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Einstein

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To those thinking about NY tiny law...
« on: April 14, 2007, 02:36:12 AM »
http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Apr13/0,4670,EmpireStateJumper,00.html

NEW YORK   A man jumped to his death Friday out the window of a 69th-floor law office in the Empire State Building.

Police responded to the New York City landmark shortly before 3 p.m. after a 911 caller reported seeing a severed leg _ covered in a gray sock _ on the street below. The rest of the body was recovered from a setback on the 30th floor.

The tragedy in the 102-story building closed portions of the busy Midtown Manhattan street while the investigation continued.

Police identified the man as Moshe Kanovsky, a lawyer in his 30s.

More than 30 people have committed suicide at the Empire State Building since it opened in 1931, including a 21-year-old man in February 2006. The skyscraper reaches 1,454 feet to the top of its lightning rod.




The guy passed the NY state bar exam in Feb of 2003... didn't take long for life as a Tiny law associate in NY to get to him..  :(

If you ever find yourself in this situation, working at a tiny law firm situated at the top of a 100 story building, making $35,000 per year.. and one day you realize that law wasn't what you thought it would be.... DON'T DO IT!!

You can always liquidate your hoopty and downtown tent under a bridge, move to the beach and start your own private practice, where you call the shots and you decide how much work you take on.... Or if you just hate law that much then parlay your JD into another field that you do like... Things always get better, life is like a roller coaster, there are ups and downs, and sometimes those downs may seem to be endless, but alass you will see another up..
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Re: To those thinking about NY Biglaw..
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007, 02:40:33 AM »
He could have just... um... quit.

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Re: To those thinking about NY Biglaw..
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007, 03:25:35 AM »
What are the rates for suicide among lawyers in Biglaw as opposed to other forms of practice? Or within his specific firm? Or other professions, for that matter? What else was going on in this guy's life that could have contributed? It seems like a bit of a stretch to say, "Don't work in Biglaw, because this could be you!"

I don't think anybody said that. OP was saying that IF you go into biglaw AND you want to kill yourself because of it, don't.

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Re: To those thinking about NY Biglaw..
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2007, 03:44:38 AM »
hey how did you find that.. I tried martindale and it didnt show his firm.. then I googled and nothing came up..
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Re: To those thinking about NY Biglaw..
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2007, 07:48:05 AM »
This guy was not in biglaw.  He worked for a firm that pays somewhere around $35000/yr for first years.

Registration Number: 4157673
MOSHE M. KANOVSKY
LAWRENCE, KRAUSE & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
67 WALL ST STE 1701
NEW YORK, NY 10005-3124
United States
(212) 269-7000
Year Admitted in NY: 2003
Appellate Division Department of Admission: 2
Law School: CARDOZO LAW SCHOOL
Registration Status: Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday
Next Registration: Apr 2007

Attorney: Krause & Associates, 67 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. Plaintiff personal injury firm, $35,000. Cover letter, resume and writing sample by email to Avril Winchester at krauselaw@hotmail.com And Lawrence Krause at krause@lawyer.com. Telephone 212 269-7000.

With that in mind, debt/potential financial ruin is one of the biggest reasons people commit suicide.

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Re: To those thinking about NY Biglaw..
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2007, 08:54:04 AM »
As I have said over and over agian, NYC is not for everyone.  It can be cutthroat, competitive, highly stressful, and downright psychotic sometimes and this man let it get to him.  It is the NY state of mind.

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Re: To those thinking about NY Biglaw..
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2007, 11:42:30 AM »
well it looks like this post backfired.
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Re: To those thinking about NY Biglaw..
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2007, 12:36:50 PM »
Why anyone would want to work in the city is beyond me. Granted this is just a personal opinion, but I'm not a huge Manhattan fan. It's ridiculously expensive, and there's so many other cities with better standards of living and nicer weather. For the toll NYC takes on your bank account and stress level, I don't think it's worth the prestige of working in BIGLAW there.
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Re: To those thinking about NY Biglaw..
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2007, 01:02:58 PM »
...maybe his girlfriend was driving him crazy

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Re: To those thinking about NY Biglaw..
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2007, 02:44:55 PM »
well it looks like this post backfired.

Nah, it really didn't backfire.. My intended goal was to inform of the recent suicide of a lawyer, (which prob happens alot according to the statistics) and to encourage people to not commit suicide.  You can always change your situation.. it might take a few years but you can always change it for the better.

Assuming this guy was feeling the crunch of only making $35000 a year in NY he could have neglected a few bills, taken the savings and caught a flight to a city in the south, with a lot of sunshine and low cost of living.. you can make more than 35k per year doing a lot of other things.. I just hate to hear of someone killing themselves.. it is so unecessary.

Here I will change the name of the thread to accurately portray the article...
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