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Five Reasons Being a Lawyer is Great Now

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 6 Comments

Bitter Lawyer is back at it with Bitter Numbers, and we go positive with our five reasons being a lawyer is great. Now, at least. 1You don’t have to work that hard. No, firms haven’t become kinder and gentler—or more sensitive to associates’ “lifestyle” concerns.  (Sorry, Stanford Lifestyle Geeks, this ain’t about you!) They just don’t have any goddamn work …

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Five Things for Lawyers to Do in a Recession

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 4 Comments

When the economy sucks and the prospect of layoffs seems imminent, there’s not that much an associate can do.  You can’t single-handedly infuse energy into a lethargic—nay, crippled—financial system.  You can’t make crappy mortgage-backed bonds turn into creditworthy AAA debt.  You can’t resuscitate the dead M&A market.  But then again, you can’t just sit there and wait for the ax …

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The City of No Lawyerly Love

Bitter Newsroom Lawyer, News & Views 2 Comments

If the rest of the nation trends like Philadelphia, it’s going to be rough autumn for mediocre associates and no-offer law students.  According to a Philadelphia Business Journal survey, business is down significantly at several top regional and national firms, and local law students are being reminded “that they are entering the profession during a difficult economic time.” Last year, …

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