Anonymous User wrote:Status check
Did it get better for any of you guys ?
Almost a year in and I've just learned I don't want to practice law at all if this is what law practice is.
I spent the last 4 working days prepping a corporate rep and a third-party witness for depositions with no supervision or direction, and it was actually pretty fun. Today I had a meeting with one of our clients to go over some supporting documentation on a $2 million dollar claim, which was also pretty cool. The pressure to be right is still there, but at least 40% of the time I don't feel like I'm flailing around blindly any more, and competence at some indefinite point in the future is starting to seem like a real possibility.
I also no longer feel like I'm committing fraud when I call someone and introduce myself as an attorney from X firm.
Basically, things are looking up, although there's still definitely parts of this job that suck.
Just to be clear here, I work for a small firm (maybe boutique?). We have great clients and do niche work that doesn't involve insurance companies. I don't know shit about biglaw.