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
At conferences throughout the year, I’m often pigeonholed by attendees, who look at my name and ask me this question: “Who the fuck are you?” After I explain who I am and I buy a few rounds of drinks, people start talking to me. After a few more drinks, I tell them why my advice…
To be a successful big firm lawyer, you need to understand the art of manufactured outrage. Most successful solo attorneys have developed the skill of manufacturing outrage over years of being the little guy and overlooked for major litigation. As a big firm attorney, though, you’ll need to manufacture outrage easily and on the spot.…
The “Old Codger Lawyer,” a species of lawyer that is at least two generations behind but still proudly unaware of it.
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.
Lawyers like to complain a lot about sucky things, particularly sucky things that are unethical.
How lawyers approach the “Like” button on Facebook.
I’m a fairly new but older associate in a large firm. I’m also a recovering alcoholic Mormon.
Are these motions even real?!
This letter confirms our conversation in the breakfast room on March 10, 2012, in which I said “Good morning,” and you said “whatevs.” This also confirms that, for reasons I believe were apparent, we did not discuss matters further. This letter confirms last night’s discussion over dinner in which you indicated that you “never really…