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  • Lawyerist
    Another Motion Unlikely to be Granted
    Another Motion Unlikely to be Granted - Bitter Lawyer Sometimes, you don't want to dignify the plaintiff with a response. Another motion unlikely to be granted. Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 561 views 3 comments Most recent by Peg Manning
  • samglover
    Journal of Open Access to Law Launches
    The brainchild of open-access advocates at law schools and universities across the globe, the just-launched Journal of Open Access to Law is a new law journal hosted by the Cornell Legal Information Institute. Here's how Cornell LII co-director T…
    samglover 41 views 0 comments Started by samglover
  • samglover
    The Crappy Legal Job Market is Law Schools' Fault
    If you're looking to point a finger for the awful state of the legal job market, law schools look like a pretty good target, according to Paul Campos at Lawyers, Guns & Money: Applicant totals are heading down to a projected total of about 51,…
    samglover 331 views 0 comments Started by samglover
  • Lawyerist
    How to Lose a Non-Lawyer Boyfriend
    How to Lose a Non-Lawyer Boyfriend - Bitter Lawyer The key to maintaining a lawyer-civilian relationship is to mentally delete all those asocial, annoying tendencies that make us good at our jobs Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 191 views 1 comment Most recent by Kayot
  • Lawyerist
    I’m Sickened By the Idea of Practicing Law and Want to be an Actor Instead
    I’m Sickened By the Idea of Practicing Law and Want to be an Actor Instead - Bitter Lawyer Is it ridiculous for me to move to LA and try to be an actress? Am I throwing away my legal career? Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 73 views 1 comment Most recent by W_Williams
  • Lawyerist
    About Me, A Resident Practical Futurist
    About Me, A Resident Practical Futurist - Bitter Lawyer Like other futurists' predictions, not everything comes to fruition. Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 132 views 3 comments Most recent by gyitsakalakis
  • samglover
    Help Me Write a Better Description for the Lab (Please!)
    The Lab's description currently reads thusly: A free law practice forum for lawyers interested in technology, marketing, productivity, starting a law firm, and more. That kind of sucks. I'm trying to come up with something that more-ac…
    samglover 91 views 6 comments Most recent by samglover
  • samglover
    Holiday Sales and Gift Guides
    There are a ton of holiday sales happening today, and plenty of gift guides. Mostly, that's because everyone is trying to get you to click on their Amazon affiliate links (Lawyerist is in Minnesota, so we aren't eligible for Amazon's affiliate progr…
    samglover 151 views 0 comments Started by samglover
  • Lawyerist
    5 Reasons Why Being a Lawyer is Really Not as Cool as I Thought
    5 Reasons Why Being a Lawyer is Really Not as Cool as I Thought - Bitter Lawyer - Bitter Lawyer From the bad clients to the worse judges, we delve into the reasons why being a lawyer simply isn't cool. At all. Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 6.7K views 1 comment Most recent by Recovering
  • Lawyerist
    Do You Have BigLaw Chops?
    Do You Have BigLaw Chops? - Bitter Lawyer A Bitter Lawyer infographic. Do you have what it takes to make it in BigLaw, that is do you have BigLaw chops? Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 302 views 1 comment Most recent by Recovering
  • Lawyerist
    I Made Opposing Counsel Cry
    I Made Opposing Counsel Cry - Bitter Lawyer I made opposing counsel cry. But should I have sucked it up as a lawyer or should I have stepped up as a fellow human being? Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 2.8K views 2 comments Most recent by Recovering
  • Lawyerist
    It’s Just (the Most Expensive) Lunch (Ever)
    It’s Just (the Most Expensive) Lunch (Ever) - Bitter Lawyer I’m looking for a high-earner with the financial wherewithal to slip a $20,000 ring onto my left hand after a whirlwind courtship Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 4K views 1 comment Most recent by Allan Stein
  • samglover
    80-85% of Law Schools Are Losing Money This Year
    That's according to Paul Campos of Lawyers, Guns & Money, as reported in the ABA Journal. My survey of law school budgets suggests that, on average, law school revenues will be down this fiscal year by about 15% in real terms from where they w…
    samglover 501 views 2 comments Most recent by BGriewahn
  • samglover
    Maryland Courts Produce Videos for Pro Se Litigants but Make them a Pain to View
    The Maryland courts did a good thing by producing a series of videos on the legal process. The videos have great information and production quality, even if the end result reminds me of high school drivers ed. Here are a few of the titles: * Th…
    samglover 62 views 0 comments Started by samglover
  • Lawyerist
    Do I Actually Own My iPod?
    Do I Actually Own My iPod? - Bitter Lawyer Children don't generally have property rights except through their parents or guardians, right? Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 161 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover
  • Lawyerist
    Top 3 MS-DOS Commands for Your Practice
    Top 3 MS-DOS Commands for Your Practice - Bitter Lawyer Three powerful MS-DOS commands that I like to use, and I recommend that you learn them and incorporate them into your day-to-day work. Read the full story here
    Lawyerist 695 views 2 comments Most recent by samglover
  • samglover
    Google Throws Its Gauntlet at the NSA
    Google wants you to know where it stands on transparency: We just updated our Transparency Report, showing how many requests Google gets for information about its users. But we're not allowed to give the full story because the U.S. gov…
    samglover 101 views 0 comments Started by samglover
  • gregoryluce
    Legal Crap Your Kids Ask You
    I've been writing a blog for a bit now called Legal Crap My Kids Ask Me. It's moving to Bitter Lawyer (which I now edit). But the blog/posts are all questions I get from my teenager and my 5-year-old (e.g., Is It Legal to Take Our Neighbor's Icicles…
    gregoryluce 241 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover
  • samglover
    Mount Holly Gardens at SCOTUS: Can Gov't Simply Bulldoze "Blighted" Minority Neighborhoods?
    From MSNBC: In 2003, leaders of this small township decided that crime in the Gardens had made the neighborhood–home to many black and Latino families–irredeemable. They devised a plan to buy the aging homes, raze them and replace them with hi…
    samglover 51 views 0 comments Started by samglover
  • Lawrence Brenner
    Profitability - what areas are currently profitable?
    Anyone know where I can get some statistics on what areas of law are currently profitable? Bankruptcy is one of my main areas and it is down these days. Bankruptcy is something that I can measure not just from my own experience but from the number o…
    Lawrence Brenner 141 views 4 comments Most recent by samglover

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