“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”
– George Bernard Shaw


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BigLawFail is a comic strip about life in BigLaw, created by BigLaw insiders.

For the uninitiated, “BigLaw” refers to the alpha dogs of the legal profession—an elite group of large New York-centric law firms that advise the world’s most powerful conglomerates on high-profile, bet-the-company type cases.

Every year, hordes of new graduates from the nation’s top law schools eagerly sign away their souls in exchange for a six-figure salary and that oh-so-dangerous drug for the young ambitious professional: prestige.

They soon discover that things like “work-life balance” and “collegiality” are fancy marketing terms existing only in the firm’s recruiting brochures. Instead, they find themselves summarily reduced to a fungible commodity in a white-collar sweatshop, saddled with crushing workloads while tormented by ill-tempered partners and backstabbing coworkers.

For the lucky few who manage to claw their way to the top, there sits the coveted grand prize—law firm partnership. For the majority who are not so lucky, an uncertain future awaits…

Dilbert meets Suits in this irreverent exposé of BigLaw hell!

 

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