Loose Ends, 9-23-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Members of Congress really are just like the average hard-working Americans the represent.  To demonstrate a lesson in responsibility, many have picked up second jobs to make ends meet.  Here’s a list of the top fifty richest, which is lead by Sen. Kerry.  [RollCall.com] Pictures allegedly have been released of 17-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears …

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Rope: LIVING the DREAM, Webisode 7

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Years ago, my friend and I were working at a local health club when we spotted a legendary athlete lifting weights. He was first-ballot Hall of Famer—and apparently, according to my friend, a man with a legendary rope. Not sure who told him this, but he claimed it was common knowledge. This guy was allegedly part of the all-celebrity big-johnson team. Right up there …

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Loose Ends, 9-22-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Like a moth to a flame burned for the hundredth time.  Wham!  George Michael goes and does it again.  [TimesOnline] Maybe all of those billable hours weren’t so bad after all.  [Law.com] Yesterday’s tales of the old Yankees Stadium might be tugging at the hearts of sports fans here, here and here, but lawmakers …

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I’m Interested in Entertainment Law

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How do I get into entertainment law? Everyone wants to “go Hollywood.” The glitz and glitter of representing movies stars and A-list directors is too damn tempting, isn’t it?  Not to mention the 5% commission entertainment attorneys charge, which means there’s no such thing as billable hours!  Too good be true, huh?  It is. It’s the best legal gig in …

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Five Worst Kiss-Ass Questions Asked at OCI

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Bitter Lawyer has been inundated with reports, concerns and hilarious accounts of on-campus interviews over the past few weeks. Here is a list of the top five kiss-ass questions aspiring legal tools have allegedly asked. For those of you still looking for jobs, read this immediately—and make sure to never, ever ask any of these questions. For those of you with …

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Loose Ends, 9-21-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Boston Legal begins its fifth and final season this Monday—and then it’s case closed for good.  What will omnipotent David E. Kelley do now?  [The New York Times] $295,000.  That was the amount in punitive damages awarded to a Wisconsin prisoner who suffered zero physical effects after being forced to sleep on a moldy …

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Loose Ends, 9-20-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Attorney Aaron Craig is “that guy” in the office.  The guy who uses the farcical trend that is the treadmill desk.  His inspiration to bill hours while walking came when his two-year-old son figured out how to activate the treadmill at home.  In an effort to spare his child from said safety hazard, he …

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Loose Ends, 9-19-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: A-Rod and Cynthia Rodriguez’ divorce is apparently finalized.  Didn’t they learn anything from Christie Brinkley?  Where’s the fun in keeping the details private?  [MonstersAndCritics.com] Just as my dad always claimed to keep gin in the house “for guests,” I suppose Ryan O’Neil was simply being polite by having drugs on hand in case anyone …

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