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Loose Ends, 12-31-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: In the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” everyone’s practically a Ponzi victim.  He’s the newest notable to have lost scrilla in the Madoff debacle.  [Reuters] Straight from the sued horse’s mouth: “A Washington lobbyist sued The New York Times and several of its reporters and editors Tuesday, charging that the newspaper had falsely …

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Be Funnier: A Guest Post from an Annoyed Reader

Bitter Contributor Columns, Lawyer 24 Comments

It’s tough being a lawyer these days. Miniscule bonuses, salary-freezes, layoffs, snippy partners, boring work (if you’re lucky enough to even have any work). But what makes things even worse are the incessant, sophomoric, sexual comments on this blog! Guys, can’t you think of something better to say than “Poo-say?” Can’t you make a more nuanced point about male/female relationships than “Lawyers …

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Loose Ends, 12-30-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: The psycho Santa gunman who struck on Christmas Eve wasn’t only out to ho-ho-hose his ex-wife’s family.  Her divorce attorney was on the naughty list too. [San Francisco Chronicle] And that’s not the only divorce attorney pissing off wannabe divorcees.  Married feuders are unable to cleanly split because the bottomed-out real estate market makes …

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Temp’s a Bitch

Bitter Temp Guy Columns, Lawyer 14 Comments

Mrs. Donut has screwed me for the last time, I realize as Swiss Miss glides into the conference room and sits down across from me. Ordinarily, I’d be pleased that a hot woman was sitting across from me, but not today—not when she’s about to ruin everything. It’s the first day of a new assignment, and the last thing I …

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Twenty Bitter Ends of 2008

Michael Estrin Columns, Lawyer 4 Comments

Bitter years come and go, but 2008 was one for the record books. Here are the moments and personalities that made 2008 a wonderfully bitter year to remember. 1.  Bitter Bump & Grind Illinois lawyer Scott Robert Erwin’s decision to cut his legal fees for a stripper in exchange for nude dances cost him a 15-month suspension. But we’re pretty …

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Loose Ends, 12-26-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Peter the Anteater wants to give wannabe Ivy Leaguers a shot at tuition-free law school.  The new law school at the University of California, Irvine is reviewing applications to “offer full scholarships to all 60 members of its inaugural class in 2009.” Officially making law school the most affordable thing to do in Orange …

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My Bitter Christmas List

Bitter and Abused Columns, Lawyer 17 Comments

‘Twas thirteen days before Christmas, when all through the firm, Not an associate was stirring—because we got laid off. Less than two weeks before Christmas, my large firm laid off its associates. But the proximity to the holidays is not the most frustrating part.  The most frustrating part is the expectation that we will all find new jobs before our …

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Loose Ends, 12-24-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Already related to one “predicted” suicide with more tragedy expected, the impact of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme continues to widen.  And compliance attorneys are “arguably responsible.” But with this insanity, who isn’t?  [Wall Street Journal] A woman is allegedly fired from her job for insisting on greeting callers with “Merry Christmas” as opposed to the …

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