Jeff Marx: JD to Avenue Q

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[Ed. Note: The internet really is all about porn. That may not sound like a huge revelation, but for Jeff Marx, the lawyer-turned-composer behind the hit Broadway musical Avenue Q, it was an epiphany that changed his life. Marx was a practicing attorney who traded in his bar card for a Tony Award—and he gave Bitter Lawyer the inside story …

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Bitter News, 8-4-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as “sui generis” and “persona non grata” as Bobby Bottleservice: • Soon-to-be lawyers, lend me your ears.  It’s go time.  If you’re a fortunate Summer Associate, you’ll soon hear if you get to be a fortunate actual associate sometime before the end of the decade.  So be careful about what you say at that point—less …

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Bitter News, 8-3-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom dirtier than Rusty Kuntz, Dick Pole and Pete LaCock: • Some judges refuse to let Michael Jackson rest in peace since his death on June 25th, but today a judge will determine a list of probate and guardianship issues longer than the King of Pop’s hit list—mainly who will reign over the estate, which has …

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Caption This! August 1-7

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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 late-night conference.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced next Saturday, August 8th. Editors’ Pick (July 25-31): Toka: “This week contestants face off to see who represents …

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