Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Post #200

Every law student knows and hates the gunner in the class.

What do you get when you take the gunner from the class and put him/her in a law firm as a summer associate? You get the summer gunner.

Luckily I don't deal with the particular summer gunner much, but we have these regular lunches and presentations by each of the practice areas, intended to give us an overview about what other areas of the evil legal enterprise does. These presentations are generally all extremely boring, and I try to sit in the back of the room and look vaguely awake while eating my catered lunch. (Unfortunately, there's no spider solitaire to distract me as I did in law school.)

But the particular gunner insists on asking questions during these presentations. The rest of us summers roll our eyes. The other associates all have exasperated looks on their faces, but they have to act as if they really care about the gunner's questions rather than let out that they are only there because the partners told them to be there.

And the only thing that makes these events even mildly bearable is the free alcohol.


Blogger Strange Bird said...

Free alcohol at lunch? Hardcore.

11:20 AM  
Blogger PT-LawMom said...

Oh, yes, we definitely have a few of those at my firm this summer. They're the ones who make AE spend every Monday hounding partners to hound associates to take a spot on the summer's lunch calendar. ;) These gunners really should get a clue when no one's knocking on the door to take them to Starbucks. (Or the ones who are make it a five-minute trip!)

6:23 AM  

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