The City of No Lawyerly Love

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If the rest of the nation trends like Philadelphia, it’s going to be rough autumn for mediocre associates and no-offer law students.  According to a Philadelphia Business Journal survey, business is down significantly at several top regional and national firms, and local law students are being reminded “that they are entering the profession during a difficult economic time.” Last year, …

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Loose Ends, 9-9-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Calling all cave dwellers!  O.J. Simpson needs 12 people who have not been influenced by his previous murder trial to serve on his new jury.  [Los Angeles Times] Apparently Pad Thai and political office don’t pair well on the palate.  Thailand’s prime minister has been ordered to resign because he hosted a TV cooking …

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Info That Would’ve Been Helpful 100 Hours Ago

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Partner drops a huge motion on me for summary judgment, which I am to write in one week.  This is a case that has been litigated for five years, involving more than fifty years of contracting history between the parties.  The associates regularly assigned to the case inexplicably never researched many of the significant issues of the case or drafted …

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Loose Ends, 9-8-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: “Authorities say they’ve arrested a man who broke into the home of two California farmworkers, stole money, rubbed one with spices and whacked the other with a sausage before fleeing.” You just can’t make that stuff up.  [CNN] In addition to their new two-year law program, Northwestern is offering Illinois attorneys Continuing Legal Education …

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I Want to be a Sports Agent

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I’m thinking of going into the sports and entertainment industry with a friend of mine from law school. We have several contacts in both industries and several prospective clients including an MLB baseball player, an NFL football player, current and former Division 1 NCAA athletes, as well as aspiring actors, models, movie producers, etc. The problem is that I don’t …

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Bitter Style: Fashion Tips for Interviews

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Bitter Style: Fashion Tips for Interviews Most important thing to remember is: Let your resume and interpersonal skills make the impression, not your wardrobe. Women DO… – Wear a solid or conservative pinstripe suit (either skirt or pant) in dark gray, navy or black. – Dress clean and sharp.  No clutter, no frills. – Make sure your suit choice fits …

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Loose Ends, 9-5-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Scratch-off ticket buyers are sensing they might be bogus and are filing lawsuits against lottery officials.  Finally people are realizing that the scratch-and-win system is a rip off and that picking arbitrary numbers in hopes a machine full of balls will spit out those numbers is a much wiser use of money. [Law.com] A …

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Angelina Jolie: Don’t Adopted Babies Count for Anything?

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Angelina Jolie’s face may be worth millions of dollars, but as far as the Brits are concerned, she can keep it to herself. At least when it’s oiled up and flaunting ammo on a movie poster.  Reports from the UK have confirmed that Britain’s media watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), has banned two posters of Jolie’s latest flick, Wanted, …

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New York Prefers Blondes

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A Manhattan federal judge made it official: Marilyn Monroe was a New Yorker.  This effectively ends years of litigation between the golden girl’s estate and the heirs of the photographer who took some of the most memorable shots of the star. The decision “is a major victory for the children of Sam Shaw, the deceased photographer who captured countless pics …

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