Quick temperature check: litigators, are you all underwater this month? This has been my busiest end of year season in actual years. I am getting slammed with expedited court deadlines from judges every, single, day. Clerks, what’s going on?! Send help.

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Wow I thought it was just me. Things are literally on fire right now.

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Dumpster fire status here too!

Can confirm... December through March experiencing an uncivilized level of activity.

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Uncivilized is the perfect word for it, truly. Good luck and onward! Hope you can find some solace in knowing you are not alone 😫

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Litigation associate, insurance/personal injury on the defense side, 2.5 years in (admitted Nov. 2019). Not only is basically everything due “RIGHT NOW OR IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS (caps for emphasis),” but everyone - partners at my firm, attorneys at other firms, judges, clerks - are giving me attitude. I don’t get what it is. Hang in there, guys. Oy vey.

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Best of luck to you!!! Same thing on this end. I just finished a teleconference where the court moved up deadlines and refused to grant joint requests for extensions. LOL @ me having 2 motions due on NYE. 😑

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Not a litigator but can confirm from an M&A standpoint. It appears everyone wants to close before Dec 31.

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CRE (which is always notoriously bad) is atrocious this year too. And the level of unprofessionalism from clients and OC is truly unmatched for some reason.

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Yes

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Completely opposite for me. This is my slow time. Hardly any court activity. Opposing parties/counsels seem to be a bit more relaxed, too.

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This was always the case for me in past years. I normally take all my PTO this month. This year has been totally different though. I’m about to use my PTO for a weekend off… I am extremely jealous of your plate rn—enjoy the time for all of us!

Back just to say I stand corrected. It was not just year-end chaos but has now expanded to the entire winter season. I hate it here. Good luck to you all and hope some of you are keeping your head above water *turns back to drowning*

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