Anonymous Lawyer

The Anonymous Lawyer blog makes clear that it's the diary of a "fictional hiring partner at a large law firm". However, as this NY Times article notes, many people who had become fans of the blog and its account of the "soulless, billable-hours-obsessed partners, the overworked BlackBerry-dependent associates and the wrecked families that are the dark underside of life at his large firm in Los Angeles" were convinced that it had to be written by a real-life "Big Law insider". As it turns out, it's not. The author of the blog is Jeremy Blachman, a third-year Harvard law student who simply wanted to "post as a hiring partner and be believable."

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Posted on Tue Dec 28, 2004



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Blogs with a lot of detail always seem fake to me. No one narrates their days like these fakes posts we've read about. They talk about every feeling they've had all day long. Plus there are a lot of dumb-sounding analogies. "I woke up feeling like you feel the day after you went to bed not feeling well. Breakfast was like a huge meal you have after not eating for a while." This is why I don't read blogs.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Mon Jan 03, 2005  at  01:42 PM
...'cept for this one I guess.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Mon Jan 03, 2005  at  01:42 PM
Why i got "Akismet thinks your input might be spam, so it will be moderated first." ?
Posted by IP Location  in  United States  on  Fri Sep 05, 2008  at  05:58 PM
Same here, why did this happen to me?? "Akismet thinks your input might be spam, so it will be moderated first."
Posted by joker  on  Fri Jan 09, 2009  at  01:05 AM
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