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  • pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: High Holy Days

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. This week, we didn’t receive our usual “deluge” of reader questions. Rather than make up some crap question that you don’t care about, Elie and I thought we’d honor this most holy time in the Judeo-Christian calendar with a song and dance […]

    36 Comments / / Apr 2, 2010 at 12:39 PM
  • Job Survey, Layoffs, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: High Anxiety

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. Dear ATL, So I got Lathamed from my job last year.  It was tough but I eventually found a job that I like.  However, I live in constant fear of being Lathamed again.  I guess since it came out of nowhere last […]

    50 Comments / / Mar 25, 2010 at 1:49 PM
  • pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: Taking the Intern Out of Internship

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. Dear ATL, Like many 2009 grads, I’m jobless, but not workless. I started an unpaid internship for a local government in January. They’ve been giving me a full caseload (as much as they give other employed attorneys), but no indication that they’re […]

    21 Comments / / Mar 3, 2010 at 4:32 PM
  • pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: On Multiple Bars & Migrant Workers

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. ATL, I am a junior associate with a good job, but sadly, job security for attorneys in this market is virtually non-existent. Especially in the secondary market in which I work. If I were ever to lose my job, finding another one […]

    29 Comments / / Feb 25, 2010 at 4:04 PM
  • pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: Is It In You?

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. ATL, So today I told the head of our group and the assigning partner that I was done with empty calorie document review (yes, I used that term). Their response was less than understanding — something about my needing to have a […]

    32 Comments / / Feb 18, 2010 at 4:12 PM
  • pls hndle thx, Romance and Dating, Weddings

    Pls Hndle Thx: A Life Settlement

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. ATL, With Valentine’s Day coming up, do you think there is any merit to the argument that people should settle when they are trying to find a mate? Is there particular merit to this claim as to (busy) attorneys? Litigate or Settle […]

    39 Comments / / Feb 12, 2010 at 2:15 PM
  • pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: The *Other* Gang Bang

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. ATL – I am a first-year litigation associate at a large law firm. Although I never really had any interest in doing transactional work, it has recently dawned on me that working in litigation severely limits my ability to transfer to my […]

    21 Comments / / Feb 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM
  • Associate Advice, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: Can I Touch You There

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. Dear Pls Hndle, Recently, I was at a bar after work with a few other associates from my firm who are on the same case as me. I was drunkenly flirting with one of the midlevels on the case, whom I thought […]

    94 Comments / / Jan 28, 2010 at 10:22 AM
  • Biglaw, Ridiculousness, Television

    Liveblogging ABC’s The Deep End

    UPDATE: Marin’s liveblog of The Deep End has concluded. But if you’d like to see what she (and assorted ATL readers) thought of the show, click on the box below.

    76 Comments / / Jan 21, 2010 at 7:29 PM
  • Television

    The Deep End Premieres Tonight, and We’ll Be Watching

    If you’re like most Biglaw attorneys, your days as a first-year associate were some of the best days of your life. The rush of arguing in court with no supervision. The tawdry office romances with beautiful, lonely seventh-years. The 6 p.m. happy hours where you and five of your hard-bodied colleagues sat around O’Neil’s sipping […]

    89 Comments / / Jan 21, 2010 at 11:34 AM
  • Intellectual Property, Law Schools, Patents, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: The $100,000 Question

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. ATL Editors, I just got my grades, and needless to say they were less than stellar, approximately a 2.0 GPA. I got my Biochemistry PhD prior to attending a 2nd tier law school on a great scholarship, but now I stand to […]

    106 Comments / / Jan 20, 2010 at 4:30 PM
  • Layoffs, pls hndle thx, Start Dates

    Pls Hndle Thx: The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius?

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. Dear ATL, Deferred associates are starting soon at my V100 firm… which is *odd* because there’s not enough work to go around. At least not for junior level associates, because the mid levels and senior levels hoard work for themselves. So if […]

    29 Comments / / Jan 6, 2010 at 2:21 PM
  • Holidays and Seasons, Money, pls hndle thx, Secretaries / Administrative Assistants, Shopping

    Pls Hndle Thx: What Secretaries Want

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. Fairest Marin, I moved offices in the middle of this year, and as a consequence I lost my lovely and very helpful administrative assistant to a Partner who was staying where she was. Since August, I have had a new, and also […]

    54 Comments / / Dec 18, 2009 at 1:01 PM
  • pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx Rprts: Dancing with Mr. Brownstone

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. When you think of drug addicts, you probably think of people with jawline zits and corroded teeth who hang out in tunnels with spoons and needles. Thankfully, the ten or so people who, in fact, do live like that have been located […]

    124 Comments / / Dec 10, 2009 at 3:58 PM
  • Law Schools, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: Pass/Fail or EPIC FAIL?

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. Hello, I need some advice on whether I should pass/fail Evidence. In short, I have a Constitutional Law exam the morning before with the Evidence exam occurring the following afternoon. I can do some studying during the last week of class, but […]

    125 Comments / / Dec 3, 2009 at 11:36 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.25.09

    * The United Homeless Organization is a sham, according to NYAG Andrew Cuomo. [New York Times] * People keep stealing Judge Lance Ito’s nameplate. [ABA Journal] * Some kids utilized Facebook to incite violence against gingers. [CNN] *Can somebody explain to me how South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford still has a job? [New York Times] […]

    84 Comments / / Nov 25, 2009 at 9:10 AM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day: It’s The Kind of Thing We’d Expect from Jonathan Swift

    It’s almost Thanksgiving. It is a wonderful time to reflect on all of your blessings — and maybe spare a coin for those less fortunate. Or, if you are a lawyer — you could sue those less fortunate; especially if the unwashed masses are hurting your business. Tex Parte Blog has this lovely holiday tale: […]

    85 Comments / / Nov 24, 2009 at 4:06 PM
  • Judge of the Day, Video games

    Judge of the Day: Call of Duty Calls Judge to Miss Duty

    How many people out there are mainlining Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? I’m not. Apparently, I need to practice for my upcoming Soul Calibur demolition of ATL commenters. But I’ll probably pick COD2 for the holiday season. A British judge didn’t have my sense of patience: Now, as the story has it, a county […]

    71 Comments / / Nov 24, 2009 at 2:01 PM

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