Bitter News, 2-9-09

Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

What happens when corporate America tries to blame one man for “Hope?” Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the Obama “Hope” posters was arrested for copyright infringement because he used an Associated Press photo as the basis for his work.  But due to “fair use,” many are calling the case “fairly useless.” [Chicago Tribune | Huffington Post]

Mark Geragos had to work on Sunday.  He bailed his client, R&B performer Chris Brown, out of jail after being accused of batting around girlfriend Rihanna.  Bigger hits than the Grammys.  [Los Angeles Times | TMZ]

In the game of recruitment Chicken, Harvard veered the car first and moved up on-campus employer recruitment to assure spots for grads.  According to Yale.  [Yale Daily News]

Lawyer invents $164.95 strap-on.  For fish.  [Newsday]

Jessica Miller, a 31-year-old disbarred attorney, was arrested Friday on four felony counts of grand theft, accused of stealing $72,155 of her clients’ money.  Or, she padded a few hours.  It happens.  [St. Petersburg Times]

To all the boys I’ve loved before [1, 2, 3, etc.], I leave… A law firm does pro bono wills for clergy.  [AJC.com]

1. The client-lawyer relationship is contractual;

2. The relationship is also personal;

3. The client is the decision maker;

4. The lawyer is the advisor; and,

5. Communication is the key to a successful relationship.

6. You’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and doggone it, people like you.  [24-7 Press Releases]

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