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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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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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On Waiting

When I started my job there were six Mormons at the firm. Well, five Mormons and one Southern Baptist who really likes us for some reason. [I’m not counting the crotchety partner who only fraternizes with us lowly associates on occasions of … 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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Two Days In Arbor Town

  I spent the last two days here, collecting stories I can’t tell. Mostly because they’re recruiting stories that would blow up the internet when the first eager young law student to stumble upon my blog submitted the absurdity that … Continue reading

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Interviewee Turned Recruiter

It’s interviewing season, if you’re in your third year of law school and want to work in Big Law. If you already work in Big Law, then it’s recruiting season. Things I’ve learned now that I’m on the other side … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A Geek

Chicago Public Schools started back up today. Sort of. Technically it was just the year-round track that started today. I was never a year-rounder, I just wanted to be able to call this post timely. This is the first time … Continue reading

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Always A Day Late

I make New Year’s Resolutions every year. I think about them and I write them down. I never start them on January 1st, though. The first day of the year is reserved for sleeping and schlepping around the house and … Continue reading

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