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How to Give Notice - BigLaw and Beyond

I am about to give notice in two days. After months of agonizing over the decision to leave BigLaw, I feel at peace with my choice but am certainly not looking forward to the conversation with the head of our corporate group. 622 more words


Feeling Anxious? Put Down Your Screens and Improve Your Life, Creative Lawyers

Lawyers are some of the most anxious people I know. As I’ve written about before, high anxiety is so common in the profession that many attorneys don’t even understand that there are other ways of being. 1,672 more words

Associate Life

You can't beat the billable hour

I did well in law school.  I know, I know, this is kind of bragging.  But doing well in law school does not seem to be a marketable skill on its own so let’s give me this one thing. 1,617 more words

Not In My Lifetime

A week ago, Law360 published a series of disturbing stories on gender bias in the legal profession. My firm, which made Law360’s top twenty U.S. firms (by size), did not make Law360’s… 408 more words


"The Case Against Gay Marriage: Top Law Firms Won’t Touch It"

The Case Against Gay Marriage: Top Law Firms Won’t Touch It – NYTimes.com.

Here is what I wrote to the author:

I find it funny that the unwillingness of big law firms to handle cases that might affect their bottom line is getting a lot of attention around the marriage equality issue.

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Disability Rights

BigLaw Hiring Stats: Good News for BC

Yesterday, the National Law Journal published its annual list of the “Go-To Law Schools.” Unlike many other publications, NLJ uses only one piece of data to order its rankings – percentage of the graduating class heading to a job with one of the 250 largest law firms in the U.S. 311 more words

Student Life

Tell me something good

I recently attended a conference at a law school – a pretty good law school – and they invited me to appear on a panel and paid for my transportation and even offered a hotel (if I needed one, which it turns out I didn’t, but still…nice.) 3,039 more words

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