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Old 27-09-2020, 09:39 AM
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Hi there, Iíve been offered a legal role in a statutory board. Wondering how the prospects are as compared to if I had a chance to join AGC? Heard that AGC also posts people to statutory boards. Thanks.

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I want. But there are so many small firms out there the best I can do for myself (since I have time) would be to look around n decide carefully. Was just wondering if y'all had thoughts on how to decide BETWEEN small firms.

(( I didn't mention anything about big firms)).
Ignore the previous poster. Just a trademark bitter asshole - many of those around.

When it comes to small firms, you would be right to be careful -> the variance in standard is very very great, and all your concerns are valid. As another poster pointed out, checking linkedin to see how many employees they have, turnover, how many stay after training is a good start. Other than that, interning even after you've accepted the TC is not a bad idea to see how work culture there is like, and if you get closer to some of the assocs you can ask them for their honest opinions. As long as you are still in school, there's nothing stopping you from finding another TC. Look out for yourself.

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Old 28-09-2020, 07:14 AM
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Anyone knows what Clyde&Co Clasis pays associates?

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I have a very horrid experience with a small firm such that I will not recommend to anyone, anyone at all. It is not just working late hours with v little pay.

Go to linkedin, see if you can find previous employees. See how long they stay at each firm. If no one no one at all stay more than a year, most prob is shitty and horrible.

On hindsight, it should have been a red flag but i was too stupid. If there is a turnover rate of employees, but a couple stay like 1-2 years plus should be still okay quite normal. Like maybe not great but not horrible either.

Yes as a female should practise caution. Not all bosses are like that though
Every firm is different.

I trained with a small law firm... and have been with the same firm for 4+/5 years now. It's the only firm i've ever worked with. lol. Also female.

My thoughts are as follows:

The legal industry is brutal. Whether you're in a big or small or med firm, the first 1-2 years will be tough. The type of difficulties you meet is different at each law firm, but it will never be easy.

My life only got better at year 3. I put my foot down and told my boss that i was at a crossroads. I simply could not keep up with the number of files/amount of work i was being thrown. I was also not earning the kind of pay that would make such a workload fair.

So we came to an agreement where I earn a cut of files... if i didn't want to handle the file, I could reject it and simply not earn from the file (which would then go to other assocs or my boss would handle it himself).

Has been working well for me so far...

I don't think life in law will ever be "easy".. but I'd like to think that life gets slightly better with time. [cant believe im still in practice though. heh.]
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Old 28-09-2020, 10:35 AM
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Every firm is different.

I trained with a small law firm... and have been with the same firm for 4+/5 years now. It's the only firm i've ever worked with. lol. Also female.

My thoughts are as follows:

The legal industry is brutal. Whether you're in a big or small or med firm, the first 1-2 years will be tough. The type of difficulties you meet is different at each law firm, but it will never be easy.

My life only got better at year 3. I put my foot down and told my boss that i was at a crossroads. I simply could not keep up with the number of files/amount of work i was being thrown. I was also not earning the kind of pay that would make such a workload fair.

So we came to an agreement where I earn a cut of files... if i didn't want to handle the file, I could reject it and simply not earn from the file (which would then go to other assocs or my boss would handle it himself).

Has been working well for me so far...

I don't think life in law will ever be "easy".. but I'd like to think that life gets slightly better with time. [cant believe im still in practice though. heh.]
Kudos to you for setting grounds for yourself with the talk that you had with your boss at your third year! That's definitely a great thing that you did for yourself.
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Every firm is different.

I trained with a small law firm... and have been with the same firm for 4+/5 years now. It's the only firm i've ever worked with. lol. Also female.

My thoughts are as follows:

The legal industry is brutal. Whether you're in a big or small or med firm, the first 1-2 years will be tough. The type of difficulties you meet is different at each law firm, but it will never be easy.

My life only got better at year 3. I put my foot down and told my boss that i was at a crossroads. I simply could not keep up with the number of files/amount of work i was being thrown. I was also not earning the kind of pay that would make such a workload fair.

So we came to an agreement where I earn a cut of files... if i didn't want to handle the file, I could reject it and simply not earn from the file (which would then go to other assocs or my boss would handle it himself).

Has been working well for me so far...

I don't think life in law will ever be "easy".. but I'd like to think that life gets slightly better with time. [cant believe im still in practice though. heh.]

kudos to you
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How much annual leave do firms usually give?
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How much annual leave do firms usually give?
14 days, if you can take it.
You can bargain for more as you rise.


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How much annual leave do firms usually give?
Depends on size.

Not sure about med/small, but bigger firms give 20+
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Old 28-09-2020, 03:33 PM
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Anywhere hiring?
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