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The Young Lawyer

Dear Amicus Agony,I am a junior associate in a medium-sized firm. Recently, Client X sent an e-mail to the firm’s partners (including the managing partner!) to, among other things, criticise me for not being easily contactable and being late in

Dear Amicus Agony,I’m a junior corporate associate and have been in the same boutique firm since I was called to the Bar in 2017. I get on well with my colleagues and bosses and generally enjoy practice. I have noticed

Dear Amicus Agony,I am a junior associate in a small firm with two partners.The mentor whom I work with the most, specialises in family law disputes whereas the cases handled by the other partner are more commercial in nature.When I

Dear Amicus Agony, I am a junior associate who is currently in a boutique corporate firm specialising in capital markets. I have been trained to do corporate work since I was a trainee, and to be honest, I am still not

If you are reading this fresh out of university, or just after getting called, I would not recommend that you continue reading. This article may change the way you see practice, and how you think the next few years of

Dear Amicus Agony,I have been in practice as a disputes lawyer since I was called to the Bar in 2018. I used to like litigation but recently I am beginning to have some doubts. The work is tedious and not

Dear Amicus Agony,I have been with the same firm since I qualified as a lawyer a year ago. I consider myself to be a generalist or an “all-round” lawyer. Unlike my peers, I do not have a specialism and my practice

Chooi Jing Yen was one of the recipients of the Law Society’s sponsorship for young lawyers to attend overseas conferences. As part of the sponsorship, the recipient must submit a paper on the conference that he or she attended.In November

Stephanie de Souza was one of the recipients of the Law Society’s sponsorship for young lawyers to attend overseas conferences. As part of the sponsorship, the recipient must submit a paper on the conference that he or she attended.Sitting in

Dear Amicus Agony,I used to think that the incredulous turnover/burnout/leaving-the-industry rates were myths (or at least exaggerations). Now, it’s been a bare few years in and easily half of my friends and batchmates have left practice! It doesn’t help that