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Halloween: LIVING the DREAM, Webisode 8

Rick Eid Columns, Lawyer, Video 8 Comments

While I never wore a ridiculous drugstore-purchased Superman costume to the office, I did wear one to a swanky Halloween party at the home of a famous female pop star. Problem was: I arrived at the party two hours early. It was just me—in a stupid costume—and the pop star—in jeans and a t-shirt.  Oh yeah, and she didn’t exactly know me …

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Living the Dream Theme Song (Free Download)

Bitter Staff Lawyer, Video 11 Comments

Available by popular demand, Bitter Lawyer is proud to offer the Living the Dream theme song (by Carter Little, featuring Big Norm) as a free download MP3. (Right click, save as.) Or just listen here. [powerpress url=”http://bitterlawyer.com/wp-content/uploads/oldimages/ltdthemesong.mp3″] Living the Dream is the brainchild of ex-BigLaw attorney Rick Eid, who wrote the episodes from his own experiences as a middle class, …

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Loose Ends, 10-14-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Tim Mahoney, the married Florida congressman who replaced dirty-IMing Mark Foley, is now dealing with his own sex scandal.  Suppose third time will be a charm.  [The New York Times] If the toilet economy forces the firm to pass out pink slips, you can always lateral over to the Army, which is trying to …

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Loose Ends, 10-13-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: London is now the celebrity defamation capital of the world.  “In the past 12 months celebrities accounted for a third of all libel actions brought in England and Wales.” And many of them are from American celebs.  Why?  They’re being told it’s easier to win in UK courts.  And they’re sick of having fish …

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Stock Purchase (Dis)Agreement

Bitter and Abused Columns, Lawyer 8 Comments

I stayed up all night revising this stupid Stock Purchase Agreement.  The Partner in charge, who’s a classic angry-nerd-law-dick, gave me lots of detailed comments to incorporate into the agreement.  He wrote them in red ink on the contract and said, “Make these changes, and get it out by midnight.” It’s like 9:00 p.m., and I’m cranking away, when I …

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I’m Waiting for an Offer

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 3 Comments

I have gone on multiple second-round interviews at NYC mid-sized and Big Firms.  It has been over a week, and I have not received an offer / rejection letter.  Should I call the recruiter and inquire? How long does an offer / rejection take to be processed? Chill out.  It’s been a week.  Not a month.  Don’t call.  Don’t inquire.  …

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Loose Ends, 10-12-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Blogger Perez Hilton is his own rainmaker. Lindsay Lohan’s disc jockey gal pal, Samantha Ronson, is making headlines after being threatened with “bad publicity” by First Amendment lawyer Martin Garbus if she didn’t settle his bill.  But Ronson is suing Garbus for malpractice, claiming he screwed up her case against Hilton.  Then Hilton blogs, …

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Loose Ends, 10-11-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Drug busts have athletes sprinting, peddling and slugging their way through the legal system.  Gold-medal sprinter Tim Montgomery was sentenced for dealing heroin, cyclist Tammy Thomas will serve six months for lying about steroid use, and Jose Consenco was held by immigration for returning from Mexico in possession of an illegal testosterone-restoring drug.  Maybe …

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Loose Ends, 10-10-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Looking to be the big winner in these bleak financial times?  Maybe your firm’s competitor can help.  “Firms with relatively strong balance sheets are hiring lawyers from competitors that are hurting from the dropoff in mergers, debt offerings and other staples of the legal business. In most cases, they’re even giving the new hires …

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