This Week’s Corrections and Retractions


Our recent post about a Memphis tax attorney mischaracterized the lawyer as a “pedophile with a solid cellar to show for it.” It should have read “oenophile,” a person who is a lover or collector of wine. Bitter Lawyer regrets the error.

Our story about an ABA and law school tuition refund plan indicated that the program would pay up to twenty-three months of a “life adjustment stipend” to qualifying law students. The program, however, only allows up to fourteen months.

We recently wrote about a North Korean project to attract unemployed American attorneys to practice law in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. In the story, we indicated that North Korean authorities characterize some US attorneys as 벼룩이 들끓는 강아지. We should have said they were 제국주의 늑대.

In our coverage of the Supreme Court arguments involving the US government’s efforts to reform its health care laws, we wrote that the US Solicitor General “came under intense and frequent questioning from Associate Justice Charles Thomas.” Due to a transcription error, the sentence should have referred instead to “Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.” In addition, it is Chauncy Thomas, not Charles.

A recent interview with New Mexico attorney Jim Bellus, Jr., mentioned his childhood hero as Baby Tugs Bear, a character in the Care Bears cartoon series. We referred to Baby Tugs Bear as having “blue-violet fur and a heart-shaped planet tummy symbol resembling Saturn.” Unfortunately, this description was for Daydream Bear. Baby Tugs Bear has baby blue fur and his tummy symbol is a smiling Star Buddy inside a baby blue diaper cloth. Our apologies to Mr. Bellus.

Our in-depth analysis of law school job placement rates misstated several statistics. For top tier law schools, the job placement rate is 82.6 percent, not the 83.4 percent we reported. For schools in the lower ranks of reporting, the placement rate is 78.3 percent, not the 78.6 percent reported.

A February piece about a Poughkeepsie ERISA lawyer should have correctly identified his legal mentor and benefactor as Dick Dawson, not Dirk Diggler, who is a prominent character in the Hollywood movie “Boogie Nights.”

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