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May 19, 2009

It's 7:00 PM. Do you know what your summer associates are thinking?


Summer at law firms, Congressional offices, businesses and government agencies mean new interns and clerks--and new blood and fresh air for more senior people who hire them. But the season is also useful for evaluating talent, developing talent and teaching great habits. See this 2007 post. Forget for a moment whether your summer people are "nice" or attractive people or not. That alone is not important, Jack.

Think about your clients. Is their work accurate? And how did they "get there" (to the answer), in that conclusion on "promissory estoppel against the government", anyway? Are they people who want to "appear" to be lawyers--or passionately want to be lawyers? BS artists? Some Slackoisie slip in there? And are they "smart"? Well, if you don't know, you should learn. It's about your clients.

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at May 19, 2009 11:02 PM


Wow, that's an old photo of me. Now if only you could spell "Slackoisie" properly, you wouldn't have to endure Hull's constant ridicule.

Posted by: shg at May 20, 2009 08:44 AM

Fixed, sir. Mea culpa. But I kind of like The 'Wazeee, myself. Dan's traveling--but soon he'll know. BTW, he's been getting some extremely weird but somehow exciting e-mails ever since you did that last Charon QC interview. Mainly Brits, and females, mainly. You hit a weird note out there in gender-nervous Albion.

Posted by: Holden Oliver at May 20, 2009 08:27 PM

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