Desert Fox wrote:It doesn't intuitively make sense that old lit associates are washed up. I sort of see why corporate bros missed their exit in house. But lit bros are going to another firm. I don't see why firms wouldn't want someone who actually knows what they are doing.
But a lot of shit doesn't make sense about law.
However, I've never heard anyone reliable say that lit seniors are permafucked. Just XO bros. I'm not going to necessarily believe some idiot trolling litigators on Xo.
If you managed a 25-50 attorney boutique firm, would you hire someone who got shitcanned/forced to leave biglaw because they couldn't generate enough business to make partner and also weren't good enough at their job to stay as "of counsel"? I sure as shit wouldn't It's just doesn't make sense when you have a million other applications from good biglaw lit associates who want to willingly leave to work for your firm. And commercial litigation to shitlaw doesn't translate as well. I mean if you run a personal injury firm, why would you think that someone with 10 years of commercial litigation would be a good fit for your bog bite cases? I'd be heavily concerned about that person wasting my time and then leaving in a few months for something better. I don't think biglaw litigation associates with 10 years of permafucked, but it's not nearly as nice of a place to be as a corporate associate with 10 years of experience in that the exit options are much more limited (depending on your practice area in biglaw lit, of course).