Lawyers like to complain a lot about sucky things, particularly sucky things that are unethical.
So, you’ve been working at your law firm for seven or ten years or whatever amount of time it takes these days to “make partner.” As the goal of partnership gets closer, however, something begins to smell. You can’t quite pinpoint it, but there’s something in the air that makes you ill at ease, signs [...]
Q I’m a fairly new but older associate in a large firm. I’m also a recovering alcoholic Mormon. Recently, a well-positioned partner invited me and my wife to a small holiday dinner party (“intimate and casual” are the words he used). He’s probably not aware I’m in the program but likely knows I’m Mormon and [...]
Just when you thought a law degree was worthless, along comes Cofficer of the Law to remind you that, yes, you can practice law effectively from Starbucks, especially if armed with irony, a deep disdain for hard work, and a Venti skim pumpkin spice latte. Make no mistake about it, Cofficer of the Law can [...]
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 [...]