Bitter News, 10-2-09

Bitter Newsroom law school, Lawyer, News & Views 2 Comments

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that won’t see U.S. summer games, but our kids may in 2116: • Law students in England are being offered real jobs to simply be cyber-friendly and use Facebook, Twitter and other social media in an attempt to promote a new College of Law opening next year.  “@bitterlawyer RT: you know what place is awesome? …

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I’m Losing the PR Battle to Evil Partners

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 23 Comments

I’m a midlevel associate in BigLaw, and I am on the road to being fired.  Not laid off.  Fired. I get glowing evaluations.  I’m in demand.  I have more work than I know what to do with.  I have phenomenal experience, mentor younger associates and bill over the minimum hours required. I rarely turn down an assignment. So why, you …

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OCI Hiring Partners Tell All: Part 1

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 24 Comments

The OCI season is in full swing. And while we totally understand that all schools are at different points in the process (first rounds, callbacks, etc.), everyone is freaked out about interviewing well enough to receive a job offer. An offer to actually work as a lawyer and not a paralegal or building contractor. What’s standing between every law students and a …

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Nine Interview Don’ts

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 25 Comments

Nine Interview Don’ts: 1.  Don’t write stupid, trivial things under the “Personal” section of your resume Nobody cares if you’re a Woody Allen fanatic, bake a mean kiwi-lemon pie or “love to travel.” Save this section for real things only.  Stuff like “Speak Cantonese fluently;” “Varsity golf, Vanderbilt University;” or “Published various political essays in The New Yorker, 2004—present.” In …

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Ten Things to Love About Being a Lawyer

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 30 Comments

There are so many scintillating aspects to practicing law these days that it’s almost impossible to narrow the list.  It’s like trying to compile a list of supermodels who you’d have sex with.  Anyway, here are the ten things I love most about being lawyer: 1.  WORKING WITH OTHER LAWYERS Whether they’re colleagues or opponents, I’m blessed with the constant …

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