Dear Partners, I have a small request: Please stop driving associates crazy. Why? Because if you do, then we’ll all stop wishing death and harm on you and be more productive employees. At 6:30 PM last Tuesday, fed up with my gut expanding from Friday margarita benders and sedentary bouts induced by thin attempts to [...]
Female big firm lawyers must withstand many tests of emotional constitution in order to earn enough respect to be accepted as one of the guys
I’ve figured out the secret to avoiding psychological self-implosion and irreparable burnout in the hellish world of BigLaw.
My boss is a class-A booze fiend. And my philosophy is usually: his liver, his life, I don’t care. Except there’s one problem. My paycheck bounced.
I had been slaving away for weeks. The partner spent that time yelling at me and the paralegal. Then he threw a bagel.
If you don’t satisfy these eight criteria, you don’t work in BigLaw. You just work at a law firm that’s big. There’s a difference.
Male law firm partners are awkward, middle-aged, sex-starved men who tend to mistake my professional attentiveness for flirtation
It’s not a big deal, but it’s been a week and the partner hasn’t paid me back. Should I ask for the money or just let it go?
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 have finally a super-hot date Saturday night, but I know—I just know—this insane loser partner will call some emergency document review.