2:47am on a Tuesday

It’s late, the team is exhausted and adding more people as the night moves toward morning.  Four overworked paralegals will see another unwelcome Wednesday sunrise wearing Tuesday’s clothes. There’s a moment when someone briefly falls asleep mid-sentence while telling me how tired she is.

And I have absolutely no idea what they’re doing.  All I know is that “The Project” is a Big Deal.  It’s a big enough deal that they’ve now added two associates, a project assistant, the firm’s IT expert, a junior partner and two off-site paralegals to their ranks.

Despite several offers to help, all I’m asked to do is make  … Read the rest