Loose Ends, 12-16-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: You got served, poked and tagged in a photo—and that’s just your morning on Facebook.  Oh, and you can go ahead and update your status to “…is homeless.” [Times Online] BREAKING NEWS: The economic crisis is sort of being felt at Harvard.  With such staggering cutbacks as no pass-around hors d’oeuvres, a stricter open …

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Loose Ends, 12-15-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Miley Cyrus’ billable hour comes to the tune of $1 million dollars.  That’s how much she and her crew are expected rake in tonight for performing at a Lanier Law Firm’s Christmas party in Houston.  [OK! Magazine] One of “London’s elite law firms, which expect to weather the financial crisis in part through an …

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Punching the Clown (Part 2): LIVING the DREAM, Webisode 10 (SEASON FINALE)

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Well, that’s it for Season One. Thanks for all your support and “constructive criticism” along the way. We plan to begin production of Season Two in 2009. The thought of ending the series on Nick pathetically “self-gratifying” all alone in his office just seemed too depressing. Even for a law firm comedy. Besides, there are just too many funny, inane, dark BigLaw stories yet …

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Loose Ends, 12-13-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: There’s one legal holiday party that will be bigger than ever this year—and it’s tonight’s Second Life Bar Association’s second-annual holiday extravaganza.  In a castle!  With virtual food!  All enjoyed from the comfort of your home while you sit there and compulsively masturbate!  [CaliforniaImmigrationLawyerBlog.com] In an all-out, all’s-fair-in-love-and-cyberlaw poaching, Harvard Law School hired Stanford’s …

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Five Reasons Esq. = Douchebag

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Nearly one quarter of all Bitter Lawyer readers are douchebags. This according to the other 75 percent, who said they wouldn’t dare use the dreaded—and hopelessly tacky—Esq. suffix. But why exactly is Esq. synonymous with douchebag? We think the evidence speaks for itself. 1.  D-Bag on Wheels BMW + Esq. = 5 Series Douche Bag ________________________________ 2.  Bill and Ted’s …

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Loose Ends, 12-12-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Who in the hell says old people can be trusted?  70-year-old Bernard L. Madoff, a former chairman of the Nasdaq Stock Market and a force in Wall Street trading for nearly 50 years, was arrested by federal agents.  Ponzi scheme.  $50 billion.  You know when your kids turn you in, it’s bad.  [Am Law …

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Shawn Foust, Video Game Attorney Guru

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Current title and employer? Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. Associate and founder of the Video Game Industry Team. Law School? Law review? University of Virginia. Absolutely not. I elected to go the moot court and mock trial path, but it really seemed like my friends had a blast with the law reviews. Describe a typical day? Here are the …

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