Across the country, law students are entering their august institutions. We here at Bitter Lawyer are happy to guide these students through the perils of their epic quest for a J.D. by reposting helpful tidbits provided by those that came before them. Stand on the shoulders of bitter giants, students. Everything has its own special…
Reason No. 2,341 that I hate being a lawyer: when a friend or family member asks for my legal advice.
There’s something about a law degree that draws closeted stand-up comedians into its tractor beam
The Declaration of Independence alleges the King was a pirate and maybe even a necromancer. And its demand for relief was the existence of America. USA USA!
We’re not going to tell you how (yet) to be a badass motherfucker. We just don’t see any ethical problems.
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.…
As I start my fifth year as a licensed liar, here are the things I wish I had been told when I first started
The “Old Codger Lawyer,” a species of lawyer that is at least two generations behind but still proudly unaware of it.
Most team-building exercises work well, like tailgating in a parking lot before a partner’s big ERISA trial. But others are not such a good idea.
As a nod to my upcoming CLE requirement deadline, I made a short list of things I’ve actually learned over the course of my big firm legal career.