That Partner Voodoo That I Do

Matthew Richardson Columns, Lawyer 22 Comments

Dear Partners, I have a small request: Please stop driving associates crazy.  Why?  Because if you do, then we’ll all stop wishing death and harm on you and be more productive employees. At 6:30 PM last Tuesday, fed up with my gut expanding from Friday margarita benders and sedentary bouts induced by thin attempts to ramp up my billables, I …

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I’m Losing the PR Battle to Evil Partners

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 23 Comments

I’m a midlevel associate in BigLaw, and I am on the road to being fired.  Not laid off.  Fired. I get glowing evaluations.  I’m in demand.  I have more work than I know what to do with.  I have phenomenal experience, mentor younger associates and bill over the minimum hours required. I rarely turn down an assignment. So why, you …

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