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I Need a Legal Writing Sample for a Law Firm Job

Ex-Bitter Advice from an Ex-Bitter, Lawyer 4 Comments

Q) This is probably a first-year level question, but I was looking for advice on how to select proper legal writing samples to use when applying for jobs. I am four years out of law school and have accumulated a decent collection of memorandum and demand letters over the years at my current firm and was wondering what kind of documents …

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Bitter Brief 15: Lady Gaga, Nigerian Lesbians, and Country-Fried Judges

Bitter Brief Columns, Lawyer 6 Comments

[powerpress] On this week’s episode of The Bitter Brief, Mark wonders why Kimber doesn’t lead with the Nigerian lesbian, we go goo-goo for Gaga, and one judge’s country-fried antics leave us as befuddled as a two-dollar hooker on an all-gay cruise. Click here to subscribe to The Bitter Brief on iTunes!

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Tips to Manufacture Outrage in Legal Writing

C. Hank Peters Big Legal Brain, Columns, Lawyer 9 Comments

To be a successful big firm lawyer, you need to understand the art of manufactured outrage. Most successful solo attorneys have developed the skill of manufacturing outrage over years of being the little guy and overlooked for major litigation. As a big firm attorney, though, you’ll need to manufacture outrage easily and on the spot. Here are some tips to …

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