Bitter Brief 12: One Last Freakout Before the Bar Exam

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[powerpress] In this installment of the Bitter Brief, we send off this summer’s bar examinees with one last bar exam freakout, things get real with our discussion of a rather depressing job offer, it’s time for bloggers—and, apparently, anonymous commenters—to beware, and one law firm’s unusual want ad lands a Chicago lawyer in deep poo-poo. Subscribe to the Bitter Brief on iTunes!

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Bitter Brief 11: Sexism, Parenting, and Clarence Thomas Bobbleheads

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[powerpress] In this week’s installment of the Bitter Brief, our perennial punching bag, Mr. Law School, gives us networking “advice” with which we, naturally, take issue. We take umbrage at the sexist undertones of Law Firm 10’s latest musings on marriage and parenting and Matthew Richardson’s equating the declining value of mid-level associates with the declining hotness of women. And, on the lighter side, Clarence …

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Bitter Brief 10: Diversity, Twitter, and Casey Anthony

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[powerpress] The long weekend is over, and Kimber is much the worse for wear after her birthday celebration goes awry, Mark takes the legal profession to task for its shameful lack of meaningful diversity, we have a titter over the Fox Twitter controversy, and our Casey Anthony verdict predictions turn out to be way off target. Subscribe to the Bitter Brief on iTunes!

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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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Bitter Brief 08: Trial by Combat, Epic Resignations, and Schooling Mr. Law School

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[powerpress] In this week’s installment of the Bitter Brief, Kimber tries, and fails, to convince Mark of the merits of Game of Thrones-style “trial by combat,” Namby Pamby’s fantasies about quitting his job in epic fashion inspire us to discuss our own “take this job and shove it” moments, and, once again, Mr. Law School gets schooled. Subscribe to the Bitter Brief …

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Bitter Brief 07: Obama on Weinergate, Forever 21 Sends Stupid Letters, Jobs, and Bar Exam Prep

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[powerpress] On this week’s Bitter Brief, we ask ourselves why Obama got his hands on Weinergate. We also discuss the joys of cease and desist letters—complete with French accents—as Forever 21 takes on its biggest critic. And finally, we have anecdotal evidence that the job market still sucks, and advice for any listeners deep in the throes of bar exam …

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Bitter Brief 06: Mr. Law School's Study Buddies and Advice on Trying to Make Ends "Meat"

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[powerpress] In this week’s wieneriffic installment of The Bitter Brief, Mark weighs in with his take on Weinergate (not to mention tips on making one’s penis look its best on camera!), Kimber reads the riot act to Mr. Law School for his questionable counsel on picking study buddies, and we offer a counterpoint to Ex-Bitter’s advice to a young attorney who is …

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Bitter Brief, ep. 05: Bar Exam Edition, Plus Lawyers in Pop Culture

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[powerpress] In this week’s ultra-laid back, post-holiday Bitter Brief, we share our tales of terror and triumph on the dreaded bar exam, and we tackle the weird and wacky ways that the legal profession is depicted in pop culture. Share your bar exam horror stories in the comments below! And, we want to hear from you: what is your most/least …

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Bitter Brief, ep. 04: Team Blagojevich, the 8th Amendment, & Boobs in the News

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[powerpress] On this week’s edition of the Bitter Brief, Mark regales us with tales of his adventures with Team Blagojevich. Next we discuss SCOTUS’ surprise ruling on prison overcrowding and a lengthy prison sentence for an Oklahoma woman that really harshes our buzz. And, finally, we’ll give you two big reasons to stay tuned with our special Boobs in the News feature! Subscribe to …

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Bitter Brief, ep. 03: Fit Congressmen, Pedarasty, & Masturbating At the Office

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[powerpress] In this installment of The Bitter Brief, Mark’s bitterness about an unusually fit Illinois congressman cannot be contained. We have two nominees for Judge of the Week—one from, you guessed it, Florida, and the other with interesting views on pederasty. In Lawsuits and Legislation, it’s another “WTF, Florida?” moment as a brave lawyer succeeds in bringing the sexy back, and Texas continues its crusade …

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