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The Best of the Bitter: 2009

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 3 Comments

You don’t know where you’re bitterly going until you know where you’ve been.  So, in honor of an eventful year in the universe of all things legal, we’ve decided to re-feature our most popular content pieces from 2009. What best entertained Bitter Lawyers while the walls of BigLaw, law schools and law firms crumbled around them the last 12 months?  …

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Bitter Review: William Kunstler: Radical Lawyer Disturbing the Universe

Todd Gilchrist Columns, Lawyer 6 Comments

[Ed. Note: Weekends are for movies. So we turned to our film critic friend, Todd Gilchrist, for a review from the court of critical opinion.] William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe is a documentary about William Kunstler, a lawyer as confounding as he is inspiring.  After decades of service as a civil rights attorney and activist, he inexplicably wrapped up his …

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Bitter Lawyer Baseball Fans: Yankees/Phillies

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A pair of record-book home runs by The Phillies’ Chase Utley (son of attorney David Utley) last night closed the gap to 3-2, and now the World Series heads back to a cracked-up Yankee Stadium for game six this Wednesday.  That means whether you’re a diehard baseball fanatic, a casual admirer or a total hater of our national pastime, you’re …

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Bitter Review: Amelia

Todd Gilchrist Columns, Lawyer 7 Comments

[Ed. Note: Weekends are for movies. So we turned to our film critic friend, Todd Gilchrist, for a review from the court of critical opinion.] Watching Amelia, it’s hard to know what’s more generic—the rise, fall, and redemption story structure that director Mira Nair adopts in order to examine the life of Amelia Earhart, or the aviatrix’ life itself. Having …

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The Bitter Five: 10-23-09

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 16 Comments

Welcome to the first episode of the new Bitter Lawyer series, The Bitter Five, where we break down the week’s top-five bitterest stories in the legal media. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009 Links to all the stories from this week’s The Bitter Five episode are listed below. No. 5 Louisiana Justice of the Peace Keith Bardwell refused to marry an interracial …

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Bitter Style, Recessionista Fashion

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer

Even if we’re not exactly poor right now, we’re all acting that way.  If we’re not crabbing about the sad state of the legal profession, we’re bitching about the cost of living.  But, like rust, the demand to look presentable in a business environment never sleeps.  Whether it’s the day-to-day of associate life or the big interview, threads matter. Loehmann’s …

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