There is no literal double billing, but it comes close. Clients sometimes pay twice for virtually the same service--once by the associate and then again by the partners. Every associate's memo is revised by a partner, for example. Two corporate combatants often pay their respective attorneys outrageous fees to research and argue the same, narrow points of law. The outcome is rarely in doubt.
Stracher's young lawyers are ambivalent and cynical--there are no illusions in the courtrooms of Generation X. "Today, law students have nothing but doubts: about the nobility of their chosen profession, about their interest in it and about its interest in them," he writes. Say goodbye to the idealism of John Osborn's The Paper Chase. So much for the committed bunch in Scott Turow's One L. Double Billing is a great read if you're thinking of becoming a lawyer or if you work with lawyers. It will no doubt change the way you think about our system of justice. --Dan Ring --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
So you went to an Ivy League school that didn't prepare you for the boring job you're going to have that pays you a lot of money? Cry me a river. Hated this book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by AggieArmyAmber
I read this book back when I was in law school. I thought is was ok back then, but still I though the author was a little whiney. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kyle, just Kyle
Engaging, very basically written - not as engaging as the title, though. According to this book, being an associate is largely sitting in a conference room sifting through... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Vstewart
Who will read this book? Law students already going for the golden handcuffs? Practicing attorneys? if you are already an attorney what good is this book? Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sir ReviewsAlot
Manages to entertainingly weave in many lessons about big law firm practice. It is part essay and part dramatic narrative about a few of the cases that the narrator worked on.Published on January 8, 2013 by Justin Bernstein
Double Billing is a memoir by a Harvard Law graduate who spent a few years in the 1990's as an associate at a large (fictionalized) law firm in New York City. Read morePublished on February 3, 2010 by Anita Kelley
If you want to know what is like to be an associate at a Big Law firm, then this book is it. What makes it unique is that author describes the experience on personal, almost... Read morePublished on December 12, 2009 by Neil S. Majd
My advice is simple. If you are a bright college student, pondering a career in corporate law, earning a quick stash in a Wall Street or London law firm - read this book. Read morePublished on July 6, 2009 by Sirin
This book is in-love-with-my-words written and somewhat padded with contemplative whining and winge-ing, but the author provides the goods on "what it's like" in a giant corporate... Read morePublished on December 8, 2008 by John M. Haberstroh