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Caption This! October 10-17

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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 lawyer surrounded by crazy cats.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced next Saturday, October 17th. Editors’ Pick (September 19-25): TomT: “Kill Billable Volume I”

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Bitter Style, Recessionista Fashion

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Even if we’re not exactly poor right now, we’re all acting that way.  If we’re not crabbing about the sad state of the legal profession, we’re bitching about the cost of living.  But, like rust, the demand to look presentable in a business environment never sleeps.  Whether it’s the day-to-day of associate life or the big interview, threads matter. Loehmann’s …

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Bitter News, 10-8-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as we buff up for our Playgirl shoot like Levi Johnston: • It’s the dbag blind leading the dbag blind out there.  Linsday Lohan’s father, Michael Lohan, is apparently besties now with Jon Gosselin, father of eight future Lindsays.  Supportive friend Michael helps keep his name in print by telling the media that all of …

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Bitter News, 10-7-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as split between the relative and the absolute as Guy Ritchie: • It’s like a legal headline Mad Lib: Jesse James, a 24-year-old law school student, may run in an Indiana House race next year, which would face him off against Republican incumbent Bruce Borders, a longtime Elvis Presley impersonator. How will it turn out?  …

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Bitter News, 10-6-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that beg the question if you could care less—but we’ll table it: • Hate to perpetuate that whole “lawyers are good at poker” stereotype more, but it’s true—and we think you can do it.  Plus, in this economy, it’s better than being a hostess trying to pay off loans (more on that later).  We’ve seen …

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Len Elmore: NBA, Harvard, D.A. & Dreier

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Len Elmore has seen a little bit of everything in the law. A three-time All-ACC college basketball star at Maryland and ten-year pro player in the NBA and the ABA, Elmore went to law school when he hung up his high tops in 1984. In the years that followed, Elmore worked for the Brooklyn District Attorney, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Dreier LLP …

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Bitter News, 10-5-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that will need the next 60 days to break a Gourmet habit: • Here’s a lead story that includes ‘sodomy’ but not ‘Polanski.’ Whore-ay!  “[Herman] Thomas, former Alabama Circuit Court judge, stands accused of sodomy, kidnapping, sex abuse, extortion, assault and ethics violations.” His begins trial today, with jury selection already underway.  Formerly most often …

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CC This, Bitch!

Bitter and Abused Columns, Lawyer 29 Comments

To: The World From: Bitter 5th Year Cc: Nerdy Litigation Partner Two weeks ago, a nerdy litigation partner asked me to work on a private equity investment for one of his clients.  Simple enough, right?  I’m a fifth-year associate and regarded as a competent transactional attorney.  I’m not the class rock star, but I’ve been told I’m “very much in …

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