I Lost my Partner Mentor

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer

QI work in the litigation department of a large law firm.  As in all large firms, the partners are aggressive and don’t have time to answer questions from junior associates.  The partnership track is a very long-term commitment and is extremely competitive.  Since summering at the firm, I relied upon one senior associate (who had became a junior partner) to …

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BREAKING: Midlevel Associates Hate Their Jobs

Bitter Newsroom Lawyer, News & Views

We do hope you’re sitting down. Results of American Lawyer‘s annual Associates Survey are in and the news is as grim as it is shocking: Midlevels at firms coast-to-coast are “eyeing the door.” In fact, a “close parsing” of 7,259 midlevel associates from 180 firms has revealed that “although most associates think they could make partner, they’re not sure they …

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