Tag Archives: lawyering

Unconscious Bias: I Am Not A Paralegal

I don’t have a lot of feminist gripes about my job. The legal profession is not necessarily woman- or family-friendly on a structural level, but my firm is pretty progressive and flexible. In part, this is a blessing of working … Continue reading

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Day One

The Plan: Wake up at 6:00 to feed Dylan. She doesn’t wake up this early on her own, but I need to feed her now if I am going to have time for two feedings before I leave for work. … Continue reading

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Fantasies

It’s amazing to me the lengths people will go to to preserve their image of an ideal Mormon life. When I first announced my pregnancy, people at church would say things like, “Maybe this year Robert’s business will really take … Continue reading

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Learning Curve

Yesterday, I wrote, My marriage is fine. Things are fine. When I say things are fine, I mean, my life is fine. My job is fine. I am fine. And that’s all true. Except for when they’re not. There was … Continue reading

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Things Happy Couples Do: Drive To Small Towns

I only took a week off between quitting my old job and starting my new one. I wish I’d been able to take more time. In the legal profession, vacation time ┬áis tough, even if your employer technically gives you … Continue reading

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Sterling And Unsullied

Today I filed my petition to be admitted to practice in the Northern District of Illinois. With the petition, I was requires to submit a certificate of good standing from the Illinois Bar, a sworn oath, and affidavits from two … 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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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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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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