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Life As An Associate

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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #1650 on: June 19, 2008, 03:33:06 PM »
I enjoy Pro Bono work b/c the clients are usually not as demanding - not all and those get dumped.

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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #1651 on: July 08, 2008, 08:31:02 AM »
Hey y'all, is anyone on here applying to the GA Bar? Need to get all my stuff together but I heard the process is an 8-month-long mess. True?

Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #1652 on: July 08, 2008, 08:34:41 AM »
I thought you just took the bar in NY.  Just out of curiousity why did you decide to take it there if within a year you would want to take Georgia's?

Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #1653 on: July 12, 2008, 04:22:31 PM »
Okay, I have a very serious question.  I just finished 8 weeks as a summer associate, and to be honest, I didn't enjoy it all that much.  The events were stressful, and there was a lot of pressure to attend them (small summer class).  I liked the work, and I liked the other members of my summer class.  I felt like a lot of the attorneys were two-faced... for instance, I got positive feedback from someone on a project, and then I went to my midsummer review and that person had slammed me because I had asked for an hour extension.  An HOUR.  Another partner gave me a negative comment in my review because, when asked for an "update," I had sent an email instead of giving an oral report.  WTF?  How could I have known she wanted an oral report?  Is it normal to get such nitpicky comments in reviews like this?

Do I just not like Biglaw practice, or is it the firm? 

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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #1654 on: July 12, 2008, 04:26:45 PM »
That sounds like a firm culture problem.

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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #1655 on: July 12, 2008, 05:29:36 PM »
Hey y'all, is anyone on here applying to the GA Bar? Need to get all my stuff together but I heard the process is an 8-month-long mess. True?
What up Ruskie?  :)  still london bound?

Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #1656 on: July 12, 2008, 07:27:15 PM »
Okay, I have a very serious question.  I just finished 8 weeks as a summer associate, and to be honest, I didn't enjoy it all that much.  The events were stressful, and there was a lot of pressure to attend them (small summer class).  I liked the work, and I liked the other members of my summer class.  I felt like a lot of the attorneys were two-faced... for instance, I got positive feedback from someone on a project, and then I went to my midsummer review and that person had slammed me because I had asked for an hour extension.  An HOUR.  Another partner gave me a negative comment in my review because, when asked for an "update," I had sent an email instead of giving an oral report.  WTF?  How could I have known she wanted an oral report?  Is it normal to get such nitpicky comments in reviews like this?

Do I just not like Biglaw practice, or is it the firm? 

 :-[  Oh, dear lord. 

Are you sure that they're not looking for these negative things because of some larger issue, which may be economic?  These sound like excuses to sink your associate position.

good point

That sounds like a firm culture problem.

another good point


Legapp, mind PMing me the firm?  I'm going through the bidding process now, and I may just want to stay away from that place  :-\

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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #1657 on: July 12, 2008, 09:12:17 PM »
Legapp, mind PMing me the firm?  I'm going through the bidding process now, and I may just want to stay away from that place  :-\

Me, too. Please share the info...

Me three, please!

Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #1658 on: July 12, 2008, 09:16:55 PM »
me four, please

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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #1659 on: July 14, 2008, 02:21:47 AM »
Me five, please!