Legal Definitions Of The DayPosted: February 16, 2015 Filed under: General Law 2 Comments
Litigation Associate: A young lawyer who transforms blank paper into a credible draft of a legal argument, only to be excoriated for failing to read the partner’s mind perfectly.
Litigation Partner: A senior lawyer who has forgotten that turning a blank page of paper into a first draft of anything is the hardest part of the job and who genuinely believes that every edit he makes dramatically improves, rather than simply changes, the associate’s draft.
Those were hilarious definitions of litigation lawyers. I didn’t know such a dynamic existed between senior and associate lawyers. Do you work in law?
Yes, for good or ill. 🙂