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Anonymous Associates

by Carolyn Elefant on March 11, 2005 · 14 comments

in Legal Profession Trends, Reasons to Solo, Trends

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I’ve always explained that the reason I went solo was because a big firm wasn’t big enough.  Not big enough for my ego or
aspirations, not even big enough to fit two tiny words – my name – on the
door.  Apparently, these days, a big firm isn’t big enough (in heart,
not size) to include associates’ names on the firm website either.

There’s a great post here from Dennis Kennedy on the utter stupidity of this new law firm policy to keep associates anonymous – as well commentary from my new ALM blogger-colleague Bruce McEwan here.

  • http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/2005/03/meet_our_brilli.html Legal Blog Watch

    Meet our brilliant new associate: Ms. X!

    I recommend Carolyn Elefant’s pithy insight and links on the subject of big-law attempts to bury associates’ identity.

  • http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/2005/03/meet_our_brilli.html Legal Blog Watch

    Meet our brilliant new associate: Ms. X!

    I recommend Carolyn Elefant’s pithy insight and links on the subject of big-law attempts to bury associates’ identity.

  • http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/ethicalesq/2005/03/11#a3435 f/k/a

    decloaking the nameless associates

    Seems to me, we could use weblog-power to undo the undue depersonalization of associates. We could post lists of the associates working at the various offending law firms, including as much

  • http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/ethicalesq/2005/03/11#a3435 f/k/a

    decloaking the nameless associates

    Seems to me, we could use weblog-power to undo the undue depersonalization of associates. We could post lists of the associates working at the various offending law firms, including as much

  • http://commonscold.typepad.com/commonscold/2005/03/you_have_got_to.html The Common Scold

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING

    It’s bad enough that big firms too often don’t post the names/bios/contact info of their C-level execs, but here’s a new low: some firms are refusing to offer details about their associates, using the lame excuse (we heard that on the C-levels, too) t…

  • http://commonscold.typepad.com/commonscold/2005/03/you_have_got_to.html The Common Scold

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING

    It’s bad enough that big firms too often don’t post the names/bios/contact info of their C-level execs, but here’s a new low: some firms are refusing to offer details about their associates, using the lame excuse (we heard that on the C-levels, too) t…

  • http://temp.starklawlibrary.org/blog/archive/2005_03.html#003321 Stark County Law Library Blawg

    “Anonymous Associates”

    Posted by Carolyn Elefant: ?’ve always explained that the reason I went solo was because a big firm wasn’t big

  • http://temp.starklawlibrary.org/blog/archive/2005_03.html#003321 Stark County Law Library Blawg

    “Anonymous Associates”

    Posted by Carolyn Elefant: ?’ve always explained that the reason I went solo was because a big firm wasn’t big

  • http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/2005/03/decloaking_devi.html Legal Blog Watch

    Decloaking devices: Legal (blogger) aid for big-law associates

    In

  • http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/2005/03/decloaking_devi.html Legal Blog Watch

    Decloaking devices: Legal (blogger) aid for big-law associates

    In

  • http://www.legalunderground.com/2005/03/the_battle_of_l.html Notes from the (Legal) Undergr

    The Epic Battle of the Law Firms and the Legal Recruiters: A Recounting of the Way the Pogrom Began

    Amid an improved economy and an apparent upturn in lateral hiring, some law firms are trying to shield their associates from the wiles of recruiters offering richer rewards. Some firms are limiting the contact information about associates provided on t…

  • http://www.legalunderground.com/2005/03/the_battle_of_l.html Notes from the (Legal) Underground

    The Epic Battle of the Law Firms and the Legal Recruiters: A Recounting of the Way the Pogrom Began

    Amid an improved economy and an apparent upturn in lateral hiring, some law firms are trying to shield their associates from the wiles of recruiters offering richer rewards. Some firms are limiting the contact information about associates provided on t…

  • http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/ethicalesq/2005/09/30#a4950 f/k/a (formerly ethicalEsq)

    too much disclosure? (erin go bra!)

    Do Dennis Kennedy, Carolyn Elefant, Kevin Heller, and Bruce MacEwen approve of the way MV has featured its famous paralegal, Erin Brockovich?

  • http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/ethicalesq/2005/09/30#a4950 f/k/a (formerly ethicalEsq)

    too much disclosure? (erin go bra!)

    Do Dennis Kennedy, Carolyn Elefant, Kevin Heller, and Bruce MacEwen approve of the way MV has featured its famous paralegal, Erin Brockovich?

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