Columns

  • I Lost my Partner Mentor

    QI work in the litigation department of a large law firm.  As in all large firms, the partners are aggressive and don’t have time to...

  • Duty (Never) Calls

    My supervising partner comes into my office and says, “Might need you this weekend.  Be available.” I get it—it’s part of my job.  But this...

  • I Don’t Want to Buy Raffle Tickets

    It’s back-to-school raffle ticket season.  I don’t want any goddamn raffle tickets.  The prizes always suck, and I never win anyway.  Two secretaries have asked...

  • I Want to Switch Secretaries

    My secretary is a disaster. One of my supervising partners has an awesome secretary.  She has an opening on her desk, and I’m thinking of...

  • I Wonder if 2L Grades Matter

    I’m a 2L at a Pennsylvania T2 law school.  I’ve received and accepted a summer associate position at a top Detroit firm.  How much will...

  • Six People You’ll Meet as a First Year Associate

    In your first year as an associate at a law firm, here are six types of people you are sure to meet (some you might...

  • I Might Transfer Law Schools

    I’m currently a 1L at a Tier 1 in Texas. I am thinking about transferring to a higher-ranked law school. My only reason for transferring...

  • Halloween: LIVING the DREAM, Webisode 8

    While I never wore a ridiculous drugstore-purchased Superman costume to the office, I did wear one to a swanky Halloween party at the home of...

  • I Hate Gunners

    QA lot of kids from high school who thought they were “cool” ended up getting fat and stuck in dead-end jobs. That makes me wonder, what...

  • Stock Purchase (Dis)Agreement

    I stayed up all night revising this stupid Stock Purchase Agreement.  The Partner in charge, who’s a classic angry-nerd-law-dick, gave me lots of detailed comments...