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Bitter News, 5-13-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom more interesting than the history of the bikini: • Stop!  Or UT Law alum and malpractice attorney Carolyn Barnes will shoot!  Barnes, who has been practicing in Austin, TX more than 25 years, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly firing five rounds from a handgun at a Census worker who …

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Bitter News, 5-12-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that you’d probably like better if Eddie Vedder wrote them: • Disabled lawyer Hippocrate Mertsaris has been charged with sexual abuse and sexual harassment for slapping a Taxi and Limousine Commission judge’s ass and grabbing her inner thigh.  There’s no denial from his lawyer that it happened.  But Mertsaris’s defense?  Spastic movements resulting from his …

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Falling Out of Love With the SmallLaw Antichrist

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It’s sort of amazing what qualifies you to receive praise in law.  I’ve realized it’s more of an individual sport than an actual profession.  When you’re a newly installed BigFirm drone, you believe words like “partnership” and “teamwork” mean something.  What a fraud that is.  It’s never about building camaraderie, it’s about the kill.  This is a realization I assume …

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Bitter News, 5-11-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as visually arousing as Playboy’s new 3D centerfold: • Does the MBA way of life require a law-style code of ethics?  We’re the right ones?  [The Am Law Daily] • President Obama’s decision to nominate Elena Kagan—AKA Paul Blart: Mall Cop (see video below)—to the Supreme Court is sinking in with both sides of the …

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Bitter News, 5-10-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as perfect as Goldman Sach’s zero-loss quarter: • Tonight we’re going to party like it’s law school in 1999.  The second annual Party Law School rankings are out, which are really put together for your own good.  It’s a “quality of life” issue.  The top 10 work-however-much-you-want/play-hard law schools are… [Above the Law] News continued …

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I’m Sickened By the Idea of Practicing Law and Want to be an Actor Instead

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QI’m a 3L at a top 20 law school. I have a job lined up at a mid-size litigation firm in San Francisco. But I hate the law. The idea of working in a structured office environment makes me sick to my stomach. I know this sounds lame, but I want to be an actor. This will sound even lamer, but I’m actually considered …

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Bitter News, 5-7-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom to be added to your tea party checklist: • Lawyers who’ve behaved badly…twice?  Doing the same thing??  Let’s discuss: —Attorney is charged with setting fires at her law firm twice in one year.  [The Herald-Mail] —Sioux Falls lawyer Mary Ann Giebink is on the ballot for the District 10 House seat for the second time—but …

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