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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]:
    For now, those are exactly my sentiments. Why am I a US lawyer?
    PIN: Would you be willing to share some information regarding your hours? How many hours do u typically work per week? As a background, I am a US based lawyer looking for a position in Hong Kong. My current position here in the US is as an in-house counsel and I put in around 55 - 60 hours per week. Wanted to check how it compares to the hours in private practice.

    pj98: Has she tried recruiting firms? I have not had any luck with them so far. But they could help. Other than that, have her subscribe to lawcrossing.com for a month and see if that helps. I check listings on this website and do see the occasional opening for an IP lawyer. The website subscription charges are US$30 per month so you could try it out for a few months.
    I'm an offshore lawyer out in HK.

    Hours are generally get in by 9.15 and work until around 19.00 / 19.30 with around 1hr - 1.30hr lunch.

    However I have been known to work weekends, a public holiday or two and a few late nights in the past five months that I have been here. However I think my hours are MUCH better than the main "onshore" firms and without a doubt better than the US firms.

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    thanks

    Thanks pin. I appreciate the information.


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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]:
    Thanks pin. I appreciate the information.
    But i should also point out i probably don't get paid as well as onshore / US lawyers and their benefits packages are probably a bit better.

    Also they would have better support services and better systems to work with.

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    Try Bird & Bird for IP focus.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposita:
    Try Bird & Bird for IP focus.
    They don't typically employ US lawyers and have none in HK right now (so unless you want to get HK qualified you can't be a lawyer there b/c there is noone to supervise you under HK bar rules). Actually, I don't think that they have any US lawyers at any of their offices.

    If you're going to go for a British firm, stick with the magic circle.

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