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Bitter News, 11-4-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom—as useful as being able to drunkenly open wine bottles with a shoe: • Things people might be hesitant to call Jim Belushi: Thespian and lawyer.  But what if there was a project combining both?  Ta-da!  Belushi has signed onto a television project with Barry Levinson (Tootsie writer, Rain Man director) based on the life of …

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Partner to Associates: Stop Being 'Entitled, Whiny Pussies'

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[Ed. Note: This piece by a “38-year-old partner at a prestigious firm” resulted in a four-part impromptu Partner v. Associate debate with frequent Bitter Lawyer commenter BL1Y, who is a recently laid-off BigLaw associate.  The four parts can be read in this order: 1.  “Partner to Associates: Stop Being ‘Entitled, Whiny Pussies’” 2.  “Associate to Partners: Shut Up About Us …

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Bitter News, 11-3-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom strong enough to make drunk hedgehogs sober up: • Nothing to see here.  Just another Maxim pictorial of the newest, hottest young starlet.  And this time it happens to be blonde Scottish actress Louise Linton—who, when not accepting awards for “Scotland’s most stylish woman,” posing for stunning topless shots in men’s magazines or acting along …

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Bitter Lawyer Baseball Fans: Yankees/Phillies

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A pair of record-book home runs by The Phillies’ Chase Utley (son of attorney David Utley) last night closed the gap to 3-2, and now the World Series heads back to a cracked-up Yankee Stadium for game six this Wednesday.  That means whether you’re a diehard baseball fanatic, a casual admirer or a total hater of our national pastime, you’re …

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Bitter News, 11-2-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that kindly ask you to “shut up and listen to me”: • Hard to believe, but even in this economy, there are some guys who have everything going for them—great education (Duke undergrad, Harvard Law), great resume (law review editor, summer clerk experience at top firms), desirable sexuality (law firms love diversity) and a bright …

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I Want to Come Out to My Firm

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I’m a second-year associate at a conservative Chicago firm.  Thing is, I haven’t told any of my colleagues yet that I’m gay.  Yes, I’m in the closet.  At my firm anyway.  I always thought I’d magically find the perfect moment to announce my sexual orientation, but it just hasn’t presented itself.  It’s not like I run around pretending that I’m …

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