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Two Bar Exams, One Dream Clerkship, No Job

Katie Apple Columns, Lawyer 12 Comments

The thrill is gone. Last Friday, I found out that I passed the New York bar. How I was able to find that out after five-plus hours of fruitlessly trying to load a page on their website, which crashed approximately 14 minutes after results became available, is another story. I immediately had that “whoosh” feeling, like 15 tons had just been …

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Caption This! 11-13-08

Bitter Staff Contests, Lawyer 12 Comments

What in the Bitter Lawyer is going on in this picture? Put your lawyerly wit to the test and post a comment with a hilarious caption about this meeting with a lame duck.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced the next day. Editors’ Pick 11-12-08 E-Monster: “Casual Friday at G’tmo.”

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Bitter Style: Fashion Tips for Interviews

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 10 Comments

Bitter Style: Fashion Tips for Interviews Most important thing to remember is: Let your resume and interpersonal skills make the impression, not your wardrobe. Women DO… – Wear a solid or conservative pinstripe suit (either skirt or pant) in dark gray, navy or black. – Dress clean and sharp.  No clutter, no frills. – Make sure your suit choice fits …

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TV Review: Raising the Bar

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 1 Comment

RAISING THE BAR Premieres Labor Day, TNT, 10 p.m. Synopsis: Life of a righteous public defender and his friends, who just so happen to be prosecutors and judicial clerks.  And really cute. Pedigree: A+.  Steven Bochco.  The Cravath, Swaine & Moore of television producers.  Emmy Award winning credits include L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue.  Not to mention, …

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Pro Bono Sucks

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 30 Comments

I’m sorry, but I can’t take it anymore. This is the fifth time in three weeks I’ve received (and—yes, fine, I’ll admit it, deleted without opening) the “Urgent Pro Bono Staffing: Please read!” email from Mr. Of Counsel, who is tasked with harassing everyone in the firm about taking on pro bono work. Call me heartless, call me a horrible …

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