Last Sunday, of course, was Mother’s Day. With respect, to my own mother and other mothers, here are some observations on a frustrated Biglaw career….

He Was A Jackass Anyway

Ninth-year associate
Leading the case.
Make or break maybe
Holding it together most of the time.
What I didn’t know,
She was on the part-time plan (could have fooled me):
Four days a week, four-fifths the pay,
A couple or so extra years on the partnership track
(all to make it easier to raise a family, you know).
She didn’t make partner.
Something about bad timing; best of luck!
But she did get a divorce and a shrink.
Like I said, he was a jackass anyway.


Qui Tam, a weekly column of poetry about the legal profession, is penned by an arrogant T1 law graduate, former Biglaw associate, and current in-house lawyer. You can reach Qui Tam by email: quitammer@hotmail.com.


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