A Quiet Room

Will Meyerhofer, primary blogger of A Quiet Room, has a Bachelors from Harvard, a JD from NYU, and his Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College. Mr. Meyerhofer is also a registered Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State. Holding the “R” insurance reimbursement privilege, Mr. Meyerehofer has been operating his private practice since 2005. A Quiet Room offers individual, couples and group psychotherapy from Meyerhofer’s home, a loft in TriBeCa, in Lower Manhattan.

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There’s no getting out of it: This is a column discussing a syndrome in which lawyers (I suspect mostly women lawyers) sometimes cry on the job in what are arguably inappropriate situations, and the often negative (and avoidable) fallout that results.  Maybe I shouldn’t post this one. It’ll only get me into trouble. But what the heck – I’m here to talk about what I see and hear happening in the world of law, and…
Hi! I’ve always sort of wanted to do a TED talk. But I’ve also always thought it would be really hard to do a TED talk. Luckily, I found the perfect compromise: Have someone else do a TED talk about me. Liz Brown wrote a book in 2013 called “Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have.” It’s a good book, and one of the really great things about it is…
Hi! I’ve always sort of wanted to do a TED talk. But I’ve also always thought it would be really hard to do a TED talk. Luckily, I found the perfect compromise: Have someone else do a TED talk about me. Liz Brown wrote a book in 2013 called “Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have.” It’s a good book, and one of the really great things about it is…
Hi! I’ve always sort of wanted to do a TED talk. But I’ve also always thought it would be really hard to do a TED talk. Luckily, I found the perfect compromise: Have someone else do a TED talk about me. Liz Brown wrote a book in 2013 called “Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have.” It’s a good book, and one of the really great things about it is…
poor things Ah, lawyer misery. It is a force of nature. It drives the tides, powers the sun, causes the wind to blow and the trees to grow and the seasons to change. What would we do without miserable lawyers? Actually, it might be nice. And I suspect the planet could handle happier lawyers, all things equal. A week or two ago I chatted with the utterly delightful and refreshingly forthright Anjali Patel on her…
poor dears Ah, lawyer misery. It is a force of nature. It drives the tides, powers the sun, causes the wind to blow and the trees to grow and the seasons to change. What would we do without miserable lawyers? Actually, it might be nice. And I suspect the planet could handle happier lawyers, all things equal. A week or two ago I chatted with the utterly delightful and refreshingly forthright Anjali Patel on her…
You are really, really sick of law. In fact, you want out. At a minimum, you need to get out of your current job, or you might die. That much is not in dispute.  But you still have the loans. Therefore common sense says you should “give law one more try.” As H. L. Mencken once observed:“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” You sense this quotation might…
(it’s a secret) I had a ball a few weeks ago recording a podcast with the delightful Kimberly Rice, of KLA Marketing. You can hear the results here. We talked about my background, including my strange journey from biglaw to psychotherapy, then mulled over the experiences of lawyers nowadays in a variety of settings and pondered the future of the profession. It’s a far-ranging conversation, and a lively and fun one. Thanks, Kimberly! Kimberly…
My client said her firm had, more or less, a checklist of what they wanted in a lawyer they made partner. And she had knocked herself out checking off every last damn item. Helped with firm marketing efforts (including hundreds of non-billable hours)? Check. Worked with a variety of partners in various areas, including powerful group leaders and major rainmakers? Check. Logged long hours – and billed those hours – including nights and weekends, producing…
My client said her firm had, more or less, a checklist of what they wanted in a lawyer they made partner. And she had knocked herself out checking off every last damn item. Helped with firm marketing efforts (including hundreds of non-billable hours)? Check. Worked with a variety of partners in various areas, including powerful group leaders and major rainmakers? Check. Logged long hours – and billed those hours – including nights and weekends, producing…