Jimbo_Jones wrote:I just think it's funny that many attorneys will complain about not having a life outside of work because they're in the office until 8-9PM every night. Well, if you got into the office at 7AM, you could get out at 5-6PM and still have plenty of time for family/life after work.
Obviously this is all dependent upon the normal business hours your employer and clients require you to keep.
If you have shit to do, sure. In a transactional practice where you are waiting for the client or the other counsel to get a draft back to you or you need to get on the phone to hammer some shit out before you start work, getting in early won't help. After some experience, you could probably make getting in early work for you, but you'd have to know how long things will take which was hard as a summer.
In litigation, it would probably be easier.