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Anonymous lawyer blog featured in Sunday’s New York Times

It’s not about marketing via a blog, but Sunday’s Times has an amusing article about an anonymous lawyer blog targeting the joys of being an associate in a large law firm.

During the past seven months, Opinionistas, who is 27, has anonymously published a Web log detailing the inner workings of life at large New York law firms: the internal struggles for power, the toll on personal lives, the obsession with billable hours. Her unrelenting description of the mental and physical excesses of life in the hold of these legal behemoths has made compulsive reading for fellow lawyers and prospective law students, some of whom have been put off the profession……During the past seven months, Opinionistas, who is 27, has anonymously published a Web log detailing the inner workings of life at large New York law firms: the internal struggles for power, the toll on personal lives, the obsession with billable hours. Her unrelenting description of the mental and physical excesses of life in the hold of these legal behemoths has made compulsive reading for fellow lawyers and prospective law students, some of whom have been put off the profession.

O [the anonymous lawyer] is not one of the many lawyers who joined the blogosphere to rail against politicians or to publish specialized knowledge. Opinionistas is an irreverent blog about the unbearable pressures of life as a young associate lawyer. She pulls no punches describing tyrannical and lecherous partners, physically and emotionally broken associates and the deadened souls of a generation that pursued a law career because it was the right thing to do.

Guess this is why the search for the phrase ‘anonymous lawyer blog’ brings so many folks to my blog.

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