"If you want to tell people the truth, you better make them laugh ... otherwise they'll kill you."
- George Bernard Shaw
Dilbert meets Suits in this irreverent exposé of law firm hell!
#BigLawFail is a comic strip about BigLaw life, created by a BigLaw survivor.
For the uninitiated, "BigLaw" refers to the alpha dogs of the legal profession — an elite group of mega New York-centric law firms that advise the world's most powerful conglomerates on high-profile, bet-the-company type matters.
Every year, hordes of new graduates from 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...
They soon learn that words like "collegiality" and "work-life balance" are just fancy marketing terms used in the firm's glossy recruiting brochures. In reality, they are a fungible commodity in a white-collar sweatshop, saddled with crushing workloads while tormented by ill-tempered partners and backstabbing co-workers.
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...
Unapologetically honest and painfully relatable to lawyers everywhere, #BigLawFail transforms the daily drudgery of lawyering into a snarky, laugh-out-loud commentary about law firm life.
About Cary Chu
Cary Chu is a Wall Street lawyer-turned-cartoonist and creator of #BigLawFail Comics. Before shocking every Asian parent on the planet by quitting law to be a cartoonist, Cary spent many years toiling away in the New York office of a top international law firm where she represented financial institutions and multinational corporations in securities, regulatory enforcement, and other complex litigation. Nowadays, Cary spends her waking hours poking fun at the many absurdities of law firm life and is also hard at work on a new project.