This Lawyer Life is a website for junior attorneys looking for tips to help navigate the early years of their legal career from someone who has been there, done that, and lived to tell the tale.
Why should you listen to what I have to say? Well, I am currently a senior associate in NYC biglaw with prior experience in a legal services organization. I have worked through the glory days pre-recession and made it through the scarier times afterward.
Most importantly, not too long ago, I was in your shoes, navigating the workplace as a new lawyer. It’s not always easy to figure out how to translate three years of legal education aimed at teaching you how to “think like a lawyer” to practical application as a working attorney in a way that is helpful, efficient, and error-free. I have made the mistakes, or seen them made, and I’m here to offer you my tried and true methods for everything from increasing your productivity to figuring out how to set boundaries and maintain a personal life. In doing so, I hope I can help make your job not just manageable, but enjoyable.
I also hope to hear from readers with their questions or advice. I encourage respectful discussion in the comments. If you would like to submit a question, see the “Ask Me a Question” page for my contact information.