July was an awesome month for lawyers. June was great for scandalous lawyers, but July has been great for straight-up star power. We’ve got some great candidates from July. We’ve got some candidates who accomplished things in the law. But only one of our Lawyer of the Month contestants is also a new mother…
Most lawyers don’t expect to work 9-to-5 hours. But sometimes, a lawyer will Hulk-up if you force him to work the weekend. If you can’t keep your composure because you have 60-hour work weeks, you might be in the wrong profession.
We’ve all heard how dysfunctional entry-level legal recruiting is: Inordinate expense, decisions made on the briefest of subjective impressions with opacity all around, and what do firms reap for all their efforts? Shocking attrition rates among junior associates. It’s time for a conference on what could work better, and this is it.