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your worst biglaw fuckup ever?

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bison
  01/21/15
First day
Metal Up Your Ass
  01/21/15
...
WMPT
  10/02/15
...
90s | obese | jamaal
  09/13/17
not swallowing
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  01/21/15
...
"'""'"''""
  01/22/15
...
Elba, Idris
  10/02/15
killing it at OCI.
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  01/21/15
When I was in litigation I literally sent two subpoenas to t...
Always a Quotemo
  01/21/15
That's pretty bad, but not awful. Simple clerical error, may...
bison
  01/21/15
what happened with the overruled case law brief
sosa
  01/21/15
Luckily it was a relatively minor discovery thing for which ...
bison
  01/21/15
Twist: you were the junior and never trust yourself
U Bum.
  01/21/15
180 BIG WILLIE STYLE-twist
"'""'"''""
  01/22/15
...
Elba, Idris
  10/02/15
It actually wasn't even that bad. The parties were super und...
Always a Quotemo
  01/21/15
partner sounds like a lunatic what yr were you and how lo...
bison
  01/21/15
several yrs ago now. i was a 2nd yr. im not even in lit anym...
Always a Quotemo
  01/21/15
Did we work for the same partner? Ur stody brought back some...
[______Sign Here_____]
  01/22/15
That guy's married and has a family? How in the fuck do peop...
Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts
  01/22/15
House in Darien, schools she can brag about, weekly spa days...
Jim_Kelly
  01/22/15
Were you, in fact, fucking kidding him?
macguffin
  01/21/15
I just sat there silently. His face got really red. He stomp...
Always a Quotemo
  01/21/15
You would have been a firm legend if he dropped dead.
Main Force Patrol
  01/22/15
LJL at putting up with this shit for $160K
"'"'"''"""
  01/21/15
Oh stfu
spaceporn2525
  10/02/15
This
Cuckcake
  09/12/17
This is classic biglaw, but not that bad unless a discovery ...
U Bum.
  01/21/15
And even then only it's only bad if the other parties have c...
macguffin
  01/21/15
Concur. The subpoenas had to go to both sides so lol i thin...
U Bum.
  01/21/15
Yeah, this too. They'd look like total assholes in front of ...
macguffin
  01/21/15
I love the lectures on shit like this, as though you didn't ...
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  01/22/15
You have to think about this kind of stuff.
U Bum.
  01/22/15
no need to go beyond the first five words
90s | obese | jamaal
  09/13/17
Circulated dial-in without confirming relative status of all...
@XIIXIIXII[{::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::>
  01/21/15
as a clerk, i always intentionally address the details to th...
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  01/21/15
180
"'""''"""
  01/21/15
180 attaboy
spaceporn2525
  10/02/15
why is this a thing? I dnt get it
'""'''""'
  10/02/15
You're not ready for biglaw. Message goes to intended rec...
U Bum.
  10/02/15
How does it feel to be in the top 99th percentile?
U Bum.
  01/21/15
Thank for sharing.
~~(>' ' )>
  01/21/15
We (team of about 8) got the timing wrong on a huge MSJ as w...
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  01/21/15
Brutal. What was the fall out?
bison
  01/21/15
The other side and the judge made fun of us on the record at...
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  01/22/15
This epitomizes Biglaw imo. The hours spent on some motions...
Benevolent Screed
  01/21/15
Isn't that sort of the point, though? If you had a clear-cut...
macguffin
  01/21/15
I'm not sure you understand. Our motions were bounced for a...
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  01/22/15
I'm not sure you understood the post you responded to. Not u...
Diamond Dallas Chad
  01/22/15
brutal lol
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  01/22/15
Does this guy even have PAYE?
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  01/22/15
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  01/22/15
Lol
shortquotemo
  01/23/15
...
U Bum.
  10/02/15
1. Money. 2. Grounds for appeal. 3. Money.
froodfrood
  09/14/17
Sounds like local counsel fucked up huge if they didn't clue...
"'""''"""
  01/21/15
Local counsel was a moron, but she was friends with the top ...
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  01/22/15
was this in state court? i can't recall seeing local rules m...
"'""''"""
  01/22/15
It was state court and the whole thing was a circus. We wer...
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  01/22/15
"I always read the local rules start to finish when I h...
~~(>' ' )>
  10/02/15
How the hell does that happen? I don't even understand how a...
froodfrood
  01/22/15
We didn't know the local rules and trusted our local counsel...
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  01/22/15
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~~(>' ' )>
  01/21/15
Covered for idiot junior who missed huge deadline / cost cli...
longwangpoontang
  01/21/15
details?
bison
  01/21/15
Stupid proforma filing on a financing trade. I covered and t...
longwangpoontang
  01/21/15
Not that I wasn't pretty useless as a junior associate, but ...
macguffin
  01/21/15
I had a junior associate who went to a top school, had great...
froodfrood
  01/22/15
I was like this until I got the stick out of my ass and now ...
shortquotemo
  01/23/15
This one went full retard on me. They canned him
longwangpoontang
  01/29/15
(patent prosecutor)
Ciroc Obama
  01/21/15
Wrote a SJ motion and didn't sheperdize when we filed six mo...
U Bum.
  01/21/15
really bad cases in the interim? i've done shit like this, f...
bison
  01/21/15
...
U Bum.
  01/21/15
I'm confused by your story. You wanted to just rock and fire...
"'""''"""
  01/21/15
I've never worked biglaw, but I spent a few years at this bo...
chilmata
  01/21/15
so... you got fired, right?
Ciroc Obama
  01/21/15
No, I lasted there two years and then was laid off. I do thi...
chilmata
  01/21/15
this is worth 180 weird clocks
U Bum.
  01/21/15
180 ending to this story
Judas Jones
  01/22/15
...
Rudolph
  01/22/15
Like the guy wouldnt know what pendejo means
spaceporn2525
  10/02/15
Lmao 180. The mental imagery of some partner sitting there w...
Always a Quotemo
  01/21/15
It was really fucked up because the IT guys couldn't restore...
chilmata
  01/21/15
This actually happened at Pixar with the film Toy Story, of ...
U Bum.
  01/21/15
Toy Story 2, actually http://thenextweb.com/media/2012/05...
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  01/21/15
Doesn't sound like much of a biglaw competitor if that's the...
"'""''"""
  01/21/15
Each partner has a very specialized niche and are at the top...
chilmata
  01/21/15
It's probably one of those firms where all the partners are ...
Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts
  01/22/15
Funny you say that. My partner who was in his late 50s was u...
chilmata
  01/22/15
Either I'm experiencing a simulation glitch deja vu or you h...
attornethereum
  01/22/15
Yeah, I've posted this story before.
chilmata
  01/22/15
ok that's what I thought. I distinctly remember loling, I th...
attornethereum
  01/22/15
Thanks, bro. I had four years of high school spanish. When I...
chilmata
  01/22/15
Word.
attornethereum
  01/22/15
Forwarded email from client to jr partner with message "...
PrestigeWhore
  01/21/15
lol
chilmata
  01/21/15
I feel like I remember this story from a previous post.
macguffin
  01/21/15
I bet this happens all the time
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  01/21/15
I can laugh about it now, but the whole "shut the door ...
PrestigeWhore
  01/22/15
We had a footnote that said "x is not y," and it t...
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  01/21/15
Partner: So we need to file this doc with the government? P...
[______Sign Here_____]
  01/22/15
...
darth lahey
  01/22/15
...
spaceporn2525
  10/02/15
Got shitfaced and somehow emailed what was intended to be a ...
sears.todo.para.ti
  01/21/15
HAHAHA! Fuck, I want to hear more about this.
Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts
  01/22/15
...
Jim_Kelly
  01/22/15
This was a few years ago, and my firm offered the option to ...
sears.todo.para.ti
  01/22/15
LOL. I sent a drunken text to my wife along the lines of &qu...
froodfrood
  01/22/15
180. Female junior's reaction?
Maori woman performing defiant haka
  10/02/15
...
spaceporn2525
  10/02/15
...
Dickey Simpkins
  09/14/17
Forgot about a (minor) regulatory deadline until the day bef...
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  01/22/15
regulatory deadlines are delayed ALL the time in fact i w...
Mr. Eeyore, Esq.
  10/02/15
Didn't realize some important shit needed to be filed the sa...
lukewarm matsutake mushroom bouillon
  01/22/15
(Bro who worked for Phil jackson)
[______Sign Here_____]
  01/22/15
I went out one night with my friends and got shitfaced and d...
attornethereum
  01/22/15
dat drip
[______Sign Here_____]
  01/22/15
response?
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  01/22/15
I am dying at the last sentence
Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts
  01/22/15
love this
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  01/22/15
Dying with laughter
les
  01/22/15
awesome. i'm calling this not flame. story is too perfect f...
sealclubber
  01/22/15
it is 100% not flame
attornethereum
  01/22/15
180. How did partner react?
bison
  01/22/15
...
chilmata
  01/22/15
Response email later that week: "Received. Thanks."...
attornethereum
  01/22/15
...
Aspie Pickup Line
  01/22/15
does this memo still exist?
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  01/22/15
probably somewhere. I no longer have a copy of it.
attornethereum
  01/22/15
180000000000
the pubes charitable trust
  10/03/15
must suck to work where this shit matters in shitgov, pe...
sosa
  01/22/15
i've read these briefs on appeal, it always amazes me. Its ...
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  01/22/15
lol. go on
donny
  01/22/15
I was supposed to determine if a governmental agency could t...
[______Sign Here_____]
  01/22/15
Was assisting a partner on part of a case, but I was not in ...
michael CharlesXIIikoff
  01/22/15
lol
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  01/22/15
this is something I would do for sure.
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  01/22/15
*offered to resign* LOL 180
j shad (retired 6/7/15)
  01/22/15
Doodikoff outed as asian
Judas Jones
  01/22/15
"I have brought dishonor and shame to the great name 'D...
flyfisher110
  01/22/15
...
Main Force Patrol
  01/22/15
...
sealclubber
  01/22/15
...
Flippening not happening by 11:59 PM EST 9/5/2017
  01/22/15
...
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  01/22/15
...
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  01/22/15
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darth lahey
  01/22/15
*screams like jap in the railway man trailer *
j shad (retired 6/7/15)
  01/22/15
...
ThomasFriedmanloadingMSNonhisPalmPilot (retired)
  01/22/15
...
shortquotemo
  01/23/15
...
LathamTouchedMe
  10/02/15
...
PrestigeWhore
  10/03/15
JFC
JFC
  09/14/17
...
[______Sign Here_____]
  09/14/17
...
Autistic Chad spanking ur wife like CharlesXII
  09/15/17
That is a great one, but weird you didn't get anything ever ...
U Bum.
  10/02/15
Courts love to mail you notices in hard copy that then get l...
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  09/14/17
Q for all the biglaw peeps in here: how do i subpoena a ...
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  01/22/15
ask for non-privileged docs in a transaction they did. this ...
CharlotteXII
  01/22/15
JFC biglaw is wretched
longwangpoontang
  01/22/15
I had my share of routine fuck-ups-- missing an email from a...
Thanks CharlesXII! But our date is in another lab!
  01/22/15
uhh think u have the wrong thread, this isn't post ur 180 bi...
j shad (retired 6/7/15)
  01/22/15
...
shortquotemo
  01/23/15
left out the word "not"
TannerBoyle
  01/22/15
I had a case for a bank client and they gave me their bottom...
Rudolph
  01/22/15
This is brilliant.
PrestigeWhore
  01/22/15
doesnt sound like zealous advocacy to me
ThomasFriedmanloadingMSNonhisPalmPilot (retired)
  01/22/15
Rude.
Rudolph
  01/22/15
Effective bro effective. Not zealous.
spaceporn2525
  10/02/15
This is blatant malpractice
Always a Quotemo
  01/22/15
lol at committing major malpractice
U Bum.
  10/02/15
...
RCP90
  09/12/17
accepting the job
.,.,..,,.:,,.,:.,:,...,:::,..:..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.
  01/22/15
Two mistakes in same case. 1) We had rogs due. I sent th...
'''''''''''' ''''
  01/22/15
lol. Not your problem that the firm has a shitty virus prote...
[______Sign Here_____]
  09/14/17
Also right now. I was listening to Return of the Mack on my ...
'''''''''''' ''''
  01/22/15
(Idris elba)
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  01/22/15
I was cced on an email between a partner and client about se...
*A* ShiveringJenny
  01/22/15
jesus, lol
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  01/22/15
Having some serious biglaw ptsd right now
PrestigeWhore
  01/22/15
...
bison
  01/22/15
I hate people who operate this way. You always talk before a...
froodfrood
  01/22/15
Yeah this was definitely a huge screw up on my part for just...
*A* ShiveringJenny
  01/22/15
...
spaceporn2525
  10/02/15
>> Yeah this was definitely a huge screw up on my part...
Tits on Sticks LLC
  09/14/17
this was me last week...but call was with the court and oppo...
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  01/22/15
Inserted the wrong company's figures into cap table of a pre...
j shad (retired 6/7/15)
  01/22/15
I work bayside. I remember this OM
subprime number
  10/03/15
LMAO
.,.,,..,.,.,,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,
  09/15/17
Hoping this wasn't any of you: http://autoadmit.com/thread.p...
Thanks CharlesXII! But our date is in another lab!
  01/22/15
What's nuts is this shit happens all the time. It's just rar...
Always a Quotemo
  01/22/15
I met the guy who did this. He is now doing standup comedy i...
.,.,,..,.,.,,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,
  09/15/17
added green font note at the end of my signature suggesting ...
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  01/22/15
Left out a pincite in a case citation in a memo. I caught i...
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  01/22/15
What makes biglaw such a joke is that I honestly can't tell ...
Thanks CharlesXII! But our date is in another lab!
  01/22/15
Opposing party had mostly complied with our demands to stop ...
IronMonkey
  01/22/15
Negotiated a stupid contractual provision that required the...
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  01/22/15
It's funny how lawyers look at contracts vs. business bros. ...
Always a Quotemo
  01/22/15
yeah such a joke how chill, productive bros who actually get...
Diamond Dallas Chad
  01/22/15
Banged a summer associate. Never lived it down.
Clarence Thomas weeping at Walmart Ragu display
  01/22/15
nice predator reference. when it comes to summers, you ha...
,.,.,.,.,..,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,
  01/23/15
i boned one once at an event after party and never thought t...
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  01/23/15
Alpha
longwangpoontang
  01/29/15
Lol. fuckign counsel. Was it a chick? I would have slapped ...
[______Sign Here_____]
  09/14/17
cited a case with great language but negative (though entire...
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  01/22/15
...
spaceporn2525
  10/02/15
I have a partner like this JFC it is annoying. He also insis...
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  10/03/15
...
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  10/02/15
Was doing some doc review at home while drinking beer and ma...
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  10/02/15
Partner had me go though this old statute to look for a part...
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  10/02/15
...
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  10/02/15
Step 1: Write an add-on for Outlook that let's you tag email...
PeewPeew
  10/02/15
I think this thread demonstrates that it's impossible to fuc...
,,;;,,,;,,,:,;,,,,,,;:,,,;,,,,(Retired 11/9/16)
  10/02/15
*gives you long speech about typo*
twins
  10/02/15
...
U Bum.
  10/02/15
so many big mistakes + scheduled depo with important thir...
Mr. Eeyore, Esq.
  10/02/15
okay the first one's not that weird, but the second and thir...
Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts
  10/03/15
well, that's what the judge said in his opinion denying our ...
Mr. Eeyore, Esq.
  10/05/15
lol
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  09/12/17
Spilled extremely greasy chicken on a critical document in a...
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  10/02/15
At least you have priorities correct
spaceporn2525
  10/02/15
LMAO, I really want to see this play out in a deposition. ...
Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts
  10/03/15
Fucking loled
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  10/05/15
(Mr. Bean)
tech founder disrupting concepts of human dignity
  10/06/15
...
.,.,.,.,.,
  09/16/17
Never got originals of the Article 8 certificates (which are...
Alpha Dog
  10/02/15
Accidentally assigned a client's IP rights to a customer. N...
U Bum.
  10/02/15
I know a guy of my vintage who accidentally gave a neighbori...
~~(>' ' )>
  10/02/15
Lmfao
Always a Quotemo
  10/02/15
Enormous case big research task we are working like mad. See...
CortezPeters
  10/02/15
So they treated you like dogshit for two months over what so...
Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts
  10/03/15
That's the thing - people don't have perspective in Biglaw. ...
CortezPeters
  10/03/15
Local counsel for a case was the only person on ECF for a wh...
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  10/02/15
Settled a case for $1500 in very favorable deal and did not ...
U Bum.
  10/02/15
Do you work for poasters?
Just wants a hug.
  10/02/15
LOl
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  09/15/17
i think this is why corp is better. notice how most of these...
Link Gaetz*
  10/02/15
LOL, no way. You can fuck up a ton of shit but there is no ...
U Bum.
  10/02/15
if a tree falls in the forrest....
Link Gaetz*
  10/02/15
Cr. That's why corp is better. You don't have a judge & ...
Always a Quotemo
  10/03/15
http://www.abfjournal.com/articles/unintended-consequence-jp...
twins
  10/02/15
lol a major exception.
Link Gaetz*
  10/02/15
There are at least as many mistakes in corp but they never c...
twentynine
  10/02/15
Haha see JD
longwangpoontang
  10/02/15
Had a massive (thousands of pages) hard copy filing that we ...
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  10/03/15
You must talk with the sweetest candy tongue dripping pure s...
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  10/05/15
Seems much easier to majorly fuck up as a shitigator as oppo...
Aix
  10/03/15
as others have noted, it's because in lit there is a whole o...
bison
  10/03/15
yeah but its more competitive and therefore more enjoyable t...
.,.,,..,.,.,,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,
  10/03/15
As you get more senior Corp gets better though. I'm just a n...
Link Gaetz*
  10/03/15
Associates don't do much doc review these days
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  10/03/15
not the case at my firm, but that's pretty cool for new lit ...
Link Gaetz*
  10/03/15
I had no idea how or where to file a suit against the State ...
XII pack of Dr. Thunder
  10/03/15
Was this a pro bono project?
[______Sign Here_____]
  09/15/17
filed subpoena in the wrong district court
Midnight Cowboy (Charles XII)
  09/14/17
What'd you do?
[______Sign Here_____]
  09/15/17
Oh, what a profession!
Martin Prince
  09/15/17
Forgot to redact a portion of a depo question that disclosed...
(*_*)//(^_^)\\(*_*)______('~')
  09/15/17
...
Emma Stone
  09/15/17
Fucked up on a signature page- put the wrong roman numeral a...
Maori woman performing defiant haka
  09/15/17
This is one I actually avoided -- partner/client wanted to j...
macguffin
  09/15/17
I billed 120 hours to a matter that the partner didn't like....
ineffectual millennial
  09/15/17


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Date: January 21st, 2015 9:44 PM
Author: bison



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161244)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 9:45 PM
Author: Metal Up Your Ass

First day

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161250)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 10:18 PM
Author: WMPT



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887844)



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Date: September 13th, 2017 7:04 AM
Author: 90s | obese | jamaal



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34198436)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 9:45 PM
Author: ................,.,....,

not swallowing

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161254)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 1:14 PM
Author: "'""'"''""




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27164343)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 7:32 PM
Author: Elba, Idris (Legitimate Internet Bureau Specialist)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28886689)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 9:45 PM
Author: ,.,,.,,.,,.,.,:,,:,..,.::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.;::,.


killing it at OCI.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161257)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 9:46 PM
Author: Always a Quotemo

When I was in litigation I literally sent two subpoenas to the wrong parties. I mixed them up. So the parties got each others subpoenas. The partner was fucking livid and I nearly got fired for it. Had like a two hour lecture. Lmao

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161266)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 9:50 PM
Author: bison

That's pretty bad, but not awful. Simple clerical error, maybe even possible to pin on a paralegal/staff. Doesn't seem like there'd be any long term damage. What did the guy even say for 2 hrs?

I've seen someone send a strategy email intended for the internal team to opposing counsel. I've also seen at least one brief filed w/ arguments based entirely on overruled case law. Another good one is publicly filing a brief that should have been under seal.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161294)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:11 PM
Author: sosa (sosa)

what happened with the overruled case law brief

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161469)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:24 PM
Author: bison

Luckily it was a relatively minor discovery thing for which there wasn't any argument. Judge just put out a short docket order ruling for the other side. I don't know if the partner on the case ever fully understood just how bad our brief was. Luckily it was a minor enough issue that he didn't pay much attention, otherwise he would have been livid. I never trusted the junior who wrote the brief ever again.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161626)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:33 PM
Author: U Bum.

Twist: you were the junior and never trust yourself

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161715)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 1:19 PM
Author: "'""'"''""


180 BIG WILLIE STYLE-twist

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27164379)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 7:45 PM
Author: Elba, Idris (Legitimate Internet Bureau Specialist)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28886777)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:18 PM
Author: Always a Quotemo

It actually wasn't even that bad. The parties were super understanding and said they'd respond to the subpoenas with no need to send them out again. But the partner of course made me get them served again. And he made a huge deal about it. Fucking redfaced and yelling and screaming. "Are you fucking kidding me?" he must have said like 5x. He called another partner in and we sat there and he just talked about how being a lawyer is detail oriented and he wasn't sure if I was cut out for it and how I was damaging client relationships and all this shit. It was miserable.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161562)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:25 PM
Author: bison

partner sounds like a lunatic

what yr were you and how long ago was that?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161638)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:28 PM
Author: Always a Quotemo

several yrs ago now. i was a 2nd yr. im not even in lit anymore. copped a corp firm gig and now im inhouse. and yes that partner was a huge fucking douchebag who everyone hated working for. he made my life hell for over a year. really got bad luck in getting stuck with that jackass. i honestly think the world would be a better place if he died. he probably makes tons of ppls lives absolutely miserable, including his wife and family's im sure.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161666)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:19 AM
Author: [______Sign Here_____]

Did we work for the same partner? Ur stody brought back some memories,

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162515)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 2:01 AM
Author: Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts

That guy's married and has a family? How in the fuck do people like that get married and have families? What was it about him that his wife was so drawn to? Was it his charming, understated personality? Was it his caring and understanding demeanor?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162820)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 2:19 AM
Author: Jim_Kelly

House in Darien, schools she can brag about, weekly spa days, personal shopper, round-the-clock nannies, and this asshole is never around and when he is he's working.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162859)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:40 PM
Author: macguffin (an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands)

Were you, in fact, fucking kidding him?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161773)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:59 PM
Author: Always a Quotemo

I just sat there silently. His face got really red. He stomped around. It was nuts. I thought he was going to have a heart attack.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162006)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:56 AM
Author: Main Force Patrol

You would have been a firm legend if he dropped dead.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163475)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:48 PM
Author: "'"'"''"""


LJL at putting up with this shit for $160K

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162349)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:11 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

Oh stfu

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887332)



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Date: September 12th, 2017 6:55 PM
Author: Cuckcake

This

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34195769)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:32 PM
Author: U Bum.

This is classic biglaw, but not that bad unless a discovery deadline fucked you.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161702)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:41 PM
Author: macguffin (an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands)

And even then only it's only bad if the other parties have counsel that are assholes. Lawyers generally don't want to be dickheads in that situation because they're going to need that sort of accommodation themselves someday.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161785)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:42 PM
Author: U Bum.

Concur. The subpoenas had to go to both sides so lol i think they had notice and good luck in front of a judge.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161807)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:46 PM
Author: macguffin (an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands)

Yeah, this too. They'd look like total assholes in front of a judge.

The partners I work with would only be hardasses on something like this if the other side had already screwed with us on repeated occasions. Otherwise, just not worth it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162338)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:09 AM
Author: .,.,.,...,.,,.,.,.,.,,,.,...,.,.,..,.,.


I love the lectures on shit like this, as though you didn't know not to send subpoenas to the wrong parties.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162467)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:01 PM
Author: U Bum.

You have to think about this kind of stuff.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163985)



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Date: September 13th, 2017 7:04 AM
Author: 90s | obese | jamaal

no need to go beyond the first five words

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34198437)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 9:47 PM
Author: @XIIXIIXII[{::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::>


Circulated dial-in without confirming relative status of all participants, got the To: field all wrong

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161273)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 9:49 PM
Author: ................,.,....,

as a clerk, i always intentionally address the details to the subordinate and CC the partner. i also put the shitlaw plaintiff's firms first in each field

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161290)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:34 PM
Author: "'""''"""


180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162268)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:11 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

180 attaboy

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887337)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:33 PM
Author: '""'''""'


why is this a thing? I dnt get it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887471)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:36 PM
Author: U Bum.

You're not ready for biglaw.

Message goes to intended recipients ordered by relative importance. CCs are the recipients ordered by relative importance.

Generally it is Client>Important Partners>Non-important Partners>Associates ordered by importance and relevance, but this is e-mail specific and you should conduct and analysis based on the situation.

If you think I am flaming I assure you I am not.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887489)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:37 PM
Author: U Bum.

How does it feel to be in the top 99th percentile?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161759)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:43 PM
Author: ~~(>' ' )>

Thank for sharing.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161817)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 9:59 PM
Author: ;;;;;;...;;;;;..;;

We (team of about 8) got the timing wrong on a huge MSJ as well as several other related motions in a 100 million dollar case due to poor communication with local counsel. Probably spent 400-500 hours on the motions in total. They all got bounced without ever being read by the court.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161351)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:12 PM
Author: bison

Brutal. What was the fall out?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161487)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 1:44 AM
Author: ;;;;;;...;;;;;..;;

The other side and the judge made fun of us on the record at the next hearing. Client was furious. I assume we had to eat all that time. Case ultimately settled.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162783)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:38 PM
Author: Benevolent Screed

This epitomizes Biglaw imo. The hours spent on some motions is incomprehensible. You are talking about a total procedural fuckup, but almost just as bad is spending 100s of hours on novel legal theories to "mount a defense," just to get categorically annihilated across the board. The worse your legal position, the more time you spend crafting turds to throw at the wall.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161767)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:42 PM
Author: macguffin (an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands)

Isn't that sort of the point, though? If you had a clear-cut winning legal position, you presumably wouldn't need to spend a lot of time trying to figure something out. And hey, sometimes it works.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161801)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 1:47 AM
Author: ;;;;;;...;;;;;..;;

I'm not sure you understand. Our motions were bounced for a procedural violation, which has nothing to do with their substantive merit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162787)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 2:07 AM
Author: Diamond Dallas Chad

I'm not sure you understood the post you responded to. Not unexpected from a bro who routinely has to write off 500 hours due to fuckups.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162832)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 2:28 AM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,.,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.


brutal lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162874)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 4:40 PM
Author: ,,;;,,,;,,,:,;,,,,,,;:,,,;,,,,(Retired 11/9/16)


Does this guy even have PAYE?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165686)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:28 PM
Author: ;;;;;;...;;;;;..;;



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167549)



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Date: January 23rd, 2015 1:15 AM
Author: shortquotemo

Lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27169332)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 8:37 PM
Author: U Bum.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887097)



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Date: September 14th, 2017 10:05 AM
Author: froodfrood ( )

1. Money.

2. Grounds for appeal.

3. Money.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34208550)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:41 PM
Author: "'""''"""


Sounds like local counsel fucked up huge if they didn't clue you in on filing deadline. Describe communication issues?

I always read the local rules start to finish when I have a case in a dst im not familiar with. Saved our ass one time on filing a responsive motion. I'd submitted it to the partner to review two days before, then called him day of (he was out of town on a depo). I was like yeahhh we kind of have to file by midnight. He reviewed them on the plane, said papers were great and I got it filed by 11:50.

Next day he bitched the paralegal out like crazy and said "you would have fucked us if pumo hadn't saved our ass." She tried to argue about the deadline claiming it was a week later (our local rules) and the partner screamed at her some more.

Partner was more dickish to her than justified, shocker, but I won a ton of credibility with him.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162304)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 1:43 AM
Author: ;;;;;;...;;;;;..;;

Local counsel was a moron, but she was friends with the top in-house counsel in the whole company. I never really found out exactly what the issues were. It was ambiguous as to whether local counsel got it wrong or whoever she communicated the instructions to got it wrong. All I know is my motion which I spent a good 2 weeks on, including weekends, never got read.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162778)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 3:42 PM
Author: "'""''"""


was this in state court? i can't recall seeing local rules modify Rule 56 in a punitive way--even if they set this or that deadline you can always request to expand time.

Did you explain what happened to the judge and claim excusable neglect? I can't imagine a judge letting a case that legitimately should be killed at summary judgment proceed to trial instead just because a date mix up meant the MSJ was filed late.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165342)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:23 PM
Author: ;;;;;;...;;;;;..;;

It was state court and the whole thing was a circus. We were trying to get our msj heard 6 weeks before trial after like 7 years of discovery.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167509)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 3:14 PM
Author: ~~(>' ' )>

"I always read the local rules start to finish when I have a case in a dst im not familiar with."

If there is one, you gotta read the administrative procedures manual, too. Otherwise you might not know about other quirky bullshit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28885226)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 3:20 PM
Author: froodfrood ( )

How the hell does that happen? I don't even understand how any law firm fucks up the timing so badly.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165216)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:27 PM
Author: ;;;;;;...;;;;;..;;

We didn't know the local rules and trusted our local counsel. She was a moron and didn't give a shit. Internally we had five different partners across two firms and three offices viciously fighting wih each other for control of the case, and nobody was really running things. It's hard to put into words how poorly we did everything, given the stakes. All the associates were convinced we'd be getting deposed in a malpractice litigation.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167540)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:24 PM
Author: ~~(>' ' )>



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161619)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:27 PM
Author: longwangpoontang

Covered for idiot junior who missed huge deadline / cost client millions

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161651)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:27 PM
Author: bison

details?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161662)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:02 PM
Author: longwangpoontang

Stupid proforma filing on a financing trade. I covered and the client was too stupid to realize thankfully (TBF clients's dumbfuckery was more the cause of this than jr's failure to file). JR rewards me by fucking up even harder 7 months later and i get reamed out for not supervising him

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162032)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:50 PM
Author: macguffin (an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands)

Not that I wasn't pretty useless as a junior associate, but I find that juniors are either harmlessly dumb, or actively retarded. The latter are rare but incredibly dangerous.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162367)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 3:23 PM
Author: froodfrood ( )

I had a junior associate who went to a top school, had great grades, interviewed awesomely, and then proceeded to repeatedly and consistently shit the bed by blowing deadlines, not Shepardizing case law, and just kept on making stupid mistakes. The kid just put too much imaginary pressure on himself and choked.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165235)



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Date: January 23rd, 2015 1:17 AM
Author: shortquotemo

I was like this until I got the stick out of my ass and now I'm a normal mediocre lawyer

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27169337)



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Date: January 29th, 2015 1:43 AM
Author: longwangpoontang

This one went full retard on me. They canned him

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27207873)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:59 PM
Author: Ciroc Obama

(patent prosecutor)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161998)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:31 PM
Author: U Bum.

Wrote a SJ motion and didn't sheperdize when we filed six months later.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161691)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:33 PM
Author: bison

really bad cases in the interim? i've done shit like this, filing a brief weeks/months after writing it and not looking for recent case law. never really been burned, but a few "oh shit" moments when I realize there was some intervening case I probably should have said something about.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161713)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:37 PM
Author: U Bum.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161750)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:44 PM
Author: "'""''"""


I'm confused by your story. You wanted to just rock and fire the brief without rechecking the cites but the partner wouldn't let you?

It sounds like someone more junior was tasked with cite checking, did it, and everything was fine. Not following where the huge fuck up is.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162321)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 10:57 PM
Author: chilmata (2014 xo rookie of the year)

I've never worked biglaw, but I spent a few years at this boutique firm that considered themselves competitors with biglaw firms.

In my interview I completely lied when they asked about my computer experience. I said I could build a computer from scratch or something like that. The partner was so impressed he said I would earn my keep just helping out with the various computer problems around the office.

I had my black lab at the time and she was old. For lunch I'd drive home, walk her around the block, hit the vape real quick and go back to the office. My job was boring as fuck.

I was only there a couple of months when I saw that I couldn't save anything on my firm laptop because the IT guy loaded the entire firm's files on it. To create space I decided to delete one of the partner's files from my laptop.

The fuckup was that when I deleted that partner's files my laptop was plugged into the server. I hit 'delete', confirmed (I was given admin privileges by my partner) the delete command, and went to lunch.

When I got back from lunch, stoned, everyone was freaking out, especially the partner who was literally watching his files being deleted in front of his eyes.

Telling them it was my fault was a total buzzkill.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27161974)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:00 PM
Author: Ciroc Obama

so... you got fired, right?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162015)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:11 PM
Author: chilmata (2014 xo rookie of the year)

No, I lasted there two years and then was laid off. I do think my days were numbered after that. Absolutely miserable job. Hated my partner more than anyone.

I ran into the fucker in court once about a year or so later. I was unemployed for almost a year when I finally got hired at a new firm.

My client was sitting next to me and she didn't speak any English, only Spanish. He comes up to me and says hello. I don't stand up or shake his hand. I think I just looked at him. He goes, "Can we talk over here for a second?"

He asks me who I'm working for, what I'm doing? I give him some terse, sarcastic answers before he goes, "Well, I just wanted to say hello because it would have been weird if I didn't," and I just walked away from him.

He sat across from my client and me. I started trash talking him in Spanish to my client who wouldn't stop laughing. I was calling him all sorts of curse words and shit. Made my day.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162103)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:18 PM
Author: U Bum.

this is worth 180 weird clocks

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162161)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:18 AM
Author: Judas Jones

180 ending to this story

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163384)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 10:27 AM
Author: Rudolph



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163568)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:17 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

Like the guy wouldnt know what pendejo means

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887378)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:03 PM
Author: Always a Quotemo

Lmao 180. The mental imagery of some partner sitting there watching the files get deleted.

That reminds me someone accidentally deleted an entire drive once. They IT ppl were able to restore it but it took the whole morning. Everyone was freaking out that we had lost all our shit. Lmao

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162040)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:12 PM
Author: chilmata (2014 xo rookie of the year)

It was really fucked up because the IT guys couldn't restore it. They were able to restore everything except for the last two weeks. Something really important was lost forever. It deflected most of the blame over to the IT guys in the short term.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162114)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:19 PM
Author: U Bum.

This actually happened at Pixar with the film Toy Story, of which you may have heard.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162168)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:29 PM
Author: .,;'.,;'.,.;'.,.;'.,,.;,;.;,.''';[;.,,'


Toy Story 2, actually

http://thenextweb.com/media/2012/05/21/how-pixars-toy-story-2-was-deleted-twice-once-by-technology-and-again-for-its-own-good/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162235)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:47 PM
Author: "'""''"""


Doesn't sound like much of a biglaw competitor if that's the state of its laptops and they were hoping the new associate would help fix the computers and shit. Good story though.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162340)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:56 PM
Author: chilmata (2014 xo rookie of the year)

Each partner has a very specialized niche and are at the top of their fields, I'll give them that. They are both social morons and my partner was a legit schizo.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162399)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 2:10 AM
Author: Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts

It's probably one of those firms where all the partners are a hundred years old and hate dealing with technology, so the actual legal practice aspect of the firm is good, but the technology part is backwards and shitty.

You know how law firms always have a few (or several) partners that like printing everything out and sending/receiving faxes, and hate doing anything that involves navigating Outlook or scanning in a document?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162840)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 4:32 PM
Author: chilmata (2014 xo rookie of the year)

Funny you say that. My partner who was in his late 50s was up on all the latest technology. Paperless files.

They had this small IT firm on contract. A father and his son ran it and they were both complete fucking idiots, but my partner was loyal to them for some reason, even after they didn't have a working backup system in place.

Whenever there was a problem, we'd have to call them and schedule a time for them to come out. I think they figured that there would be problems I was qualified to solve quickly without having to call the IT guys.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165638)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:13 AM
Author: attornethereum

Either I'm experiencing a simulation glitch deja vu or you have posted about this before. Pls tell me its the latter.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162484)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:14 AM
Author: chilmata (2014 xo rookie of the year)

Yeah, I've posted this story before.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162492)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:16 AM
Author: attornethereum

ok that's what I thought. I distinctly remember loling, I think I posted something funny in response too. You're a good dood, I didn't realize you spoke spanish too, much like myself.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162496)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:22 AM
Author: chilmata (2014 xo rookie of the year)

Thanks, bro. I had four years of high school spanish. When I was unemployed my resume said that I speak, read, and write "conversational Spanish" although I had forgotten most of what I learned in high school.

When there was only 1.5 months left on my UI benefits I had this second interview with this shitlaw firm. Interview was conducted in Spanish. I bombed it. Partner told me he'd love to hire me, but my Spanish is terrible and it is a prereq. I told him if he gave me a shot I'd be fluent in 30 days. I worked there for three years before my current firm poached me nine months ago.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162530)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:24 AM
Author: attornethereum

Word.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162541)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:05 PM
Author: PrestigeWhore

Forwarded email from client to jr partner with message "client is in full blown panic mode." Accidentally copied client on email. Client responded "I'm not panicking, just trying to manage." Fortunately the client was cool about it. Jr partner decided to sit me down and lecture me about the errors of my ways. So painful.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162061)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:30 PM
Author: chilmata (2014 xo rookie of the year)

lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162243)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:37 PM
Author: macguffin (an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands)

I feel like I remember this story from a previous post.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162283)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:38 PM
Author: .....................:......:::.......;...........


I bet this happens all the time

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162289)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 10:59 AM
Author: PrestigeWhore

I can laugh about it now, but the whole "shut the door behind you" thing was really painful at the time.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163730)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:46 PM
Author: ._._._._.._._._._.._._._._.._._._._. (planned clithood)


We had a footnote that said "x is not y," and it turns out that "x was sort of y" in connection with one of the documents. it was a little dicey either way, but it was a super important fact and i disclosed right away.

partner didn't give a shit.

But i'm pretty careless, I caught a TON of horrible mistakes that would have been career ending because of ADDERRAL.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162339)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:25 AM
Author: [______Sign Here_____]

Partner: So we need to file this doc with the government?

Pumo: OFS!

Partner: File it.

*2 weeks later*

Govt: Why did you file this with us? We don't need it.

Pumo to Partner: Ok, filing has been done.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162545)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 4:10 PM
Author: darth lahey



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165481)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:20 PM
Author: spaceporn2525



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887393)



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Date: January 21st, 2015 11:59 PM
Author: sears.todo.para.ti

Got shitfaced and somehow emailed what was intended to be a sappy text to my girlfriend to opposing counsel. Sobered up right quick and sent an apology email, never recieved a response to either.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162423)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 2:12 AM
Author: Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts

HAHAHA! Fuck, I want to hear more about this.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162843)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 2:21 AM
Author: Jim_Kelly



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162865)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 4:34 PM
Author: sears.todo.para.ti

This was a few years ago, and my firm offered the option to port your personal cell number to your blackberry so you didn't have to carry around two phones. That was handy, but all your personal contacts were merged with your biz contacts.

My gf was out of town, and I went out with a few associates, got drunk and went home. Even now I'm embarrassed to admit that the text said something like "went out for drinks with my soulless fuckface coworkers, probably should have driven home" and the rest was about how I missed her. Emailed it to a low-level govt attorney, and was terrified she was going to absolutely fuck me. Wrote her a mortified apology email basically begging her to keep it to herself. This was before I knew they could give a fuck and she was probably just happy to ignore both emails.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165645)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 3:20 PM
Author: froodfrood ( )

LOL. I sent a drunken text to my wife along the lines of "Almost done with idiot clients. Can't wait to go home and fuck your brains out." I go home and wife is clueless. Look at my phone. Sent it to a female junior associate instead.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165212)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 6:26 PM
Author: Maori woman performing defiant haka

180. Female junior's reaction?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28886457)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:22 PM
Author: spaceporn2525



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887410)



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Date: September 14th, 2017 12:40 PM
Author: Dickey Simpkins



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34209771)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:10 AM
Author: ...,.,.,.....,,,

Forgot about a (minor) regulatory deadline until the day before it was due. Client had to ask the regulator for an extension the day before -- which we got, but they* were pissed. Would have been far worse if I'd missed it altogether, but still caught some shit for it.

*by "they" I mean some total flunky in their in-house group who was not even a lawyer and probably made ~$100k and whose only solace in life was attempting to boss "biglawyers" around. This wasn't even on the radar of anyone important.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162475)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 8:29 PM
Author: Mr. Eeyore, Esq. (blackbeltinboredom@gmail.com)

regulatory deadlines are delayed ALL the time

in fact i would be shocked if i've ever submitted anything to a regulator before asking for an extension

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887059)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:20 AM
Author: lukewarm matsutake mushroom bouillon

Didn't realize some important shit needed to be filed the same day as dispositive motions until we saw the other side's papers hit the docket. (The judge's individual practices made NO sense whatsoever, but that's another story.) Basically did a markup of what the other side filed and got it in just in the nick of time. Our whole team was scared shitless, but the partner was very Zen about the whole thing and used it as a teaching moment. It was one of the few times where I really respected how a partner handled a difficult situation in biglaw. He didn't yell, there was no finger-pointing, and there is zero chance anyone on the team would ever make a similar mistake again.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162521)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:26 AM
Author: [______Sign Here_____]

(Bro who worked for Phil jackson)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162553)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:21 AM
Author: attornethereum

I went out one night with my friends and got shitfaced and did a bunch of really good coke. When I got home at 3 in the morning I was still feeling pretty good from the coke, but starting to slip into the comedown phase where you are still wired but the euphoria turns into anxiety and guilt. One of the guilty thoughts racing through my mind was re underperforming at work and being behind on shit. So, in my coked up logic, the way to assuage that guilt was to get workin'. I got on my computer and started doing legal research and cranking out a memo while yakked out and drunk. Ended up emailing a partner something at like 5:47 on a sunday morning that read like Hunter S. Thompson doing legal work.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162525)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:27 AM
Author: [______Sign Here_____]

dat drip

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162556)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:30 AM
Author: .....,.,,,..,,,,,,,,..,...


response?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162572)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 2:16 AM
Author: Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts

I am dying at the last sentence

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162850)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 2:35 AM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,.,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.


love this

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162888)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 8:29 AM
Author: les

Dying with laughter

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163280)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 11:11 AM
Author: sealclubber

awesome.

i'm calling this not flame. story is too perfect for a guy who uses assuage.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163772)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 3:49 PM
Author: attornethereum

it is 100% not flame

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165379)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 11:27 AM
Author: bison

180. How did partner react?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163829)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 3:29 PM
Author: chilmata (2014 xo rookie of the year)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165267)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 3:48 PM
Author: attornethereum

Response email later that week: "Received. Thanks."

I don't think he paid any attention to the timestamp, and I think the idea that I would churn out a stream-of-consciousness legal memo while high on drugs didn't even cross his mind, so he probably just disregarded the weirdness.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165372)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:22 PM
Author: Aspie Pickup Line



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27164046)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 3:50 PM
Author: ....,,.,...,,,;;;,...,,,..,,.


does this memo still exist?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165382)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 5:10 PM
Author: attornethereum

probably somewhere. I no longer have a copy of it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165886)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 2:24 AM
Author: the pubes charitable trust

180000000000

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889391)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:27 AM
Author: sosa (sosa)

must suck to work where this shit matters

in shitgov, people straight lie in briefs, misinterpret every case, and just generally dont proof read anything. it's 180.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162554)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 1:57 AM
Author: ._._._._.._._._._.._._._._.._._._._. (planned clithood)


i've read these briefs on appeal, it always amazes me. Its like there is a whole contingent of the law who don't do their homework

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162807)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:23 AM
Author: donny (donny)

lol.

go on

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163389)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:41 AM
Author: [______Sign Here_____]

I was supposed to determine if a governmental agency could trade certain products. I saw a general statute that said "govt agencies can trade x products." So, I told the partner that the agency could trade x products. I forgot to look up the definition of govt agencies, according to the statute, and I got grilled for it. There was some ambiguity and the partnet had to supplement our initial response. Pretty sure he hated me after that. Blew his fucking lid and didnt talk to me for like a week

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162612)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 1:02 AM
Author: michael CharlesXIIikoff

Was assisting a partner on part of a case, but I was not in the loop on a lot of what was going on in the case. Not a big case, bench trial. Partner had me send an agreed order to set the trial date to opposing counsel. I expected the other side to get back to me, so I was waiting to put the trial date on the firm calendar once they got back to me. I never heard anything back, and forgot about it, assuming that the partner had dealt with opposing counsel on it. Somehow (still not sure how) the trial date was set without me or the partner ever finding out. We get a call 2-3 months later one morning from the judges office, saying that everyone was ready and waiting in court, and where were we. Partner had to run from his desk to the courthouse to get an extension. Thankfully the judge and opposing counsel were ok with continuing it several weeks, and it worked out ok for the client.

I was mortified. Offered to resign. Partner was cool about it, joked that I would never make this mistake again. Still here several years later.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162690)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 1:48 AM
Author: ;;;;;;...;;;;;..;;

lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162791)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 1:57 AM
Author: ._._._._.._._._._.._._._._.._._._._. (planned clithood)


this is something I would do for sure.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162804)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 8:14 AM
Author: j shad (retired 6/7/15)

*offered to resign* LOL 180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163236)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:21 AM
Author: Judas Jones

Doodikoff outed as asian

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163387)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:23 AM
Author: flyfisher110

"I have brought dishonor and shame to the great name 'DLA Piper.'"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163391)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 10:22 AM
Author: Main Force Patrol



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163552)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 11:12 AM
Author: sealclubber



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163775)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 11:32 AM
Author: Flippening not happening by 11:59 PM EST 9/5/2017



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163847)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 2:40 PM
Author: .,.,.;.,..,..,.,:,,:,..,..,::,..,:,.,.:,..:.,;:.,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27164978)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 2:46 PM
Author: ....,,.,...,,,;;;,...,,,..,,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165017)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 4:16 PM
Author: darth lahey



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165517)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 4:17 PM
Author: j shad (retired 6/7/15)

*screams like jap in the railway man trailer *

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165526)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:10 PM
Author: ThomasFriedmanloadingMSNonhisPalmPilot (retired)




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167400)



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Date: January 23rd, 2015 1:20 AM
Author: shortquotemo



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27169345)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 7:46 PM
Author: LathamTouchedMe



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28886784)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 9:16 AM
Author: PrestigeWhore



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889842)



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Date: September 14th, 2017 10:26 AM
Author: JFC

JFC

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34208738)



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Date: September 14th, 2017 10:39 AM
Author: [______Sign Here_____] (CirCiBereziak)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34208840)



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Date: September 15th, 2017 6:09 PM
Author: Autistic Chad spanking ur wife like CharlesXII



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34220109)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 8:43 PM
Author: U Bum.

That is a great one, but weird you didn't get anything ever again from the court.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887142)



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Date: September 14th, 2017 11:35 AM
Author: .,.,,..,.,.,,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,


Courts love to mail you notices in hard copy that then get lost in the mail

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34209245)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 2:27 AM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,.,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.


Q for all the biglaw peeps in here:

how do i subpoena a biglaw firm for the non-privileged documents in a transaction they did?

defendants in our case did a transaction where Biglaw & Co. was the adviser. partner at Biglaw & Co. has agreed to accept subpoena for all documents, without waiving privilege.

what do i ask for?



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27162873)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 10:18 AM
Author: CharlotteXII

ask for non-privileged docs in a transaction they did. this is just like any other doc requests just a bit more limited bc you're subpoenaing a nonparty.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163526)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 8:15 AM
Author: longwangpoontang

JFC biglaw is wretched

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163237)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:49 AM
Author: Thanks CharlesXII! But our date is in another lab!

I had my share of routine fuck-ups-- missing an email from a parter, not quadruple-checking to make sure a partner didn't miss an email from me, etc.-- but my biggest ONE | WRONG | MOVE was something that, when I did it, seemed completely harmless: I got really good at navigating the shitty data room software and getting around the productivity-destroying "security" features they have (e.g., I had a greasemonkey script at the time that could usually evade any purported anti-downloading features, then I could run the PDF's through our own OCR to make them searchable). Seems harmless, right? Wrong.

People who have been in biglaw for a while already know where this is going: Suddenly, I became the guy for any and all non-trivial data room related tasks, even on deals I wasn't really on. "Oh hi, this is senior associate x on matter y... we got you data room access. Can you download all the contracts? And flag any that have a provision that might be triggered by a change of control? Is it possible to organize them by counterparty?"

This was easy billables and nobody really questioned hours put into it, but the assignments themselves were terrible. Being the "trusted" person with a shit task is the worst of both worlds in biglaw.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163453)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 10:22 AM
Author: j shad (retired 6/7/15)

uhh think u have the wrong thread, this isn't post ur 180 biglaw gig.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163545)



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Date: January 23rd, 2015 1:21 AM
Author: shortquotemo



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27169349)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:56 AM
Author: TannerBoyle

left out the word "not"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163477)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 10:34 AM
Author: Rudolph

I had a case for a bank client and they gave me their bottom line settlement demand.

I thought I wrote it down in the file, but I didn't.

Anyway, opposing counsel calls a few days later and asks me my bottom line demand. Because I was under some time crunch in another case, I didn't check back with the client and gave him the $ figure I thought I remembered.

He called back the next day and accepted.

I called my client to give him the good news that opposing counsel offered X and he said, "Rudolph, will he move some more, that's $10,000 below our bottom line number."

I responded with something like, let me see what I can do.

I did nothing for 3 days and called the client back and said he isn't moving and the client mercifully decided to take it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163606)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 10:59 AM
Author: PrestigeWhore

This is brilliant.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163728)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 11:16 AM
Author: ThomasFriedmanloadingMSNonhisPalmPilot (retired)


doesnt sound like zealous advocacy to me

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163788)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 3:30 PM
Author: Rudolph

Rude.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165277)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:27 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

Effective bro effective. Not zealous.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887437)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 8:41 PM
Author: Always a Quotemo

This is blatant malpractice

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167177)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 8:46 PM
Author: U Bum.

lol at committing major malpractice

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887166)



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Date: September 12th, 2017 6:56 PM
Author: RCP90



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34195773)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 11:07 AM
Author: .,.,..,,.:,,.,:.,:,...,:::,..:..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.


accepting the job

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163762)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 11:25 AM
Author: '''''''''''' '''' (intergenderworldwrestlingchamp@gmail.com)

Two mistakes in same case.

1) We had rogs due. I sent them to OC on a CD because I was rushed for time. When they got it the CD had a virus on it (fucking IT) and brought down the opposing firms system for like 15 minutes. (This was a V5 firm). They were pissed because my answers weren't even available lol.

2) I was managing a document production around 40k for same case. I distributed it jr. associates. Had everything redacted re-recopied and burnt on CDS. Well I also had like a summary of the doc's highlights and condensed version for internal use. One of the fucking jr.'s put it on the bottom of the stack of docks and it literally got sent to opposing counsel. They sent it back saying 'think this is privileged...' directly to head partner. I was fucking screamed at so badly.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163818)



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Date: September 14th, 2017 10:51 AM
Author: [______Sign Here_____] (CirCiBereziak)

lol. Not your problem that the firm has a shitty virus protection system, brother. Fuck'em.

As for the second one, lol. What happened with the junior? I almost did some shit like that, but it was after pulling consecutive 8 am - 3 am days.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34208952)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 11:30 AM
Author: '''''''''''' '''' (intergenderworldwrestlingchamp@gmail.com)

Also right now. I was listening to Return of the Mack on my iphone. Had to do dep readins for a partner on trial. My iphone went off as I went to the stand and Return of the Mack started playing. I ran over and shut it off but he was fucking furious and the jury laughed.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163843)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 8:37 PM
Author: .,.,.,..,.,..,,,,,,...,.,.,


(Idris elba)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167153)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 11:58 AM
Author: *A* ShiveringJenny

I was cced on an email between a partner and client about setting up a time to talk about some work they were interested in. At some point, a calendar invite for a 1 hr con call was distributed and I accepted, assuming that I had nothing much to do with the call and was just going to sort of listen while screwing around on the internet and take a few notes.

3 minutes into the call, the partner emails me to say 'I am going to finish warming them up and then you can take over.' This is the first time I had been given any indication that I was to do anything at all with this call as I was pretty junior and had never even spoken to the client and had no idea what we were supposed to be doing. I began winging it and the partner kept emailing me "helpful" notes about my performance. At some point near the end of this tortuous call that I somehow bluffed my way through, the partner emails me with subject "Feedback" and says he needs to talk to me after the call. Obviously this is not a helpful email.

After the call, he criticized me for sounding uncertain when answering detailed questions related to an area of law I am in no way an expert in and making the client think that we had not spoken beforehand and were "not on the same page." I apologized profusely.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163975)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:02 PM
Author: .....................:......:::.......;...........


jesus, lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27163990)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 12:24 PM
Author: PrestigeWhore

Having some serious biglaw ptsd right now

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27164058)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 8:49 PM
Author: bison



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167234)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 3:40 PM
Author: froodfrood ( )

I hate people who operate this way. You always talk before any meeting or phone call with outside parties. Always. It doesn't matter if it's a podunk pro-bono case. You never want to sound like a fucking idiot with opposing counsel or your clients.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165329)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 3:50 PM
Author: *A* ShiveringJenny

Yeah this was definitely a huge screw up on my part for just assuming that a big swinging dick type partner was going to monopolize the call while I billed an hour for doing nothing.

I learned a valuable lesson about preparation and making sure I understood how I would be participating in stuff, and the client gave us the work, so it all worked out in the end.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165383)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:29 PM
Author: spaceporn2525



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887444)



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Date: September 14th, 2017 11:04 AM
Author: Tits on Sticks LLC

>> Yeah this was definitely a huge screw up on my part for just assuming that a big swinging dick type partner was going to monopolize the call while I billed an hour for doing nothing. <<

Why? That actually happens a lot. Partners will include a more junior person to take advantage of a billing opportunity.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34209052)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 3:46 PM
Author: ....,,.,...,,,;;;,...,,,..,,.


this was me last week...but call was with the court and opposing counsel and partner was in my office standing over my shoulder and I was hungover as fack

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165365)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 4:03 PM
Author: j shad (retired 6/7/15)

Inserted the wrong company's figures into cap table of a prelim OM that went out to investors LOL. Had to do a supplement and shit afterwards to fix it. Company was chill as fuck about it though because the incorrect numbers were better than their real shit. Investors got creamlied lmao

I lied to partner and said the printers fucked it up. He gave me an hour lecture about attention to detail. 180000.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165433)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 1:25 AM
Author: subprime number

I work bayside. I remember this OM

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889216)



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Date: September 15th, 2017 10:58 AM
Author: .,.,,..,.,.,,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,


LMAO

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34217014)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 5:12 PM
Author: Thanks CharlesXII! But our date is in another lab!

Hoping this wasn't any of you: http://autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2789019&mc=1&forum_id=2

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27165902)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 8:44 PM
Author: Always a Quotemo

What's nuts is this shit happens all the time. It's just rare that anything happens to trigger it actually mattering.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167190)



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Date: September 15th, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: .,.,,..,.,.,,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,


I met the guy who did this. He is now doing standup comedy in bars in Williamsburg.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34217026)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 8:44 PM
Author: ,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.,,.,,


added green font note at the end of my signature suggesting that people not print my emails to help out the environment

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167191)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:17 PM
Author: .....,.,,,..,,,,,,,,..,...


Left out a pincite in a case citation in a memo. I caught it right before I sent the email, but oh boy what an adrenaline rush

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167452)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:35 PM
Author: Thanks CharlesXII! But our date is in another lab!

What makes biglaw such a joke is that I honestly can't tell if you're flaming or not.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167600)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 9:45 PM
Author: IronMonkey

Opposing party had mostly complied with our demands to stop using a trademark, but had a few minor historical uses on their website somewhere. Sent an email to client saying their remaining uses aren't really a big deal but let's see if we can badger them into taking them down. Somehow ended up including part of that client email in the email to opposing party's counsel. Minor shitstorm ensued.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167681)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 10:05 PM
Author: .,.,....,.,.,.,:,.,:,...,:::,,...,:,.,.:...,:.::,.


Negotiated a stupid contractual provision that required the client to provide certain compliance info to the other side by a specific date that happened to be the first business day after a major holiday. With a bit more effort, could have avoided that entirely, but I was feeling lazy and thought client would do thhe heavy lifting. Ended up billing tons of hours trying to get ahold of people before/during the holiday and determine what it was we were going to tell the other side and how it would be communicated. And then blew past the deadline. Thankfully, the other side didn't really make a fuss, and there was no heat from the client or partner. Never again.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27167860)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 10:31 PM
Author: Always a Quotemo

It's funny how lawyers look at contracts vs. business bros. For business bros they are loose guidelines at best. Almost everyone is not compliant with some provision of a contract but it's no big deal so long as the relationship is beneficial. It's such a joke.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27168088)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 10:33 PM
Author: Diamond Dallas Chad

yeah such a joke how chill, productive bros who actually get things done aren't pedantic assholes about contracts

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27168108)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 10:40 PM
Author: Clarence Thomas weeping at Walmart Ragu display

Banged a summer associate. Never lived it down.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27168169)



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Date: January 23rd, 2015 1:09 AM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,..,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,


nice predator reference.

when it comes to summers, you have to be stealth. several years ago, I was at a summer event with a drunk SA who was falling all over me. an aspie counsel-level lawyer saw what was going on and immediately pulled me aside, warning that "if you value your job here, this ends now." I fucked her anyway. the key? neither of us told a soul.

she was the third one.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27169312)



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Date: January 23rd, 2015 1:14 AM
Author: .....,.,,,..,,,,,,,,..,...


i boned one once at an event after party and never thought twice about job consequences. it was the last week of program tho

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27169326)



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Date: January 29th, 2015 1:44 AM
Author: longwangpoontang

Alpha

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27207877)



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Date: September 14th, 2017 12:27 PM
Author: [______Sign Here_____] (CirCiBereziak)

Lol. fuckign counsel. Was it a chick? I would have slapped a jimmy cap in your hand and said, "tap that ass brother."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34209687)



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Date: January 22nd, 2015 10:41 PM
Author: .....,.,,,..,,,,,,,,..,...


cited a case with great language but negative (though entirely irrelevant) holding. tongue lashing ensued

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#27168186)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:32 PM
Author: spaceporn2525



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887462)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 10:33 AM
Author: .,,.,.,.,..,,.,.,.,.

I have a partner like this JFC it is annoying. He also insists when point out in our replies whenever OC does it. What a waste of time and space.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28890081)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 3:06 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.....,..,.;;;,.,.;,.,.,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28885166)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 3:51 PM
Author: ..,....,,............,,..,..,.


Was doing some doc review at home while drinking beer and marked an email w attachments for production which was privileged and was sensitive. Months later client's GC called me directly to chew me out but I clawed it back and it was NBD. I've since decided not to drink beer while doing doc review.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28885496)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 3:55 PM
Author: ..,....,,............,,..,..,.


Partner had me go though this old statute to look for a particular provision he'd heard might be in there. It was a 100 year old statute and archane as hell and I spent half a day reading the damn thing and could find any provision like the wine we were looking for. So we told the client yeah theres no rule in there. Then the next day I was sitting in the partners office and he was randomly reading a section of the statute while looking for something else, reading aloud, then happened to read the exact fucking provision I had not found. He chewed me out with this sad sad tone of disappointment.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28885529)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 3:58 PM
Author: ..,....,,............,,..,..,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28885541)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 5:18 PM
Author: PeewPeew

Step 1: Write an add-on for Outlook that let's you tag email addresses as "firm," "client," or "opposing counsel". If you ever write an email addressed to both "opposing counsel" and ("firm" or "client") Outlook pops up a box asking whether are you sure you want to send this email to both "opposing counsel" + ("firm" or "client").

Step 2: Profit.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28886097)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 6:29 PM
Author: ,,;;,,,;,,,:,;,,,,,,;:,,,;,,,,(Retired 11/9/16)


I think this thread demonstrates that it's impossible to fuck in in biglaw.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28886463)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 10:02 PM
Author: twins

*gives you long speech about typo*

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887710)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 10:07 PM
Author: U Bum.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887759)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 8:26 PM
Author: Mr. Eeyore, Esq. (blackbeltinboredom@gmail.com)

so many big mistakes

+ scheduled depo with important third-party W whose favor we had to win. didn't make it clear to W that the dep was rescheduled, W showed up to empty conference room.

+ filed major MSJ, where the key arg was "SEC filing says X." turns out that SEC filing was amended to say "SEC filing says NOT X"

+ filed major post-trial brief w/citations that didn't make sense. like it'd cite to dep transcript and the cited lines would just refer be like "Hello, My name is X"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887039)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 9:03 AM
Author: Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts

okay the first one's not that weird, but the second and third...dude that's pretty bad

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889820)



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Date: October 5th, 2015 11:42 PM
Author: Mr. Eeyore, Esq. (blackbeltinboredom@gmail.com)

well, that's what the judge said in his opinion denying our MSJ too

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28908241)



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Date: September 12th, 2017 6:48 PM
Author: ;;;;;;...;;;;;..;;

lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34195717)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 8:34 PM
Author: ;;;;;;...;;;;;..;;

Spilled extremely greasy chicken on a critical document in a case. Doc ended up with a huge orange grease stain. Efforts to remove the stain made the situation much worse.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887082)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:35 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

At least you have priorities correct

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887480)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 9:06 AM
Author: Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts

LMAO, I really want to see this play out in a deposition.

"I'm now presenting you with Plaintiff's Exhibit A. Can you identify this for me?"

"Yes, it looks like [DOCUMENT]."

"And there appears to be a stain of some kind on it, what would you say that stain is?"

"It appears to be orange chicken."

"Thank you, I have nothing further."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889824)



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Date: October 5th, 2015 11:35 PM
Author: ,,,,....,..,...,....,.

Fucking loled

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28908176)



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Date: October 6th, 2015 12:04 AM
Author: tech founder disrupting concepts of human dignity

(Mr. Bean)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28908440)



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Date: September 16th, 2017 7:43 PM
Author: .,.,.,.,.,



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34226084)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 8:51 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

Never got originals of the Article 8 certificates (which are negotiable instruments)....went to do a UCC foreclosure, and didn't have them. Luckily I was able to forge.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887209)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 8:56 PM
Author: U Bum.

Accidentally assigned a client's IP rights to a customer. Never came clean and to this day the customer has the legal right to start selling my client's software product.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887242)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 8:59 PM
Author: ~~(>' ' )>

I know a guy of my vintage who accidentally gave a neighboring developer a utility easement over his client's entire $300 million condo development. You have to read the metes and bounds to discover it, but it's there. It was supposed to be a 6-foot easement along one boundary line.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887264)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:28 PM
Author: Always a Quotemo

Lmfao

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887441)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:18 PM
Author: CortezPeters

Enormous case big research task we are working like mad. See a case on point and flip it to the senior saying this is interesting. Go on to other things. Senior is like damn this is good who takes it to the partner who tells the client we figured it out!

I didn't shepardize it. We didn't figure it out. Got tucking reamed for hours by an autistic partner. Sneered out by senior. Next two months they basically haze me with bullshit as punishment.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887386)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 9:08 AM
Author: Jennifer Lawrence's rancid pizza cheese farts

So they treated you like dogshit for two months over what sounds like a really minor fuckup? OH WHAT A PROFESSION!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889829)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 12:10 PM
Author: CortezPeters

That's the thing - people don't have perspective in Biglaw. I remember after the reaming going back to my office and laying on the floor just thinking about how I had totally fucked my career. God I felt low. I won't forgive myself for the power I gave them over my psyche - wish I could have seen the forest then.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28890612)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:32 PM
Author: .....,...,....,...,,,...

Local counsel for a case was the only person on ECF for a while and didn't tell us (or notice) a partial motion to dismiss. We missed the deadline, and defaulted on the partial MtD. Client fired local counsel.

Personally, as a super junior associate, I spent 20-30 hours adding record citations to an appellate brief, but it was one of those thing where the partner had written the factual section of the brief as to what he wanted it to be, and not what the record actual said, so basically, I couldn't find citations to any of it, but just put in the closest. We got called out by the other side about how shitty our citations were, and the client was pissed that they'd paid tens of thousands of dollars for me to do to citations and they were not accurate.

In retrospect, I should have had a difficult conversation with the partner and told him what he wrote in the factual section was not supported by the record, and he just needed to re-write it or know that the citations were no good. I didn't do that. I honestly was sick to my stomach for three days, but I didn't get dinged on it in a review or anything.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887463)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:41 PM
Author: U Bum.

Settled a case for $1500 in very favorable deal and did not have client approval. Freaked out when partner pointed this out and offered to pay out of my own pocket. He made me call the client and explain what I had done and the client got very upset and started citing the model rules. He was screaming "It's Rule 1.2! We're not talking about 7.4(b) here! It's the second fucking rule!" Turns out client and partner were busting my balls the entire time since my confession. Thought I was going to get disbarred.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887546)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 11:29 PM
Author: Just wants a hug.

Do you work for poasters?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28888388)



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Date: September 15th, 2017 12:09 PM
Author: .,.,,..,.,.,,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,


LOl

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34217504)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 9:59 PM
Author: Link Gaetz*

i think this is why corp is better. notice how most of these are lit?

you can really only fuck up so much in corp if you have good common sense.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887693)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 10:03 PM
Author: U Bum.

LOL, no way. You can fuck up a ton of shit but there is no one on the other side super aggressive to find each and every mistake you made. Corp associates are 5x as sloppy and the lawyers on the other side care 1/10th as much about crushing them.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887724)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 10:14 PM
Author: Link Gaetz*

if a tree falls in the forrest....

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887816)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 1:33 AM
Author: Always a Quotemo

Cr. That's why corp is better. You don't have a judge & opposing counsel scrutinizing ur shit. And even if opposing counsel finds a fuckup they will just be nice about it in a deal because both parties are just trying to get something done not trying to be fucking dickheads to each other.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889242)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 10:04 PM
Author: twins

http://www.abfjournal.com/articles/unintended-consequence-jpmorgans-costly-mistake/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887731)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 10:13 PM
Author: Link Gaetz*

lol a major exception.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887812)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 10:14 PM
Author: twentynine (still looking 29ish)

There are at least as many mistakes in corp but they never come to light because once the deal is done its not very likely that somebody is going to dig out those documents and go through them line by line looking for errors in the same way that opposing counsel will always do in lit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887814)



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Date: October 2nd, 2015 10:16 PM
Author: longwangpoontang

Haha see JD

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28887832)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 1:59 AM
Author: .,.,,..,.,.,,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,


Had a massive (thousands of pages) hard copy filing that we didn't finish in time so we filed it with all kinds of shit missing (certain attachments/etc.). Then I had to sweet talk the clerk of the court and was able to sneak in to the filing office after hours to add all the missing stuff.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889316)



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Date: October 5th, 2015 11:39 PM
Author: ,,,,....,..,...,....,.

You must talk with the sweetest candy tongue dripping pure sugar for a clerk to give a fuck about anything beyond when their 1.5-hour lunch break begins and ends.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28908216)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 2:16 AM
Author: Aix

Seems much easier to majorly fuck up as a shitigator as opposed to corporate

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889373)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 8:06 AM
Author: bison

as others have noted, it's because in lit there is a whole other team of people with diametrically opposed interests who's job is literally to call out all of your mistakes and try and fuck you. and you are doing the same to them. makes for terrible mental illness.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889745)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 8:29 AM
Author: .,.,,..,.,.,,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,


yeah but its more competitive and therefore more enjoyable than spending your life editing commas and moving around cross references to material adverse effect

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889768)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 8:38 AM
Author: Link Gaetz*

As you get more senior Corp gets better though. I'm just a newly minted 4 th year but I delegate that type of shit work to juniors and just double check it, which is easy enough.

But junior Corp work is truly awful. Then again, doc review is pretty terrible too.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889776)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 10:12 AM
Author: .,.,...,..,..,.,:,,:,,..,:::,.,.,:,.,.:..:.,:.::,,


Associates don't do much doc review these days

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28890017)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 11:19 AM
Author: Link Gaetz*

not the case at my firm, but that's pretty cool for new lit juniors.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28890299)



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Date: October 3rd, 2015 8:36 AM
Author: XII pack of Dr. Thunder (Dr. Thunder)

I had no idea how or where to file a suit against the State in a property matter.

Did my best, and left the firm soon after. I always wonder how that case resolved.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#28889775)



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Date: September 15th, 2017 12:47 PM
Author: [______Sign Here_____] (CirCiBereziak)

Was this a pro bono project?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34217767)



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Date: September 14th, 2017 11:40 AM
Author: Midnight Cowboy (Charles XII)

filed subpoena in the wrong district court

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34209272)



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Date: September 15th, 2017 12:47 PM
Author: [______Sign Here_____] (CirCiBereziak)

What'd you do?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34217769)



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Date: September 15th, 2017 1:05 PM
Author: Martin Prince (Bad (or sick) guy!)

Oh, what a profession!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34217933)



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Date: September 15th, 2017 4:40 PM
Author: (*_*)//(^_^)\\(*_*)______('~')


Forgot to redact a portion of a depo question that disclosed a client's trade secret investment amount in its self-driving car program.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34219477)



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Date: September 15th, 2017 8:43 PM
Author: Emma Stone



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34220985)



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Date: September 15th, 2017 4:53 PM
Author: Maori woman performing defiant haka

Fucked up on a signature page- put the wrong roman numeral after some fund name. Had to get the clients assistant to coordinate the client printing a revised sig page to sign in the business center of a random hotel in a city he was visiting. Ended up making the exact same typo on the revised sig page

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34219552)



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Date: September 15th, 2017 4:55 PM
Author: macguffin (an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands)

This is one I actually avoided -- partner/client wanted to just have the vendor do search terms and not pay for anyone to actually look at it. I'm paranoid, so I checked. Literally the second doc was, not even a strategy memo, but literally an outline/budget of their entire settlement position. We would have been pretty fucked if this had gone out.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34219562)



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Date: September 15th, 2017 6:03 PM
Author: ineffectual millennial

I billed 120 hours to a matter that the partner didn't like. Turned it in 3 weeks before the deadline so he ended up giving it to someone else who billed another 60 on it. All deadlines met. He ended up cutting only 7 of my hours but acted pissed and told the client I billed too much time. (I know this only because I downloaded his outlook data file and that of every other partner I work with).

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2788440&forum_id=2#34220086)