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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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Partner to BL1Y: Associates are 'Self-Absorbed Egotists'

Bitter Contributor Columns, Lawyer 17 Comments

[Ed. Note: The following is written by the same “38-year-old partner at a prestigious firm” who wrote “Partner to Associates: Stop Being ‘Entitled, Whiny Pussies,’” which we posted last Wednesday.  It is a response to “Associate to Partners: Shut Up About Us Being ‘Entitled’” by frequent Bitter Lawyer contributor BL1Y and posted last Friday.] You really missed the point, BL1Y.  …

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Partner to Associates: Stop Being 'Entitled, Whiny Pussies'

Bitter Contributor Columns, Lawyer 36 Comments

[Ed. Note: This piece by a “38-year-old partner at a prestigious firm” resulted in a four-part impromptu Partner v. Associate debate with frequent Bitter Lawyer commenter BL1Y, who is a recently laid-off BigLaw associate.  The four parts can be read in this order: 1.  “Partner to Associates: Stop Being ‘Entitled, Whiny Pussies’” 2.  “Associate to Partners: Shut Up About Us …

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Bitter Lawyer Baseball Fans: Yankees/Phillies

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 16 Comments

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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