OJ Simpson Trial: Where Are They Now?

Michael Estrin Columns, Lawyer 11 Comments

In the history of celebrity justice, no man has helped launch more careers, ruin more reputations and made such a mockery of California courts than Orenthal James Simpson. Now that a Nevada judge has finally sentenced Simpson and put the juice in the can, we decided to check in on some of our favorite 1995 Simpson characters to find out …

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Caption This! 12-4-08

Bitter Staff Comics, Contests, Lawyer 11 Comments

What in the Bitter Lawyer is going on in this picture? Put your lawyerly wit to the test and post a comment with a hilarious caption about this classroom scene.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced tomorrow. Editors’ Pick 12-3-08 Scotious: “Okay, it was funny at first, but I would like my toupee back.”

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Loose Ends, 12-3-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Guess who wants to come crawling back to America.  30-year fugitive Roman Polanksi.  The Chinatown director has been out of the country since the day before he was scheduled to be sentenced to jail for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in Jack Nicholson’s home in 1977.  His lawyers asked the Los Angeles Superior …

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From The Archives: Seven Species of Legal Website Trolls

PhilaLawyer Columns, Lawyer 20 Comments

Let’s face a fact: Most of the time lawyers are billing they’re not doing legal work at all. They’re playing on the internet, often reading “blawgs” or any of the numerous lawyer chat boards that have sprung up since the glory days of the original “Greedy Associates” site, when Y2K was our biggest national concern. And with the proliferation of …

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I’m a Foreign Lawyer in the U.S. Job Market

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 6 Comments

QI am a foreign-trained lawyer with four years of experience in “high-profile” Anglo-American firms in France. I recently graduated (LL.M.) from a top-10 law school, passed the NY Bar in July and am currently looking for a job in law firm in NYC. I would like to know if in spite of (i) my foreign credentials and (ii) the current …

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Caption This! 12-3-08

Bitter Staff Comics, Contests, Lawyer 9 Comments

What in the Bitter Lawyer is going on in this picture? Put your lawyerly wit to the test and post a comment with a hilarious caption about this classroom scene.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced tomorrow. Editors’ Pick 12-2-08 Between Hangovers: “…yeah bro, so she keep’s bitching about him being bi-sexual. I’m like …

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Loose Ends, 12-2-08

Bitter Newsroom Lawyer, News & Views 1 Comment

Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: India Jones’ Shai LaBeouf will play the lead in the screen version of John Grisham’s yet-to-be-released thriller The Associate. “LaBeouf will play a student who’s about to graduate from Yale Law School when he’s manipulated into accepting a job at a prestige law firm and given privileged information about a multibillion-dollar lawsuit.” I guess …

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Lawyers Hate Themselves

Bitter Newsroom Lawyer, News & Views 18 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: According to a recent survey, if given the choice, most Big Firm lawyers would prefer to date people devoid of intelligence or ambition rather than their hardworking, high-earning BigLaw contemporaries. We here at Bitter Lawyer conduct a daily poll on the homepage to take our audience’s temperature on various topics close to the heart of the legal community.  …

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