Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Pleasing the partners.
I do civil defense. Litigation. I've tried half a dozen in my long career. Won 80%. Sent to a no-brain deposition last week. Sit and take notes. Two-day-er. Important client. Not joking -- after partner found out they were sending the 'young female' associate, he started raging that his client was going to be mad. I guess not enough gravitas. He literally yelped that his client doesn't like females. (truly I am not the women's lib type... but what am I SUPPOSED to think when this is what's yelled at me?) I guess co-defendants liked me (only estrogen in the room), because they settled the matter, and had my client pay $0. I've never heard of a defense matter being settled for $0. But I did it. Did angry partner grovel? Nope. Got a "preciate ya". Welcome to the south.