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Old 25-06-2021, 11:13 PM
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$5,500, compounded 5% annually for 11 years, is ~$9,400. We're being exploited day in day out.
nobody's forcing you to stay, and it's not exploitation if you enjoy the work

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Which type of Chinatown firms to avoid for tc?
The key to answering this question is to realize that joining a Chinatown firm means essentially putting your trust in a particular senior lawyer. It is not so much the firm you must be concerned about, but the lawyer. The firm is merely the legal entity through which the lawyer practices.

So rather than focusing on the firm, focus on finding out who is the principal lawyer or sole prop of the firm whom you'll be training under.

A Chinatown firm run by an ex Big Law partner is going to give you a much better experience than a Chinatown firm run by a lawyer who has always practised low value work.

The only exception to this is probably if you're looking to practice pure criminal law or family law, as specialist crim or fam lawyers usually don't practice in large firms.

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Old 26-06-2021, 01:31 AM
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- Is JLC the best path to take for those aspiring to (eventually) become judges?
the Singapore Legal Service produces judges at an remarkably high rate for a government department (as compared to the practice elsewhere). Perhaps you can aim for a career there.



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He's salty because his firm can't keep up, maybe because its not as profitable as the US and Magic Circles? Nobody is forcing his firm to anyway.

Pushing down NQ pay to $3K (i.e. auditor level payscale) will never happen. As it is, law firms are already suffering from a severe attrition of senior associates at the midlevel. Good luck trying to find people willing to do legal saikang at auditors' salary scales.

The question now is not the lack of work, but the lack of able bodies to do it. Ask any Big 4 partner and they will tell you how difficult it is to find senior associates.
Is this just because everyone quits early
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nobody's forcing you to stay, and it's not exploitation if you enjoy the work
He has a point though. I don't get why associate salaries are stagnant. Probably because there's just no incentive.
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General observation is that academia pays well provided you have other consultancy projects and sit on boards as independent directors. But you need top degrees.
Based on a sampling of law faculty profiles, those with a better trajectory in the long run for full professorships tend to have degrees from Oxbridge/Harvard.
It seems the younger you secure your lectureship or assistant professorship, the more runway you have.
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What’s up with students publishing academic articles in law journals?
Does it help an undergrad? Advise required
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Old 26-06-2021, 01:19 PM
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What’s up with students publishing academic articles in law journals?
Does it help an undergrad? Advise required
CV padding lah. As a practising lawyer I'm also still writing lame client briefs and legal updates now and then for firm BD quota. No client actually reads these nonsense. Usually is other law students or lawyers who are googling the subject matter lol. Nowadays I try to hive off the work to interns and juniors to do. As usual, the partners and seniors get listed as the publication's authors lol
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CV padding lah. As a practising lawyer I'm also still writing lame client briefs and legal updates now and then for firm BD quota. No client actually reads these nonsense. Usually is other law students or lawyers who are googling the subject matter lol. Nowadays I try to hive off the work to interns and juniors to do. As usual, the partners and seniors get listed as the publication's authors lol
ur opposing counsel reads them, thank u for reading the case so i dont have to lmao
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CV padding lah. As a practising lawyer I'm also still writing lame client briefs and legal updates now and then for firm BD quota. No client actually reads these nonsense. Usually is other law students or lawyers who are googling the subject matter lol. Nowadays I try to hive off the work to interns and juniors to do. As usual, the partners and seniors get listed as the publication's authors lol
AHAHAHAHAHA. Omg this must be a shared experience of all young trainees/associates. I can't believe I still volunteered for them at the start.
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