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  • samglover
    Here's a Video of a Judge Beating Up a Public Defender
    In case you haven't seen this video, yet. Apparently the public defender refused to waive his client's right to a speedy trial, which pissed the judge off enough to declare "if I had a rock, I'd throw it at you right now" and "I'll beat your ass"…
    samglover 541 views 3 comments Most recent by Jonathan Kleiman
  • samglover
    New Mobile Theme for the Lab
    If you haven't tried visiting the Lab on your phone in a while, try it now. We just turned on a brand-new mobile theme (thanks, Vanilla!) that makes it even easier to use the Lab from your phone than ever. Now you can catch up while you're waiting f…
    samglover 11 views 0 comments Started by samglover
  • Wes Christensen
    No warning when cookies blocked
    I recently switched from IE to Firefox. When I tried to log in using Firefox, The Lab wouldn't accept my login info, but it did not issue any error message. I tried it with IE and it worked fine. After scratching my head for a minute, I checked and …
    Wes Christensen 11 views 4 comments Most recent by samglover
  • Cameron Parkhurst
    Looking for resources about using the name of a dead person for an annual award
    A group wants to name an annual award after an individual that died a year or so ago. The widow is agreeable and the group wants an agreement so that after the widow dies the name can continue to be used. This award will ultimately have national a…
    Cameron Parkhurst 12 views 6 comments Most recent by Cameron Parkhurst
  • RaeChernov
    What are you really good at? Does it fit in with your career, or is it something else?
    My husband (who I work for) keeps hinting at me that I should go to law school and practice with him, instead of just handling practice management and paralegal work. I've resisted the idea but never really understood(or for that matter gave much th…
    RaeChernov 62 views 5 comments Most recent by Adam Lilly
  • samglover
    Do You Mind if Your Clients Bring Their Children to Your Office?
    I'm a dad (two girls, 4 and 2), and I love kids, but I have always found that kids usually make it hard to have a productive meeting with clients. Do you mind if clients bring their children to your office, or do you tell clients to leave the kid…
    samglover 401 views 17 comments Most recent by RaeChernov
  • Lawyerist
    I Want to Sue My Law School
    I Want to Sue My Law School I came to school thinking I had a pretty good chance of a job after three years. Now it seems those numbers were baked. Should I sue my law school? Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 221 views 3 comments Most recent by JonathanKleiman
  • Lawyerist
    Shawn Foust, Video Game Attorney Guru
    Shawn Foust, Video Game Attorney Guru Interview with Shawn Foust, founder of the Video Game Industry Team at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 46 views 1 comment Most recent by Vladislav Arkhipov
  • Lawyerist
    Why I Deleted My Facebook Account
    Why I Deleted My Facebook Account - Bitter Lawyer No one can understand why I would ever want to disconnect myself from the (unfortunately) ubiquitous social network. Well, here’s why. Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 2.8K views 4 comments Most recent by avokat
  • Lawyerist
    Dad, Can We Own a Squirrel?
    Dad, Can We Own a Squirrel? - Bitter Lawyer Max and August often wonder what animals they can legally have as pets, namely woodchucks, bears, ocelots, and squirrels. Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 122 views 1 comment Most recent by Kayla Borg
  • RaeChernov
    Switching to Subscription Billing Only for Estate and Business Law
    Anybody have first hand experience with this? We are moving in this direction and are contemplating simply not offering any other billing scenario at all.  There is some concern over how to move current clients over to that system. We've had some p…
    RaeChernov 75 views 17 comments Most recent by paulspitz
  • samglover
    Post Your Holiday Wish List
    What are you hoping to unwrap on whichever winter solstice holiday you celebrate? My wife let me order an iPad Mini, but I have to put it under the tree until the 25th.
    samglover 101 views 9 comments Most recent by BGriewahn
  • Lawyerist
    Dislawyering Conference 2014
    Dislawyering Conference 2014 - Bitter Lawyer Dislawyering Conference 2014 will disrupt the legal profession through hard-hitting seminars that will mention paradigms, trolls, and agents of change Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 116 views 2 comments Most recent by samglover
  • jwright
    Fee Agreement for Impending Trial
    Just wondering if anyone has used or given any thought to including a provision in a fee agreement, for those cases where you are retained after a trial has been set and it is just around the corner, to protect yourself somewhat because of the late …
    jwright 331 views 8 comments Most recent by Adam Lilly
  • Lawyerist
    5 Prison Tats For Crim Law Lawyers
    5 Prison Tats For Crim Law Lawyers - Bitter Lawyer If you're a criminal attorney, time to tat up! Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 671 views 1 comment Most recent by geekgreg
  • Lawyerist
    Transcript of Phone Call from Jail
    Transcript of Phone Call from Jail - Bitter Lawyer The transcript of a phone call from jail with WorldWiide Legal Services Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 1.8K views 1 comment Most recent by TOILET_LAW
  • samglover
    Law Firm's App Tells You Whether To Divorce Your Spouse
    The Grass is Greener says it will help you figure out whether to stay with your spouse. When I heard about it from a friend, I was really excited to see it. It sure sounded like the first really clever app made by a law firm. Basically, it's a qu…
    samglover 511 views 0 comments Started by samglover
  • Lawyerist
    I Might be Unlovable, But I Still Deserve Fine China
    I Might be Unlovable, But I Still Deserve Fine China - Bitter Lawyer - Bitter Lawyer I’ve finally come to the realization that 3 years of law school and $150,000.00 of student loan debt have made me unlovable. But I have a plan Read the full sto…
    Lawyerist 83 views 1 comment Most recent by thedaisiesgrow
  • Lawyerist
    Yo, Lay People: Beware of Lawyers Bearing Books
    Yo, Lay People: Beware of Lawyers Bearing Books - Bitter Lawyer If you're a lawyer considering donating old law books, make sure you are aware of the unsophisticated lay person. Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 752 views 3 comments Most recent by paulspitz
  • Lawyerist
    I Need a White Elephant Gift for a Partner
    I Need a White Elephant Gift for a Partner - Bitter Lawyer Our rules of the white elephant gift: 1) you must spend at least $3,000; 2) the recipient must do whatever is required. Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 272 views 1 comment Most recent by Peg Manning

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