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Question: A secretary at your small firm, with whom you’re friendly, confides that she has found a new job in another field. She seems genuinely excited. She’s vital to the firm, and finding a replacement will take time, but she mentions she needs to work for a few more weeks before giving notice. Should you tell anyone? READ MORE >
Question: When should a job offer be considered a "firm" offer for the purpose of giving notice to your current employer?
When the offer is first made, it is usually contingent upon successful conflicts, reference and background checks. The necessary information and authorizations to do those checks are usually provided when the offer is accepted.
If neither the candidate nor the firm anticipates any problems, should the candidate assume the offer is firm at this point? Or should the candidate wait to hear back from the firm before giving notice? If that's the case, how long should the candidate wait, and how many follow-up calls should he/she make? READ MORE >
Question:I’ve recently given notice to my firm and I have two weeks to wrap everything up. What are some things I should do during this two-week period so that everything goes smoothly? READ MORE >
Question: I have just accepted an offer from a law firm. I’m planning to give notice, but I haven’t heard back that I’ve cleared conflicts. Does it matter if I give notice before I’ve officially cleared conflicts at my new firm? READ MORE >
Should I accept my current employer’s counteroffer? READ MORE >
I just got an offer from the job I want and am ready to happily accept! My only concern is that I have a close working relationship with my managing partner and I am the only associate working with him. I’d like to give him ample time to replace me or at least find a temporary solution, but I don’t want the new job to think I’m not excited. How much notice should I give my current boss while still keeping my future employer happy? READ MORE >
With bonus season upon us, many law firm associates are beginning to plot their next career move. Some may be looking for an in-house or government job, a position with a smaller firm, or employment in another city, while some are simply looking to move to another firm not that much different than their current one. The good news is that lateral hiring picks up after the holidays and your chances of finding a new job are high. Here are some tips for resigning from your current job without burning any bridges: READ MORE >
I am a 4th year associate who has been confidentially conducting a job search for the last two months. I recently received a fantastic offer from another firm and I can't wait to give notice to my current employer. I wanted to get your advice on when is the best time to give notice in this type of situation. - M.Z. READ MORE >
Most law firm associates are preoccupied with surviving-doing everything they can to beat the odds and one day be elected partner-or just hanging in there long enough to gain the experience they need to pursue other legal-career opportunities. READ MORE >
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