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Bitter News, 4-22-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom where you can win a free trip to Germany for fucking up: • The “Lower Uppers”—AKA doctors, accountants, engineers and lawyers—are “living better than 99 percent of anyone who has ever walked the planet,” yet they’re/we’re still economically resentful.  Alert: The SEC/Goldman case may be the first signs of revolt by the lower-upper class.  “If …

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Bitter News, 4-21-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom amply warning you that “Ask a Lawyer Day” is May 1: • Yesterday was 4/20, wasn’t it, Beavis?  Don’t play dumb with me.  It’s basically the day pot smokers puff en masses…to protest against drug laws.  Sure.  We’ll say that.  So thousands of cannabis lovers gathered in Denver yesterday at 4:20 PM (because it’s clever) …

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Bitter News, 4-20-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as easy to pronounce as Eyjafjallajökull: • Guns AND butter.  Law school OR babies.  Broadly speaking, of course.  [The Stanford Daily] • Hmm, I’ll pick law school over babies, Bob.  Great.  Now that you’ve decided to go a whopping $100,000 in debt in three years vs. 18, you probably want to know what the hell …

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The Overrated Lifestyle of L.A. Law

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Los Angeles is an awful place to be a lawyer.  On Friday night, I was hanging out with a friend who works in the entertainment industry—a great guy with more natural good looks and people skills than anyone I’ve ever met.  Not slimy politician people skills either.  I’m talking legit dynamic social skills with a head of hair like Hugh …

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Bitter News, 4-19-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as legal related as Acie Law’s “Lawman” tattoo: • Too bad he passed.  He would have made “a great oral advocate.” But rapper Notorious BIG is dead.  And Judge Jacqueline Nguyen just dismissed his mother’s wrongful death lawsuit.  [The Guardian] • The SEC/Goldman Sachs lawsuit is strong enough to affect the price of copper, but …

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Bitter News, 4-16-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as diverse as an Amish choir singing next to topless sunbathers: • BigLaw with old-world charm!  “DLA Piper is raising US associate pay by 10% in a move that will return salaries to pre-downturn levels.” Christmas came in April when the firm announced mid-year pay increases this week.  $160K for first years is back like …

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Bitter News, 4-15-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that dance twice nightly at The Great Alaskan Bush Co.: • They’re here Heather O’Rourke style.  The new U.S. News & World Report law school rankings have dropped like they’re hot.  And what does it all mean?  Who the hell knows?!  Apparently there’s a methodology, so that’s pretty cool.  But, in reality, all it does …

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