Bitter News, 9-30-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as overhyped as a Britney “3”-way and as together as JT & JB: • “The three-year-old controversy over whether New Jersey lawyers can tout their inclusion in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers or other ratings publications is again before the state Supreme Court.” Something about people developing unrealistic expectations.  Like when you say “Garden State.” [New …

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Bitter News, 9-29-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as violating as pics of the Spanish PM’s “goth” daughters: • Stanford Law School magna cum loudly graduate Cristina Warthen has found her way into headlines again.  A federal court judge sentenced her to a year of monitored home detention for continuing to “advertise herself on the Internet as a [$2,000 a night] high-priced escort, …

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I Want to Break Away From Criminal Law

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 12 Comments

Dear Ex-Bitter, I’m an Assistant State Attorney with ten years of experience in criminal law, and I want more.  I want more money, more respect, and more interesting work.  I want to transition into something, anything else.  But I am afraid that I have been pigeonholed into criminal practice.  Am I stuck?  Is there no way out? Help me.  Please. …

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Bitter News, 9-28-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as SNL f-bomb”>fuckin friggin’ unexpected a Jenny Slate’s SNL f-bomb: • While you’re enjoying those Jager Bombs, please welcome to the Cheetah stage….18-year-old strippers doing a victory poll dance. “The Georgia Supreme Court this morning upheld the right of young women under the age of 21 to shed their clothes at locales in Atlanta where …

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Niki Burnham: Sex, Love, Red Sox & Romance

Bitter Success Interviews, Lawyer 15 Comments

[Ed. Note: The one book that always gets judged by its cover is a romance novel. Chick lit, usually in the form of grocery store guilty pleasures, is a major industry. And behind each titillating title is an author. One of the most prolific in the field is former lawyer Niki Burnham. Over the years, Burnham has published a dozen …

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Bitter Review of The Informant!

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If any further proof was needed that the concept of corporate integrity is only marginally different than malfeasance, then The Informant! provides it and then some. Based on the true story of a whistleblower who gets too consumed with lying to recognize the truth himself, director Steven Soderbergh’s latest turns anti-capitalist fare into commercial entertainment, crafting a studio charmer cut …

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Bitter News, 9-25-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom or celebrity baby name or computer virus—you decide: • Six-foot-five, 295-pound Harvard senior offensive tackle James Williams had plans to graduate and enter law school.  Then that annoying organization of actual dream makers, the NFL, invited him to come join.  “A first-year attorney at a U.S. law firm will earn an average $125,000, according to …

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Bitter News, 9-24-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as big and joyous as a 19-pound newborn baby: • It’s all fun and games til Marty Singer gets involved. Grey’s Anatomy actor Eric Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart are pissed and have decided not to take Gawker’s posting of a nekked video of them lying down.  (Nor are they going to take it …

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