After nine long and arduous years, the partner that followed over to the firm with which I am associated has left. This on the heels of several other major partner departures. And he's leaving me behind. Better yet, no law firm wants to hire me because I'm too senior (in more ways than one). They don't value experience, because the sweet spot that gives them the most financial leverage is the mid-level associate. So it looks like I will be cast out to the rubbish heap soon.