Wednesday, October 25, 2006


I simply was not built for law firm politics.

I am slowly and painfully learning this.


At October 26, 2006 at 1:04 AM, Blogger Roonie said...

I'm not built for corporate politics myself. I'm finding out the same as we speak. Maybe we should start our own non-profit and make...absolutely nothing :( But we'd be happy!

At October 26, 2006 at 10:49 AM, Blogger Lazerlou said...


Get out then. Law firm politics suck. I was at a "lifestyle" firm in Chicago, in the plaintiffs' class action group even, and still the office politics were ridiculous and made people gross.

I'm now in a satellite office of a NY Plaintiffs firm, and it rocks. No B.S., but probably not as much access to the uper echelons in New York either. A trade off I'm all too happy to make.

Just remeber, there are other options out there. My best friend from lawschool is practicing at a boutique litigation shop in Aspen. He has a pretty nice life. And gets every other friday off during ski season.

At October 27, 2006 at 8:28 AM, Blogger Drewcatt said...

So... should I be feeling better about going the criminal justice route, and potentially not making any money...?

At October 29, 2006 at 4:05 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

roonie -- if only I had an ounce of entrepreneurial spirit, that just might work ;)

lou, yeah, but as roonie notes, there are politics everywhere, even in smaller firms or boutique firms (which are still firms, anyway). And I'm never going to like them. So instead I will complain to anyone who cares to listen. So thanks for listening :D

drew, I think you should feel good about yourself just because you're you. Hum, I guess I'm in a good mood today. I don't *usually* talk like Stuart Smalley...

At October 30, 2006 at 8:02 AM, Blogger Drewcatt said...

Ah, now that I can work with.

Good moods for all!

At October 30, 2006 at 8:28 PM, Blogger The Special Sauce said...

Sorry to hear not everything is bueno with you lately. I'm also sorry I've been derelict with my blogging duties. Sorry I havent poked my head in lately, I've been away. And of course I'll put some new stuff as well. Ciao!

At October 31, 2006 at 5:24 AM, Blogger NWsixer said...

You take a group of people in any job and stick them together 7 hours a days and you'll get politics.

If those people are lawyers i..e hired guns for those who like a good moan, it's only going to be trouble.

10 years plus in all I can pass on is the sage advice of W.Axl Rose, "Welcome to the jungle
We've got fun 'n' games... In the jungle Welcome to the jungle, it'll bring you to your...".

Tofu farmer. Trust me - it's the way forward.

At October 31, 2006 at 4:17 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

drew, indeed! :)

special, glad you're still alive and kicking! ;) No worries, most of us in the blog world take the occasional hiatus (some intentional, some not). Good to have you back. As for me, things are a bit better this week... last week was a mishmash of projects I despised and a horrifically sexist remark/attitude from an extremely powerful male partner (a remark regarding which I still haven't decided what to do/whom to speak with, or to do anything -- and, frankly, I'm still scared shitless but at the same time pissed the fuck off). This week, however, I have the promise of potential new, interesting projects on the horizon, and my Thanksgiving vacation is a short three weeks away.

sixer, seriously. Why are lawyers the most obnoxious bunch of people in the world? Seriously. I can't be that annoying to other people... can I?


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