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jbd
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Re: Oliff & Berridge
« Reply #5 on: Dec 28th, 2007, 3:42pm »
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how much $ did they offer you?
 
how do you know what it would have been like to work there if you did not work there?
 
another post said you will get very good training.
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Re: Oliff & Berridge
« Reply #6 on: Dec 30th, 2007, 9:17am »
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The training is very good.  They are more than competent.  The work product is consistent and that consistency is enforced.  
 
The pay is "competitive."  Haven't worked there in a long time, but still know a few folks.
 
They go by billed hours, not billable.  So you cannot dump a bunch of time into the system and strut around about your "billable" hours.   They don't care about that.  It's billed hours.  How much of your time was actually billed to the client and how much was collected.
 
Learn to be efficient, and learn it quick.  You will need it.
 
Yes, working there did help me get a better job.  O&B has a reputation in the DC area and most people know that the firm is a good training ground.  
 
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 30th, 2007, 9:52am »
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I would highly value where I can feel comfortable and friendly interactive.  
 
 
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Re: Oliff & Berridge
« Reply #8 on: Dec 31st, 2007, 2:25pm »
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on Dec 30th, 2007, 9:17am, JD wrote:
The training is very good.  They are more than competent.  The work product is consistent and that consistency is enforced.  
 
The pay is "competitive."  Haven't worked there in a long time, but still know a few folks.
 
They go by billed hours, not billable.  So you cannot dump a bunch of time into the system and strut around about your "billable" hours.   They don't care about that.  It's billed hours.  How much of your time was actually billed to the client and how much was collected.
 
Learn to be efficient, and learn it quick.  You will need it.
 
Yes, working there did help me get a better job.  O&B has a reputation in the DC area and most people know that the firm is a good training ground.  
 

 
 
thanks for the info. it sounds like it will be a great first job for a year to two before moving on to my dream job.
 
its great that it is a good training ground, and also, that the pay is competitive. Somebody told me that the pay was not that good, so I was worried. HOwever, your post seems to have comforted me. This will be my first job after law school, and what you want from a first job is really good training and competitive pay that can either advance you to a partnership enable you to get a better job.
 
Your info seems to give all of this information. I really appreciate it.
 
What firm are you at now?
 
JBD
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Re: Oliff & Berridge
« Reply #9 on: Jan 1st, 2008, 3:24am »
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kindly share if you don't mind how you secured a phone interview with this firm right out of law school... good luck on getting an offer (sounds like they have not extended one yet as you are asking about salary/etc)
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