As I start my fifth year as a licensed liar, here are the things I wish I had been told when I first started
Most team-building exercises work well, like tailgating in a parking lot before a partner’s big ERISA trial. But others are not such a good idea.
I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing, yet here I am at age 24 and the head of the firm’s litigation department.
The scum law firms breed. This guy was scum’s scum.
QI’m a third-year litigation associate who, for my first two years, did a lot of bankruptcy work. I’m not so sure I want to be a partner, but I also don’t want to have to leave the firm. I hear that Special Counsel is a decent gig, though for most associates gunning for partner, I understand…
I actually used the F word and told the partner off. Now what should I do?
Almost any literate jack-ass can be an associate attorney if he has access to a computer and/or a ride to a place that does
I fear my job is on the line. It’s not my fault the rainmaker thought I had the experience of a fifth or sixth year law firm associate
I am really very content with my job as a seventh year associate at a megafirm—I’m happy just plodding.
Even the most basic and routine interactions take on a form of their own when they occur in a law firm.