What’s the worst thing you got away with at work?

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One time I didn’t bill for an email.

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OK I’ll actually say a real one: when I was junior, I forgot to grab a signature page from a third party (who had signed other pages) ahead of a closing, so I used the PDF editor to collate another signature of that party onto the missing signature page. They probably wouldn’t have cared if I’d just asked them to sign the missing page but I didn’t want to ruin my reputation. 🫠

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Wow. Kicking myself for my early adventures in late signature page requests.

Stairwell cunnilingus.

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Nice.

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Pretending I was ever qualified to be a big lawyer, let alone anyone's lawyer

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Slept with the cleaning lady on my desk and gave her a cardigan as a gift

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Was that wrong…. should I not have done that? I tell ya, I gotta plead ignorance on this one. If I had known that that type of thing was frowned upon…

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Having sex with the hot legal assistant in the room where we keep all of our paper files.

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New ranking after several law schools dropped out: 57

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I altered a redline to cover up a change I didn't want opposing counsel to notice 🙈

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This is why I ALWAYS run my own redlines! I’ve been nearly burned by this before.

Had sex in the office. Brought my gf in on a slow day.

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I know sig pages are likely a bore and tedious, and I haven’t had to work on them before, but what’s with the number of attorneys admitting to falsifying records and copying and pasting signatures?

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What’s with it? When you have 20 docs and 200 shareholders that each have sig pages on each doc, you figure that one copy and paste at the 11th hour when everything is going to close anyway, when you just want to close your laptop and get a meal with your friends, and when you realize that you went to school for 7years to be managing a stupid binder of dumb signatures from a bunch of random people in Europe and New England, isn’t going to send you to hell or prison so you take the risk.

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Because sometimes we deal with hundreds of signature pages at a time where new docs are materializing by the hour in the days leading up to a signing or closing, and even the best of us will overlook collecting a page from time to time.

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