So we get a filing in a Court that requires electronic filing. Attorney gets it in the morning (without telling me), fiddles with it all day, then about 6:00 asks me to get it filed. I ask for Attorney's login information for that filing system. "Oh, noone here has a login, can you call the Court and get it set up tonight? The deadline is today."
Let's just say I had a heart-to-heart with that associate about how to tell time, and the need to tell others about their deadlines as soon as THEY find out about said deadline. Plus a terse reminder that Clerk's Offices are NOT 24-hour operations in our state.
Then I made said associate call co-counsel and tell them we would not be able to make the filing deadline and WHY. While I stood in the doorway glaring.
This morning, the managing partner met with Associate, who now looks scared. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.