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November 03, 2005

One Liner Of The Day

From the legal world:

. . . the very worse thing about sleep: when you're sleeping, you're not billing!

Posted by annika, Nov. 3, 2005 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: Legal Mumbo Jumbo


What's the best thing about the end of daylight savings time: It's the only dya of the year you can bill 25 hours in a day.

Here's the dirty little secret of the profession. While you're struggling to hit 2,000, you'll wonder how people are billing 2,400 and more hours who are there at the office less. Simple answer, they're lying.

Posted by: Roach on Nov. 3, 2005

I don't think the no billing while sleeping statement is absolutely true -- at least based on some of the billings that I have heard of. Doesn't a good nap help all of the various rules and principles congeal around the specific facts. I probably reason better in my sleep than I do while awake -- at least I dream that I do.

Posted by: Zerin Hood on Nov. 3, 2005

I mean afterall, how many times does one lay one's head on a pillow all full of confusion, and awake with clarity? Well, it happens to men all the time.

Billing for more hours than there are in a day is not an exclusive province of the legal racket. To do it successfully, one must be prepared to keep one's own books, perhaps even several sets. God bless the PC.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 3, 2005

No billing while sleeping?

Clearly a very young lawyer, not to mention probably unsuccessful.

As my tort professor used to say "Bricklaying is an honest profession; have you considered it as an alternative to law school?"

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 3, 2005

So is it sad that, after just six weeks working for a law firm, I've actually thought the exact same thing? If only I could cut back on my need for sleep...

Posted by: The Law Fairy on Nov. 3, 2005

Not to worry LF, in 25 years you'll WISH you could sleep.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 3, 2005