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.…
Helpful cliches to be used liberally whenever anyone shows up to a meeting unprepared and gets called upon to speak unexpectedly
In the interest of helping future 1Ls avoid my own mistakes, here’s a short list of things that really should never be done as a 1L.
Simple legal terms usually have a whole ‘nother meaning to a layperson.
The Declaration of Independence alleges the King was a pirate and maybe even a necromancer. And its demand for relief was the existence of America. USA USA!
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…
Easily learn what lawyers mean by Batna, disincentivize, or Posner. A comic by Albert Wang
Each week about half a dozen lawyers ask to meet with me for blawging advice. Here is what I tell them.
If you’ve ever wondered what simple letters from lawyers actually convey.
Stop abusing these four obvious and insipid frat boy lawyer words and you may actually move up in the law job pecking order.