Bitter News, 3-17-09

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Top O’ the morning!  Here are some four-leafed headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, which you can honor by doing us all a favor and just killing yourself: “The only real difference between Bernie Madoff and the management of AIG is that when Bernie Madoff got caught, he pleaded guilty. When AIG got caught, it asked the government for $170 billion.” …

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It’s as Bad as You Think

PhilaLawyer Columns, Lawyer 10 Comments

When we asked in a recent poll whether you would stay in your job if forced to take a 20% pay cut, nearly 80% of you said yes. That’s hardly a bona fide economic indicator, but lawyers are typically more prone to bitching about being underpaid than overpaid, and when the bitching stops, that’s cause for alarm.  (Continued below.) Right …

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Bitter News, 3-16-09

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Good morning, unless you’re Lindsay Lohan—here are the quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: “One of the things that Congress and the Administration knows but do not want to admit in public is that bailouts are messy affairs where most of what is planned does not work and one of the unintended consequences is that the process of salvaging large …

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Caption This! March 14-20

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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 these courtroom bombshells.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced next Saturday, March 21st. Editors’ Pick (March 7-13): Tom: “Little does Judge Smith’s clerk know, but her ‘2 …

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Bitter News, 3-13-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are guaranteed not go to into a 6th overtime: So, you’re Anna Nicole.  And your trusty lawyer gives you pills.  And you essentially die from those pills, but it takes years to go by before anyone figures it out.  Then you posthumously wonder how in the hell your lawyer got prescribed all those …

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Bitter Factoids 6

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Here, as they say, are the facts. Just the facts. We leave the opinions in your court. 1,100 Number of practicing lawyers who agreed to take the LSAT again as part of a study designed to develop a better test for law school admissions, according to The New York Times. 26 Numbers of factors identified in the above study that …

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Bitter News, 3-12-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, since you have the time post “going Galt”: Madoff goes to jail immediately after pleading guilty.  Sentencing on June 16.  (He showed up to the courthouse in a Kia.  Sort of random.) And he’s already being dubbed a prison bitch.  [Associated Press] Jailed since the incident, the Iraqi journalist was sentenced to three years …

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Bitter News, 3-11-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom so good you’ll forget to extinguish your cigarette:  We’ve established the BigLaw model is broken, so the LSAT is likely a little unhip these days too.  Professors at UC, Berkeley claim to have created a better, more encompassing measure of one’s lawyer potential.  It’s all about what qualities are best-est in a lawyer, what …

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Printer Nirvana

Matthew Richardson Columns, Lawyer 33 Comments

Some lawyers despise the printer more than they despise their friends from high school who work at hedge funds unaffected by the downturn. Other lawyers, like me, look forward to a trip to the printer as much as the first day of spring when girls break out those ruffled skirts. Partner: Matthew, looks like we’re ready to print. Should you …

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