They should be happy!
Most lawyers bill you for the times you call them as part of their "billable hours."
The job that most law schools like to put forth in promoting enrollment in law school are associate attorney positions in big national or international law firms (commonly referred to as “Big Law” within the legal industry) because those firms offer the largest starting salaries out of all jobs available for entry level lawyers. What law schools fail to disclose is that those jobs are only available to law school graduates from the highest ranked law schools with the highest GPA's and honors such as editing staff of law review for their law school. That means that well over 90 percent of law school graduates will not be hired by such employers and no law school graduates from lower ranked law schools will likely be hired by such law firms (notwithstanding that those same law schools will hold out those positions as bait to attract ignorant law school applicants into their programs).
Whether these jobs are the “best” jobs is a matter of opinion. While they do pay the highest salaries for entry level lawyers, they also require the lawyers to work longer hours than any other entry level job for lawyers. Associates typically put in 60-100 hours of work in any given week and can spend over 3,000 hours at work in any given year. While the typical career goal of an associate is to be promoted to partner in the law firm in 6-10 years, less than a third of most first year associates will ever be offered partnership with the remaining majority of associates ending their tenure at the law firm by either by having their employment terminated by the law firm or taking a job elsewhere prior to termination. The starting salary for a first year associate in Big Law is around $125,000 to $145,000
For the rest of law school graduates the remaining possible jobs are as associate attorneys in smaller law firms, attorneys working within the legal department of private or public companies, public interest law attorneys, and government agency attorneys. The starting salary for small law firm and company attorneys varies significantly but can be as low $30,000 (or lower) and as high as $100,000 or more (although such positions are rare, and in the current economy practically non-existent for entry level lawyers). Entry level public interest attorney and government agency attorney salaries tend to be on the low side (around $30,000-$50,000). For the most part all of these jobs entail significantly less hours of work per week and per year than Big Law jobs (and in many cases offer more interesting work than that available for counterparts at Big Law firms).
The overall employment market for entry level attorneys is highly competitive even in a healthy economy. Supply always exceeds demand each year because there is no relationship between the number of law school graduates there are each year and the number of entry level lawyer positions available. To put it bluntly, there are far too many law schools in the United States which all but guarantees that a large percentage of lawyers fresh out of law school are unable to get any kind of employment as a lawyer for as long as a year or more after graduation.