Some of us have long been tired of reports about women dissing other women, but now comes an ABA Journal report that female secretaries are not quite as keen about working for female partners as for male ones: Not One Legal Secretary Surveyed Preferred Working with Women Partners; Prof Offers Reasons Why.
Men, women, or other lawyers can be challenging personalities to work for all the way around. They are driven, hard-working, intense. They don’t really engage in a lot of hand holding with their staffs. They expect their workers to be as competent and professional and motivated as they are. Instead of complaining about how some partners are more emotional, shrill, or demanding than others, figure out a way to make the workplace exciting and fun for you. Some tips are in my book under Working with Lawyers (Chapter 7).