06/25/2004: Unfortunately, I'm still a bit behind in my reading....
even when someone emails me about something. Fellow recovering lawyer MadKane gave me a head's up about a mention in a recent "Notables" post about a classic humor piece of hers, "Diary of a Bashed Attorney". Go check it out, not only is it hilarious, it actually does a lot to explain to laypersons why some of us walk away from such a "promising" career. Excerpt:
March 22The thing is, the "bill clients for time spent in the john" story isn't fiction. I know lawyers who've done it.
I wonder if killing the managing partner would be justifiable homicide. He actually asked me why I'm not billing clients for time I spend in the john. And he meant it. So I said "You're right. I always think about clients while relieving myself. In fact, I find the process quite stimulating."
The legal-hotshot, who apparently slept through Sarcasm 101, said "Good. I'll expect to find it reflected on your bills." Then he told me if I don't become more productive, I'll never make partner. Of course, what he really meant was more "creative."
I wonder what weapon I should use.
Len on 06.25.04 @ 08:24 PM CST