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Why the Legal Profession Should Be More Like Hockey

Bitter Editor General, Lawyer 2 Comments

Last night I was watching an NHL game. When one team scored a goal thousands of cheering fans roared as 5 grown men ecstatically hugged each other. While I was thrilled my team had scored, I was a bit jealous. Really, these guys are professionals; I’m a professional, too damnit! So, why didn’t anyone cheer when I won that motion …

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Info That Would’ve Been Helpful 100 Hours Ago

Bitter and Abused Columns, Lawyer 9 Comments

Partner drops a huge motion on me for summary judgment, which I am to write in one week.  This is a case that has been litigated for five years, involving more than fifty years of contracting history between the parties.  The associates regularly assigned to the case inexplicably never researched many of the significant issues of the case or drafted …

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