When we reviewed Morrison & Foerster’s new website yesterday, a commenter advised us to check out the firm’s career page for those who think they might have “that MoFo mojo” (in the words of the firm).
The commenter was amused by MoFo’s comparing new lawyers to pigeons, and its advice on how to avoid being “@$%#@! Pigeonholed.” We were amused, though, by its assessment of “what makes a whole lawyer” and how to be successful as a new associate at MoFo.
If you’ve ever felt like Biglaw just saw you as a beast of burden, MoFo confirms it, using a cow to illustrate the various cuts of a good lawyer:
Intellectual curiosity is important and is, sensibly, the flavor found in the cow’s head. What does MooFo ascribe to the rump?
To be a successful lawyer, you should have a sense of ownership in the firm, says MoFo:
Alternately, this conveys to us that Biglaw owns your a**.
As we said yesterday, MoFo’s website is certainly unorthodox, but we must admit to enjoying exploring it. Most commenters poo-poo’ed the website, but some were fans:
I couldn’t be more relieved to see a law firm website that is not the same as all others. Law firms are lemmings. Lawyers fear change. This design is beautiful, the industry is just years behind.
Actually much better than most law firm websites. Most are really boring. It’s nice to see one that’s interesting, it’s sad that people fear change, especially in an industry that so desperately needs it.