Are you a Current or Former Employee? Former job since 2015
Although this is supposed to be a law firm where everyone works collectively toward a company goal it really is more like a row of independent contractors. Chit chat and other small talk is frowned upon as you are forced to churn out 45 hours each week. No wonder morale is so extremely low.
Absolutely not. Since the billable hours are an unrealistic 45 hrs a week, the work is distributed unevenly and by a paralegal/self made office manager to boot. So if she is having a day that she doesn't like you than the real billable work will be partitioned out to the other attorneys that she appears to like that day. Ridiculous!