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Callback reimbursement

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:58 pm
by Anonymous User
anon for obvious reasons

I did a callback with a NALP firm (v50, NY) that has ignored my claim for expenses. Should I follow up with them?

Re: Callback reimbursement

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:39 pm
by trebekismyhero
Yes

Re: Callback reimbursement

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:54 pm
by Anonymous User
How long does it usually take for the callback reimbursement? I had one claim in early August and have not heard back. Should I be worried?

Re: Callback reimbursement

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:46 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:anon for obvious reasons

I did a callback with a NALP firm (v50, NY) that has ignored my claim for expenses. Should I follow up with them?


I have received several reimbursements so far, and most took about a full month. Not a single firm responded or confirmed when I sent my claim in. I'd give it a few weeks.

Re: Callback reimbursement

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:26 pm
by Anonymous User
If you are not reimbursed after several follow-up emails, I would certainly disseminate that information as widely as possible.

For example, in a previous year Steptoe and Johnson's NY office completely stiffed me on a callback reimbursement, despite no fewer than 3 follow-up emails. Complete silence.

Any firm that is either too cheap or too disorganized to reimburse a poor law student a few hundred dollars in violation of NALP conventions should be outed publicly, IMO.

That said, I would certainly follow up directly with recruiting at least twice and allow about two months from the time you submit your expense form.

Re: Callback reimbursement

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:46 pm
by bbaa57311
If you don’t get reimbursed within two months, should you inform your school? How should you make it public?

Re: Callback reimbursement

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:08 pm
by QContinuum
bbaa57311 wrote:If you don’t get reimbursed within two months, should you inform your school? How should you make it public?

I would not recommend going public. "Outing" a firm - even a firm that has behaved badly - inevitably carries significant personal/professional costs to the "outer." The cost may well be worth it when the bad behavior is truly godawful, but I would never advise any friend to put their neck on the line merely to "out" a firm that messed up their callback reimbursement.