Should I have sucked it up as a lawyer or should I have stepped up as a fellow human being?
I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing, yet here I am at age 24 and the head of the firm's litigation department.
I'm a lawyer playing Mr. Bumble, the beadle in Oliver! And I'm sporting prodigious mutton chops.
I'm a fairly new but older associate in a large firm. I'm also a recovering alcoholic Mormon.
I've had enough and want to be part of unionizing document reviewers.
About every third day, I find myself down in the office building's "smoke hut" with a bunch of smokers, talking shop while the partner smokes.
I want to ask for a raise at my law firm. Should I do it now or wait? And what's best, a percentage request or...
One partner found it preposterous to take two days off for a dog and said "just do it and then come back to the office."
Do I really not understand the pressure my wife, a female associate, is under? And what should I do to get her back?
I know the law and I know my clients. But I am not liked by my law firm colleagues or staff.