Sent a partner an MSJ on March 15. He sent comments at 11:55 today. I have a time sensitive appeal due today that I’m working with the paralegal to get everything ready. I told him won’t have time to revise the MSJ, let alone get the affidavits from our clients/experts signed but I could get it ready for Monday. He’s upset because “this really needs to be done today and when he sends things to an associate, he is counting on the associate to get it done.” No question, just needed to vent.

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Drop it on a summer or first year- have them turn the comments it’ll be 80 percent of what needs to be done. It won’t be great but at least it will be done - we’re all pretending like we know what we are doing anyways.

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I work at an ID firm, no summers and only one associate per case

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Brutal. He took three months, damn.

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Oh trust me, I did. I’ve already talked with our office’s managing partner and he talked to this partner about how he is not to staff me on cases anymore. This is my last case and it is just slowly dragging on but once it’s over, I’m done working for this partner.

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Gotta manage up and get those comments back sooner.

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Wtf... screw this dude

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Ran out of space but wanted to add, it’s not like we have a deadline to file this week. We are already passed the current deadline but the judge said in April that she would still consider a late filed MSJ.

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Leave. Been there. It’s toxic. Leave.

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Agree. It’s basic lack of respect and likely won’t improve. The p-shp knows this guy sucks but when push comes to shove and you’re on the line they will back him vs you to preserve world order.

Why I went in house!

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To be fair, I’ve encountered some of the MOST TOXIC attorney managers in an in-house setting. Just jerks who want to climb the ladder and please those politically above them, often non-lawyers. Jerks are everywhere. Unfortunately lawyers are usually smarter jerks than the average bear so it’s more painful.

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March?! FOH that is next level. That’s criminal

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Stand up for yourself and tell him if he has a problem talk to the partner on the appeal and justify why he should get your time when he waited so long to send comments

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It’s not even unreasonable! You only have so much time.

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