Who is the Tim Tebow of the legal world?
Right now the competition that I am aiming to win is a simple one: end the year with the largest settlement in the firm.
In order to finish a marathon, it’s you versus your mind. This allegory, to me, sums up the practice of law.
Why am I writing you this open letter? Simply put, you are a disgrace to the litigating community.
Life has a way of reminding you that, even with a monstrous ego, you aren’t that important.
In all honesty, I can usually predict within the first sentence if a potential client has a legitimate case or not.
We need more lawyers counseling lawyers on how to react when they have the opportunity to do something stupid.
It’s the middle of August and all motivation has left me. The summer is nearly gone, my summer associate has returned to school, and I’ve returned to my non-summer role as the holder of the partner’s slopbucket. The calendar has reached that page where there is absolutely nothing of importance going on in the office. [...]
I am not Denny Crane. This is sad for me. I am not the lawyer that has gone his entire career without a loss. My first trial as a first-year associate was a glorious defeat. Forget the one-time loss, I am a lawyer that loses in some facet almost every day of the work-week. But [...]