It turns out, being a lawyer is hilarious. At least that’s the only conclusion one can make after scrolling through the Twitter feed of Bad Legal LLP, a bogus law firm whose tweets lampoon the absurdities of lawyer life. The comedy ranges from the light-hearted (lawyers suck at technology) to the pitch-black (most legal careers are soul-sucking). And the anonymous talent behind the tweets is clearly Toronto-based: it pokes fun at Bay Street firms and lawyers that have appeared in this very magazine (see Rob “Centaur,” below). If only all lawfirm Twitter accounts were this interesting.
How Bad Legal’s followers stack up to “real” law firms
Pick of the Twitter
Seven of the best tweets from @BadLegalLLP:
Time to walk around the office and give false hope to articling students I have no intention of hiring back. #motivation
Deeply disappointed that only 12/20 Toronto benchers are old white men #LSBencher
Good luck to those writing the Ont. bar tomorrow. It’s a long, pointless test that prepares you well for your long, pointless careers
On work-life balance
Working at our office is exactly like #Suits except we spend 16 hours a day at our computer and nobody works out regularly
On articling students
I am renting out my articling students for use in HOV lanes during the Pan Am Games
Dear law students, how you fare in the hiring process for summer associate positions is a direct indicator of your worth as a human being
So sick of this myth that lawyers don’t understand tech. I can hyperlink with the best of them
Bonus tweet: Other times, the satire on @BadLegalLLP gives way to bad Photoshop, typified in this playful jab at Rob Centa, the managing partner of Paliare Roland LLP.
This story is from our Winter 2015 issue.