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 [...]
QI’m a third-year litigation associate who, for my first two years, did a lot of bankruptcy work. I’m not so sure I want to be a partner, but I also don’t want to have to leave the firm. I hear that Special Counsel is a decent gig, though for most associates gunning for partner, I understand [...]
I actually used the F word and told the partner off. Now what should I do?
I fear my job is on the line. It’s not my fault the rainmaker thought I had the experience of a fifth or sixth year law firm associate
I feel a great deal of loyalty to the partner, but I am concerned about the future of the law firm, and more importantly, my job.
Should I tell the partner I don’t like being referred to as his “second-tier project?” Will he still work with me? Will he ruin my reputation?
Life has a way of reminding you that, even with a monstrous ego, you aren’t that important.
The “habits” of basically every partner I work for constitute the polar freaking opposite of the habits associated with highly effective people.