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Caption This! Feb. 21-27

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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 funny face.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced next Saturday, February 14th. Editors’ Pick (Feb. 14-20): ForthePlaintiff: “Counsel for Wyeth and Pfizer congratulate each other on …

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Bitter News, 2-20-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that make your mom significantly prouder than The Dirtiest Girl in Porn’s: For two attys, the bigger they are, the harder they fall—sort of literally… 1.  “Doughy” Pillsbury lawyer, Bob Robbins, head of the firm’s corporate and securities practice, got Gawkered after a tipster reported him for jabbering into a tin can with a …

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Let the numbers tell the story.  Here are 15 more compelling facts from Bitter Lawyer.  We leave the opinions up to you. 27. Percentage of lawyers identified as self-employed according to the U.S. Department of Labor, 2008-09 Handbook. $20,000,000. Annual amount attorney James Sokolove, who refers all cases to other lawyers, spends on advertising according to Boston Magazine. 11. Number …

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Bitter News, 2-19-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Words like “lower starting salaries,” “delayed start dates,” and “sharply reduced summer classes” can help dial up the resent, but perhaps the only thing more severe than being a Bitter Lawyer is no longer being a lawyer at all.  Here are some layoff tactics.  Act cool.  [The National Law Journal] Even a Harvard Law …

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Bitter News, 2-18-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Status Update: Facebook is…reverting to my old Terms of Use since everybody freaked the f*%k out so badly.  Chill people.  [Associated Press] With almost fortuitous timing comes the newest sex-for-cash headline story that may have played out differently if the john had been a “perfect customer” lawyer.  It’s the age-old story of man hires …

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Bitter News, 2-17-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, since the coast is now clear of attack chimps: Downer alert: Lawyers are twice as susceptible to depression than the general population and 3.6 times more than employed people.  And male lawyers specifically?  Forget about it. You’re a breeding ground for disillusionment.  [Cleveland.com] Are we all being p3wned by Facebook?  Do they own us?  …

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Bitter News, 2-16-09

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Quick Presidents’ Day headlines from the Bitter Newsroom—because it’s not like you’re busy because you got invited to Fashion Week: Lawyer, lawyer, strong and able, get your elbows off the goddamn table. Law students attend a much-needed etiquette seminar so they don’t get fired because they “stabbed that tomato and squirted juice in a senior partner’s eye.” If I had …

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