chrisbru wrote:Not just in the courtroom, but it's really rude to pull your cell out during meetings, especially if you're in a meeting with a partner or higher level associate. Even in my entry-level finance job I would be in meetings without clocks and needed my watch to tell time without being the dick who looks like he can't make it through an hour long meeting without checking his phone.
Speaking from experience, when you are in a meeting with a partner or senior associate, you don't need to know the time. You will be in that meeting until it ends. Period.
Having a watch is 100% a personal preference. Attorneys check their blackberries constantly. There will undoubtedly be times at meetings, even with clients, to discreetly check your blackberry, especially if it only involves hitting one key to have the home screen illuminated as it sits in front of you on the desk/table.
If you feel you need to buy a watch to "look the part," then buy the cheapest watch that looks decent. I would imagine a Fossil watch would probably get the job done.