placeholder-bl-1

Bitter News, 7-31-09

Bitter Newsroom Lawyer, News & Views Leave a Comment

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as amusing as Ben Still’s “Red Hour” video parody: • Women in the legal profession face a considerable amount of stress—and amounting press and blog coverage splashed across newspapers and the Internet can’t be helping.  The public relations issue aside, how bad is really it for female attorneys? We explore… [Times Online] —This week it …

Share this Post

news_looseends_main2

Bitter News, 7-30-09

Bitter Newsroom Lawyer, News & Views 1 Comment

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that just might bomb like an un-Funny Judd Apatow movie: • Vampires, shark attacks, Tom Cruise and lawsuits—things we enjoy in TV and movies, but not real life.  So even though Henry Louis Gates, like most people, probably doesn’t want to file a lawsuit (or hang out with Tom Cruise), doing so could help us …

Share this Post

Seven Lawyer Laugh-Test Fails

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 14 Comments

The law has a test for everything. There’s a test for when a corporation must disclose a material fact to its investors. A test for when a film is obscene. And there’s a test for when a particular argument is so ridiculous that it shouldn’t be made at all. And then there’s the straight face/laugh test. While you won’t find it in …

Share this Post

placeholder-bl-1

Bitter News, 7-29-09

Bitter Newsroom Lawyer, News & Views 1 Comment

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as dangerous as tanning beds and Megan Fox blackout day: • In these lean economic times, the Skadden conference room is seeing a lot less business AND ass than it used to.  Well, at least that’s what this chick who works in HR at a “major Wall Street firm” said for a free martini.  She …

Share this Post

placeholder-bl-1

Bitter News, 7-28-09

Bitter Newsroom Lawyer, News & Views 1 Comment

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that’ll make you scream like boiling water to the crotch at a Penn State party: • Hollywood would be depraved of Scottish 300 star Gerard Butler had he not been fired from his law firm less than a year after getting his JD.  He drank his way through law school, yet was still president of …

Share this Post

ua_09.07_.28_whostheman_main_

Who’s the Man?

Matthew Richardson Columns, Lawyer 18 Comments

The idea a Big Firm is “one big family” is merely bulls#!t used to con Summers into selling their souls to our particular brand of sweatshop.  To actually catch up with someone in a department other than “corporate stooges,” I have to plan time to get together off the clock and then figure out a way to expense it.  Last …

Share this Post

placeholder-bl-1

Bitter News, 7-27-09

Bitter Newsroom Lawyer, News & Views 2 Comments

Bitter Newsroom headlines from the plaid sheep who corrects women on the verge: • Does the Terminator have clout with the state bar?  After a “ridiculous snafu” of paying with a check instead of a credit card, “California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Saturday called on the state bar to overlook a technical error and allow a paralyzed law school graduate …

Share this Post