Bitter Brief 09: Gays and Douchebags

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[powerpress] In this week’s chock full ‘o’ law edition of the Bitter Brief, we delve into the same-sex marriage controversy and honor the few, the brave . . . the Republicans who made it happen. Our own personal experiences with former Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, factor into our discussion of the recent verdict. And, finally, we return to the endless well of douchebaggery that …

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Law Fools: Five Disgraced Former Lawyers

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One thing the recently-disgraced politicians have in common—other than being horrendous decision makers—is their law degree. So, thanks to men like Blajogevich, John Edwards, and Kwame Kilpatrick, we thought it was time to reflect. We know these guys are sleazeballs, but are they the sleaziest lawyers of all time? Perhaps not. Here’s a look back at some of history’s biggest …

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The Exit Interview Fallacy: Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts

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If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you already made the gravest error an educated person can possibly make in his or her lifetime, i.e. law school. Everything about that decision virtually guarantees a life of inescapable misery. It’s like walking into a Vegas casino with your life savings (most of it borrowed) and wagering it all at Casino …

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Law Prom—I Mean Barristers Ball

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Other than getting wasted with the Professors, the Barristers Ball and the high school prom are identical. The law chicks are worried about finding the perfect dress, getting the right shoes, and looking good for their date. The law dudes get tuxedos, limos, and most importantly the hotel room. Just like at prom all the chicks want is to have …

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Tips to Manufacture Outrage in Legal Writing

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To be a successful big firm lawyer, you need to understand the art of manufactured outrage. Most successful solo attorneys have developed the skill of manufacturing outrage over years of being the little guy and overlooked for major litigation. As a big firm attorney, though, you’ll need to manufacture outrage easily and on the spot. Here are some tips to …

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