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Living the Dream 11: "The Review"

Rick Eid Lawyer, Video 3 Comments

“The Review” focuses on Nick’s upcoming review and his fear of getting fired. My “inspiration” for the episode dates back to a story I heard my first week at Skadden about a slightly insane senior associate who billed 2600 hours a year for nine straight years—only to be heartlessly passed over for partner. Legend has it that the disgruntled associate saw …

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Bitter News, 4-7-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as hard to look at as the NBA All-Ugly Team: • Sometimes it takes a non-hooker with a heart of gold, like Rachel Uchitel, to make you feel stupid.  Stupid for being a smart person who gunned his/her way through law school and tries to be a lawyer.  We’ve long considered lawyers and hookers to …

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Bitter News, 4-6-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that now charge for overhead carry-on bags: • During a scene in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1996 movie The Rainmaker, which was screened to 100 law students at Yale on Monday, the protagonist character (played by Matt Damon) says the practice of law wears down man’s ethics.  During the following Q&A with John Grisham, prolific legal …

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Dumped on Facebook; When Your Breakup Goes Law Firm Viral

Gianna Scatchell Columns, Lawyer 20 Comments

[Ed. Note: The following is again from Gianna Scatchell, the blogger behind LegallyNoted.com] In this modern technology age, the new normal is to live a version of your life online.  But in doing so, you’re forced to digitally declare your personal relationships—romantic or otherwise. Will you be my Friend?  Who do you follow?  Who follows you?  OMG, we’re on the …

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Bitter News, 4-5-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom written by a guy with a job that would kill the average person: • Let’s say you’re a pansexual, polyamorous, S&M type—you’re pretty unique, like it a lot of ways, dig sex and are proud of it.  Would those attention-grabbing details be just the perfect items to mention in your personal statement on your law …

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Bitter News, 4-2-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that will “nuke your fridge” like the new A-Team trailer: • On what list could former BigLaw attorneys Michelle Obama and Scott Brown share a top-20 ranking with Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi?  Time’s 2010 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.  [Time] • Extra, extra, read all about it…on your new iPad.  If …

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Bitter News, 4-1-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as long as Steve Phillips’ redemption timeline: • It’s April Fool’s Day.  And while we usually find related pranks to be a little lame (we’re stink-eyeing you, Google/Topeka), there was one today that was so detailed, elaborate and law related that we couldn’t help but mention it.  In a manifesto published on his New York …

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