I’m not trying to discourage prospective law students. Honestly. I just want to reduce the number of former students who return to shout in my face “practicing law sucks!” or “the only job I could get is doing document-review piecework as a $23/hour contract attorney!”
- Placement Office Scrambles at Law School Where 65% of Grads Had No Jobs (concerns University of Colorado Law School. Read the comments, too)
- Check Email Hourly, Quinn Partner Says, Unless In Court, In Tunnel, or Asleep (young associate chastised in firm-wide email after missing emailed instructions from senior partner)
- Document Review: When “As Fast as I Can” Doesn’t Cut It (directive to contract attorneys doing document review: “Please pick up the pace. They are expecting you to do about 80 docs an hour and all of you are less than half that. Changes will be made soon if this does not change asap.” [80 docs/hour is 45 seconds/document. Who thought the information age killed assembly lines!]
Forewarned is forearmed.