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‘Pls fix, thx’: Is this the latest junior lawyer social media trend?

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Rookies share pics correcting docs from weird and wonderful places

You might have come across on one of your scroll sessions through Instagram and thought: ‘what’s that all about?’ We’re of course talking about photos of junior lawyers in strange places with their laptops out and the caption, ‘pls fix, thx’.

This seems to be the latest social media trend among rookies who are taking photos of the weird and wonderful places they’ve had to ‘fix’ a document at short notice after receiving feedback from their seniors. They then fire these off to some of Insta’s biggest law meme accounts so other juniors can share their pain.

@nonequitypartner‘s Instagram Story highlights has a selection of ‘pls fix, thx’ moments submitted by lawyers. The owner of the account said they’ve recently been inundated with submissions which could be down to the fact lawyers are working remotely more than ever before.

The instances the account shows lawyers have had to revise documents last minute range from over dinner and drinks to working out, whilst travelling in Ubers, stuck in traffic or boarding planes, mid-stag and hen do’s, in hair and nail salons, on sun loungers at the beach or poolside on holiday, and in one instance, whilst on the loo.

Below are some of the more eye-catching submissions:

Pls fix whilst sunning in a hammock on Tulum beach, Mexico

Pls fix whilst poolside in Cancún, Mexico

Pls fix whilst sat on a rainy rooftop terrace

Pls fix whilst working out on a spinning bike

Pls fix whilst skiing on the slopes

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Pls fix during karaoke

Pls fix in the hair/nail salon

Pls fix whilst moving house

Pls fix whilst on the loo

And in another submission featured by the account, a London partner appears to have sent an email to a junior telling them to “unf*ck clause 6 please” so they can get a document over the line.

These partners have no chill!

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12 Comments

Dr Clout

Clout is a serious drug. Don’t chase it, kids.

(21)(11)

US assoc

You’re only about 18 months late to the party, LC. Also, the above pictures are all from US lawyers/bankers based out of NYC.

A bunch of London losers haven’t a clue lmao

(72)(10)

Confused

Whenever I see these pictures they are almost always posted from places where it would be nearly impossible to actually complete any substantive work (or would take at least 4x as long as just going to a quiet room to do it). Seems like the US guys just like to be seen to be working hard rather than actually needing to.

Or is this supposed to be some ironic joke for who can “work” from the most ridiculous place?

(13)(26)

Slow news day

Pls fix, thx

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Anonymous

The most newsworthy part of this story is the absurd claim that only one lawyer did urgent work on the throne.

(3)(0)

LOL'ed....HARD

I mean, the reality of being a junior is seriously horrible, but I have to say that last one about clause 6 made me laugh really hard. I feel sorry to whomever this was sent to, cause I can only imagine how anyone, allowing themselves this kind of language in a professional setting, would be the worst person to work under… nevertheless, all you can do is laugh, cause we’ve learnt it the hard way – crying or complaining about it will get you nowhere. If anything, you may get the SRA or the BSB looking into YOUR conduct as opposed to the partner’s… the great world of law!

(6)(3)

Choose wisely kids

Been a finance joke for years. The runt of the litter in the City have now caught up…

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lol

@ Choose wisely kids

Clearly the runt can only dream of developing the levels of wit required to construct a “finance joke” of this calibre…

(4)(1)

Choose wisely kids

And they’d still be two years late with it

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Mid Level US

I think one of the worst parts of being a junior is not knowing when something needs to be done and when something can wait, so it becomes hard to plan. While you’ll inevitably get random requests from clients throughout a career things become more and more (although not totally) predictable so the number of those “pls fix” moments really shrunk for me.

Hopefully this also happens for these guys too (unless they do it because they enjoy the attention)…

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Anonymous

pls fix is an investment banking joke. it’s not a law joke. get your own jokes

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Boogieman

Bla bla bla snowflake bla bla bla woke

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