• Legal Mean Streets

    I had just lateraled over to a major firm in a new city.  One day I receive a call from a partner asking me to...

  • I’m Working With a Gay Associate

    QI’m working with a gay first-year who I think is flirting with me. I’m a straight fifth-year, and I don’t want to say anything to offend...

  • Loose Ends, 9-18-08

    Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: O’Neal.  Isn’t that the patronymic Irish surname meaning “substance abuse?” Seeing as Tatum O’Neal’s arrest in June for buying...

  • Loose Ends, 9-17-08

    Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Given the country’s current financial situation, a record-breaking number of lawyers are signing up for bankruptcy CLE courses.  They’re...

  • “Raising the Bar” Goes for Two

    “Seriously, it is hard to take the show very seriously.” —The Washington Post “It ends up as pretty middle-of-the-road TV fare.” —Zap2It “Nothing in it...

  • I Want a Top-Tier Job

    QI’m a second year at a good second-tier school (if that’s possible). I’m in the top 40% of my class. What are my odds of getting a...

  • I’m Nervous About Working Out

    I’m worried that if some partner sees me working out when he knows I have a ton of work to get done, that I might...

  • Loose Ends, 9-16-08

    Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Lehman.  Lynch.  Law firms.  Freak out.  “Lifetime achievement” is just a nice way of saying...

  • Mr. Procrastination

    I was asked by a significant partner with whom I actually enjoy working to help out on a multi-million dollar appeal.  Fabulous.  Actually supervising me...

  • Loose Ends, 9-15-08

    Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Jeff Hawn of Colorado has been charged for allegedly shooting and killing 32 bison simply because they wandered onto...