Category Archives: Work

How To Stop Big Law From Ruining Your Life

On January 23rd I wrote a post called “How To Stop Big Law From Ruining Your Life.”  I wrote it in long-hand on a legal pad in a cab on the way home from work and never posted it on … Continue reading

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The Day I Learned The Truth About Law Firms

For the last year, I worked on one single aspect of a single case. As young associates strive to do, I became the master of the facts pertaining to that aspect of the case. I’d read all the documents many … Continue reading

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Veggie On Whole Wheat

I started working within a week of my 16th birthday. I hit the strip mall closest to my house on my birthday, or maybe a few days before, and filled out applications in the car. My mom drove me in … Continue reading

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Overheard in Big Law

This is a series I’ve been wanting to start for a while. It’d be a foolish one to host on my blog, though, which is only semi-anonymous. I think it be a great stand-alone blog, like Overheard in New York. … Continue reading

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Scrooge

A few weeks ago I tweeted about the joys of working in an office during the holiday season. There is a many-feet high Christmas tree in the lobby (dwarfing that token menorah you see everywhere this time of year). There … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things (That Make You Realize Your Job Sucks)

Actual conversation at the firm holiday breakfast:* Me: Does anybody have any holiday vacation plans? Coworkers: I might take the 24th and 25th off. Me: … Coworker: I have to leave early today to pick up my suits from the … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Young, Hot* Lady Attorney

Sometimes it’s hard to see the ways that my sex and gender affect my life. After all, I don’t know any other life other than the one I’ve got. Part of the reason I speak so much about being a … Continue reading

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You Go To Law School

You don’t go to law school to learn the law. You go to law school to learn that the law makes no sense, or that the law leaves lots of room for argument and subjectivity, or that you can’t count … Continue reading

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Mormons at Work

What do you do when you run out of things to say?  Tell stories. Your own. Other people’s. Past and present. What do you do when you forget how to tell a story people want to hear?  Write badly, often … Continue reading

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Art And Food Trucks

A few months into my first full-time job that lasted more than three months, I started looking for a way out. Not because I didn’t like it. I just couldn’t imagine living in a life in which my schedule was … Continue reading

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