Law Firm Life Satirized in Bitter Lawyer Webisodes
Posted Aug 25, 2008 12:30 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A lawyer-turned-TV writer has posted a satirical look at law firm life in four Webisodes posted on the Bitter Lawyer website.
The Webisodes feature new associate Nick Conley, who works at Sullivan & Moore, “the most prestigious law firm in the entire country.”
In one episode, Nick is directed to perform “due diligence” by reading a stack of documents and finds “a pretty significant typo.” “Welcome to the club, cowboy,” enthuses the assigning partner. Nick wins congratulations from lawyers throughout the firm and later brags about his accomplishment to a skeptical blind date. The woman says she is leaving to make a phone call and never returns.
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog compares the vignettes to the humorous look at corporate life portrayed in the TV show The Office. The writer is Rick Eid, a former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom associate and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips partner.