anon2014 wrote:TTRansfer wrote: Never, ever, ever try and figure something out on your own. That is rules #1-5 on the "don't do this" list, hah.
Can you elaborate? If I'm getting work from a partner and she told me not to talk to anyone about it, what am I supposed to do? Partner doesn't have time for explaining things to me, understandably. But I don't really see an option other than figure it out on my own.
What do you need explained? If it's research or law-related stuff, ask the Law Library or Lexis/WL people because they can help you formulate searches, get treatises, etc (and you can do that by just generally asking about the area of law or a question and without giving away anything confidential). Or do a google search.
Otherwise, do what you can do, and then make a list of questions and send an e-mail to the partner either asking if he/she has time to either meet with you or talk to you briefly about some questions you had regarding the assignment. You don't want to be constantly bothering him/her, but you also shouldn't turn something if you're not sure it's what you're being asked to do.