Tuesday, October 11, 2005

And the associates cheered . . .

Blackberry service in the U.S. to be cut off?

I had the chance to be around a large group of young lawyers recently and too many of them were slaves to their Blackberry, even during a purported period of leisure. One said that he regularly received emails from both other firm attorneys and clients at all hours. The Blackberry allows such senders to expect a response. But attorneys aren't doctors; there's no need for us to be on call 24/7. There's especially no need for summer associates to be so tethered. Maybe being cut off from all this is exactly what young lawyers need. But will they get it? (h/t)
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