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Bitter News, 3-10-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that will live 70 years—as long a man’s sexual activity lifespan: • Could Paxil kill the BigLaw rock star?  As Law Firm 10 once shrewdly noted when ruminating on whether to begin taking prescribed anti-anxiety meds, “I’m a sought-after associate by partners because of my good judgment and attention to detail.  They know that I …

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Law School Exposé: How Leggings Made Me Fat

Gianna Scatchell Columns, Lawyer 20 Comments

[Ed. Note: The following is again from Gianna Scatchell, the blogger behind LegallyNoted.com] What’s essential to any busy, studying gal’s wardrobe?  Leggings.  They can do no wrong as part of the perfect on-the-go outfit.  What’s the one pair of pants that look great with everything from Uggs to stilettos?  Leggings.  Day time.  Night time.  Any time!  During finals, it’s even …

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Bitter News, 3-9-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom with all the subtext of how to cook the perfect sausage: • Andy Bernard from The Office is the new face of Cornell Law School??  Apparently so.  Apparently so.  [Above the Law] [Entertainment Weekly] [The Cornell Daily Sun] • There are 13 reasons why your sorry ass still doesn’t have a job.  There’s even a …

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I Hate Being a Prosecutor, but I’m so Damn Good at It

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 18 Comments

QI graduated from a tier-1 school in 2003.  I spent the entire three years of law school fighting with my (now ex-) wife, and my grades suffered for it.  I finished in the middle of my class with a 2.75. Though I concentrated heavily on international law classes, I simply did not have the GPA to get one of those …

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Bitter News, 3-8-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as dead as the oldest person in the US: • The dean of the University of Georgia Law School probably realizes her ass is grass if she doesn’t get her graduating 3Ls some gigs.  All it takes is for one class to yield really crappy “employment rates for graduates” statistics for the whole program to …

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The Top Five Sports Agents Who Are Lawyers

Mark Thudium Columns, Lawyer 13 Comments

A lot of what America knows about sports agents it learned from Jerry Maguire.  As in, “It’s not show friends, it’s show business.” And “show me the money.” But did you know that “Dicky Fox,” Jerry’s mentor and imparts wisdom throughout the movie, wasn’t played by an actor at all?  His real name is Jared Jussim, and he’s the actual …

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Bitter News, 3-5-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as steamy as a papal boy hooker having hot, gay Vatican sex: • Cover.  Your.  Ass.  Law firms are not your friends.  They don’t give hugs—they give heartburn.  Documents and paper trails can make or break you or career.  Always make sure you’re looking out for whose most important.  (Not the client!  You, you idiot.  …

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Bitter News, 3-4-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom so pretentious you need a pretentious hat manual: • OMG!  OMG!  RadarOnline.com, a gossip blog you generally go to for hot Tiger tidbits, almost broke major “exclusive” SCOTUS news this morning when it posted that Chief Justice John Roberts was considering stepping down.  Like from the bench.  Like totally “seriously” considering.  Do you dig?  But …

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The Strangled Cries of Lawyers in Love

Law Firm 10 Columns, Law Firm 10, Lawyer 27 Comments

I’ll be blunt: Dating a fellow lawyer—especially one from the same firm—is an epically bad idea. I understand the time-honored “don’t shit where you eat” principle. But that’s not the precise problem I’m having. Let’s rewind to only a few short weeks ago. On a cold, snowy night in January, I silenced my anxious pessimism, swallowed my doubtful resolve and allowed myself …

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