Desert Fox wrote:One of the dumbest aspects of biglaw is total fuckup of priority of cost savings. Some dumbass senior associate wanted me to go to a library to use their JSTOR account to pull one article that could be bough for 35 bucks online. Another wanted me to read through 6000 patents but was too cheap to use a search firm.
Because of their pathological demand for perfection, some big lawyers make really stupid choices when choosing between an automated process and a human putting eyes on something. They assume a person looking at something will NEVER fuck it up.
Was talking to an attorney over the summer about shit like this at my firm. She told me whatever cost to run a search or do the end around is a lot less than the time spent trying to avoid that cost.
Don't know if that's the message at all biglaw firms though.