×

A Guide for New and Junior Attorneys for How to Deal with Jerks, Screamers, and Other Difficult People in a Law Firm

( 222 votes, average: 4.2 out of 5)
What do you think about this article? Rate it using the stars above and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Jerks. Idiots. Tyrants. You won’t get all the way through your professional life without working for someone you don’t see eye-to-eye with, any more than you got through school without having a teacher here and there that you couldn’t stand. What do you do when you work for somebody who drives you ape-dung? That’s what we’ll be talking about in this chapter.
 
If there’s only one thing you take away from this chapter, it’s this: There’s only one person whose behavior you can control, and it’s you. That bit of wisdom comes from my favorite radio shrink, Dr. Joy Browne. And boy, it’s really useful in any situation where you’re dealing with someone who makes you want to scream. You can’t do a single thing about anybody else’s behavior. Whether they’re rude or boorish or in any way unreasonable, you’ve got to focus on your reaction to that behavior. That’s not to say that there aren’t some measures you can take to try and make your working relationship more harmonious, but it does focus your attentions on the area where they can do the most good.
 

Want to continue reading ?

Become a subscriber to LawCrossing's Job Seeker articles.

Once you become a subscriber you will have unlimited access to all of LawCrossing Job Seeker's articles.

There is absolutely no cost!



Featured Testimonials

LawCrossing has a great search feature, giving different criteria and break up on different cities and states.
Christopher


Facts

LawCrossing Fact #145: You can use our site to find jobs near you.

 
Let's Do It!
Email:

Only LawCrossing consolidates every job it can find in the legal industry and puts all of the job listings it locates in one place.

  • We have more than 25 times as many legal jobs as any other job board.
  • We list jobs you will not find elsewhere that are hidden in small regional publications and employer websites.
  • We collect jobs from more than 250,000 websites and post them on our site.
  • Increase your chances of being seen! Employers on public job boards get flooded with applications. Our private job boards ensure that only members can apply to our job postings.

Success Stories

LawCrossing was probably the best legal board I have used. I liked the layout and it was user friendly. I tried to use another job board, but it was not user friendly and was kind of a pain, whereas LawCrossing was easy to use to find jobs. I really liked it. I would certainly recommend this site and service to my colleagues.
  • Stephen Kobza Tinley Park, IL