Today comes the news that Mark Levy, a recently laid-off attorney at Kilpatrick Stockton, committed suicide in his office.

As we all blog and gossip about law firm layoffs, salary roll-backs and job deferments, we cannot lose sight that behind each number is a man or woman, a father, wife, daughter, son, parent. They

I left Big (trying to be Mega-) law several years ago for a much smaller (75 attorneys) boutique. I’ve never been happier.

Personally, I find the Big Law model to be broken. Year after year, I would see rates go up, and partners hit a wall with what their clients would pay. Good partners, with

Law firms are cash operations. Like many of us in our personal lives, law firms exist month-to-month, or quarter-to-quarter. Live many of us, when times are tough, law firms rely on their credit lines to float the bills.

Just like many of us, law firms do not have a savings account for when times get

I had an interesting query today: A partner asked if I would recommend a 3L accept a job offer from a specific AmLaw 100 firm. On the one hand, it has to be nice to have a job offer in today’s economy. On the other hand, the firm was caught up in the recent wave