• money falling from sky bonus salary student loans paid off


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.27.15

    * The amount of money lawyers are willing to spend on advertisements to reel in new clients is now estimated at $890 million. [Forbes]

    * The holiday season is fast approaching, you guys. So maybe try and be nice. Yes, even especially to lawyers. [Law and More]

    * Some courts do find they have the authority to mandate specific CLEs for underperforming attorneys. [South Florida Lawyer]

    * This is how farms get excluded from workplace safety regulations. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * Check out this event tomorrow night in D.C. on the criminal justice system featuring Judge Alex Kozinski, Senator Mike Lee, noted criminal defense lawyer Stephen Bright, and Dahlia Lithwick. [Eventbrite]

    13 Comments / / Oct 27, 2015 at 5:29 PM
  • Ca-Bar-Exam


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.26.15

    * More bar exam results! Which school saw its passage rate take a 15 point hit? [Bar Exam Stats]

    * This is the right way to break up a protest at Planned Parenthood: with a smiling clit cartoon. [Slate]

    * How we can rethink the history of slavery and the Constitution. [Berkeley News]

    * Maybe Judge Stevens is onto something — the Supreme Court to take on the issue of racial bias in jury selection. [Gawker]

    * Hillary wants to keep marijuana illegal — is this her version of she “didn’t inhale?” [Al-Jazeera]

    * Kickstarter class actions. What hell hath we wrought? [Associates Mind]

    * In this corner we have the Oregon Attorney General. In the other we have vitamin giant GNC. Who will win this battle royale? Not so fast — it’s a trick question since one side’s dietary supplements were laced with illegal drugs. [Vox]

    * The latest in The Atlantic’s series on the Reconstruction. [The Atlantic]

    / Oct 26, 2015 at 5:43 PM
  • coffee


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.23.15

    * Driving while caffeinated — still not illegal. [Lowering the Bar]

    * How harshly should employers who violate safety regulations be treated? [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * What do Justice Eakin’s scandalous emails teach us about ourselves? [Law and More]

    * Best practices for researching judges and juries. [Lawyerist]

    * Loyola law professor Fr. Robert Araujo, S.J. passed away this week. Read his touching goodbye post when he went into hospice care. Rest in peace. [PrawfsBlawg]

    12 Comments / / Oct 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM
  • Hulk_Hogan-RF


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.22.15

    * Hulk Hogan gets to look where? Oh, just Gawker’s computer system. [Hollywood Reporter]

    * Preet Bharara is taking a look at DraftKings — good thing I like FanDuel. [Dealbreaker]

    * The lawyerly smirk. Use it wisely, kids. [Law and More]

    * Here are four things you should never, ever say to an associate. [Law360]

    * You know that a**hole senior associate whothinks they deserve instant access to you every second of the day and/or night? Yeah, f**k that guy. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * News you can use! Here’s how to gracefully get out of a boring conversation at a networking event. [Attorney at Work]

    * Our very own David Lat chats with Carole Gold and Shelley Albert about Above the Law, Underneath Their Robes, and everything in between. [The Jury Whisperer]

    18 Comments / / Oct 22, 2015 at 5:27 PM
  • Bill Cosby (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.21.15

    * Bill Cosby switching his representation to some Biglaw big dogs. Wonder if it will help… [Law and More]

    * Understanding the historical underpinnings of gun rights. [Slate]

    * Trend Alert: Billing rates are increasing — noticeably. [Business of Law Blog]

    * Yahoo! is terminally uncool. [Dealbreaker]

    * To run a successful practice, don’t think [only] like a lawyer. [CodeX]

    * The Reconstruction Era will never really end. [The Atlantic]

    7 Comments / / Oct 21, 2015 at 5:25 PM
  • Steve Sarkisian


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.20.15

    * What can you do to improve your relationship with your boss? [Fortune]

    * It’s been 150 years since the reconstruction amendments were passed, but the debate over them still rages on. [The Atlantic]

    * Should former USC football coach Steve Sarkisian have been placed on FMLA rather than be fired? [JD Supra]

    * United has tapped their General Counsel, Brett Hart, as acting CEO. [Bloomberg Business]

    * Unfortunately, there is no one right answer to fix our Constitutional issues. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * A lawyer got a notice of a random audit of his trust accounts, and now the North Carolina State Bar is involved. [Legal Profession Blog]

    * Hints about what next season’s Serial will be about. [Huffington Post]

    16 Comments / / Oct 20, 2015 at 5:40 PM
  • police ticket


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.19.15

    * A must-have for all those Biglaw overachievers gunning for partner. [Next Shark]

    * Racists don’t even know how to racist right. [Wonkette]

    * To recap acceptable responses to tickets: writing on the ticket “FUCK YOUR SHITTY TOWN BITCHES” = totally fine; wiping your butt with the ticket and throwing it at the police officer = not okay. [The Smoking Gun]

    * Welp, this is an interesting clause to stick into a settlement agreement. [Deadspin]

    * Maybe, just maybe, the Supreme Court will weigh in on the student debt crisis. [Bloomberg Business]

    * Is it possible to make your writing benchslap-proof? [Legal Writing Pro]

    * It’s best to be vague yet forceful when trying to escape new Biglaw work. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    20 Comments / / Oct 19, 2015 at 5:30 PM
  • (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Athena Film Festival)


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.16.15

    * Lawsuit ahead for Rosie O’Donnell! The comedienne was sued by a former The View producer she was allegedly mean to. [Jezebel]

    * The Amazing Schneiderman is at it again! This time he’s going after Martin Shkreli for antitrust violations. [Dealbreaker]

    * So Justice Breyer heard a case about a company he holds stock in. The self-monitoring SCOTUS does for conflicts seems to be working out swimmingly. [Fix the Court]

    * The IRS computers are still on Window XP. Good thing we don’t give them super sensitive information or anything. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Looks like Clay County, Tennessee, schools will indeed stay open. Score one for litigation. [Slate]

    * Sure to get Second Amendment enthusiasts fired up: let’s create a Mount Doom for guns! [Wonkette]

    * $5 for some [possibly] unauthorized legal advice? Still sounds like a raw deal. [The Associate’s Mind]

    * A judge limits the questions a doctor can ask patients — when they’re about guns, that is. [Harvard Law And Policy Review]

    * Is it even possible to have non-lawyer friends? Don’t they all leave you once you’ve canceled plans for the 800th time? [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    15 Comments / / Oct 16, 2015 at 5:27 PM
  • twitter bird


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.15.15

    * From attorney to bag designer: the career of Annette Ferber. [Corp! Magazine]

    * Twitter goes head-to-head with Gawker Media over the copyright of GIFs. [io9]

    * Concerns about the judicial temperament of Judge Barry Williams, who is presiding over the Freddie Gray case. [Katz Justice]

    * All is not lost if you drop out of law school. [Law and More]

    * Why do attorneys struggle with customer reviews? [Technology & Marketing Law Blog]

    * Judge cleared of wrongdoing for posting about a case in front of her on Facebook. [Adjunct Law Prof Blog]

    * All the legal considerations before you host your “Love and Sex with Robots” conference in Malaysia. [Slate]

    17 Comments / / Oct 15, 2015 at 5:01 PM
  • Cast of the 17th season of Law & Order: SVU


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.14.15

    * Remember the story about that aunt suing her nephew for hugging her that went viral yesterday? What if there really is a good reason for it, and it is all the insurance industry’s fault? [New York Personal Injury Law Blog] * It isn’t sex or violence, but it is the most challenging part of […]

    13 Comments / / Oct 14, 2015 at 5:14 PM
  • Trump Wikipedia


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.13.15

    * More cease-and-desist action from the world of Donald Trump. It seems he’s gone and pissed off Aerosmith. [Fortune]

    * First-person accounts of providing abortions on the cusp of Roe v. Wade. [New York Magazine]

    * This is the exact opposite of how a school district should handle teacher molestation cases, though I can see it playing well in law school fact patterns in the near future. [The Atlantic]

    * Kansas Secretary of State to begin his prosecution of voter fraud cases, after first being given authority to do so earlier this year. [Talking Point Memo]

    * These are now skills lawyers need: the ability to sell, sell, sell. [Law and More]

    * A petition to prevent gun suicides. []

    * Practical advice (in podcast form) for making your law practice lean. [Law Reboot]

    / Oct 13, 2015 at 5:15 PM
  • Gun 2nd amendment


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.12.15

    * Gun control advocates finally seem to have the monetary resources to take on the NRA. [New Yorker]

    * This is how to deal with Biglaw induced rage. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * A commentator’s take on the double standard pervading the cases against misleading law school advertising [The Legal Watchdog]

    * Colorado and Arizona bar results are in, still more bad news. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * That’s a no-go on copyrighting yoga poses. [Overlawyered]

    * Let the countdown to the unsealing of Bill Cosby’s latest deposition begin! [Gawker]

    * Reforming the world of debt collection. [Pacific Standard]

    30 Comments / / Oct 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM
  • I bet he gets tons of clients.


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.09.15

    * A biting take on legal system reform. [The Onion]

    * A law school class that actually changed something. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

    * Justin Bieber’s lawyers send around nasty notes after naked pics of the singer go viral. [TMZ]

    * Paid justice? Prosecutors are paid by an insurance company for “handling” their cases. Sounds suspect. [Texas Tribune]

    * Badass Ph.D. coldly takes down lawyer during a deposition. [Medium]

    * Highlights from the Academy for Private Practice. [CodeX]

    * The behavior that got Dewey into so much trouble is still going on. [Big Law Business / BNA]

    27 Comments / / Oct 9, 2015 at 5:31 PM
  • Bill Cosby (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.08.15

    * Even Bill Cosby cannot escape the power and force of the American judicial system. [Gawker]

    * A #tbt look at a bygone era when people took honest-to-goodness lunch breaks. [Slate]

    * Let the fanfic commence! Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg tells of the time Justice Scalia serenaded her. [Huffington Post]

    * More people pile on Mary Jo White. [Above the Law]

    * A primer on the legal issues that will dominate the next year. [Pacific Standard]

    * The British legal system is going to war over offensive tweets. [Overlawyered]

    * The closing you use at the end of your email can say a lot about you. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    28 Comments / / Oct 8, 2015 at 4:30 PM
  • 10 commandments


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.07.15

    * How are law firms winning new clients? Check out the details of a new study. [Business of Law Blog]

    * Which law school lays claim to the very best piece of swag? [TaxProf Blog]

    * Oh, the lengths people will go to keep the 10 Commandments on public property. Good news for lawyers, lots of litigation ahead. [Wonkette]

    * Can you safely handle some side action? Or are you a goodie-goodie ill-equipped for danger? [Law and More]

    * Regrets? He has a few. Meet the former congressman that created the law to restrict research into gun violence, but wishes he hadn’t. [Huffington Post]

    * Bad news: your right to a sex party is not protected by the Constitution. Stupid founders’ intent. [Jezebel]

    30 Comments / / Oct 7, 2015 at 5:25 PM
  • lies


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.06.15

    * Review of a new movie where pursuing your innocence is not worth the justice you receive. [Guile is Good]

    * What is the biggest lie in all of Biglaw? [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * Season 3 of I Am The Law launched today! Tune in to get a snippet of what it’s really like to be a practicing attorney. [Law School Transparency]

    * A look back at how lawyer Roberta Kaplan beat the Defense of Marriage Act. [WNYC]

    * The Winklevoss twins desperately try to come up with the next big thing. [Dealbreaker]

    * Your counter culture wars are nothing new: remember when Hunter S. Thompson went to Duke? [What About Paris?]

    29 Comments / / Oct 6, 2015 at 5:37 PM
  • Hillary Clinton RF


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.05.15

    * The method for securing drunk driving convictions is coming under fire. I’m not as think as you drunk I am officer. [Times Union]

    * Hillary Clinton is bringing back the issue of liability for gun manufacturers. [Overlawyered]

    * The bar exam-pocalypse continues. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * The sad state of Alabamans’ voting rights. [Talking Points Memo]

    * Lawyers have known this for a while: six-figure jobs don’t equal happiness. [Alternet]

    * Remember how John Kasich seemed super-chill and liberal during the first Republican debate? Yeah, he isn’t. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * Do you feel like your legal career has left you behind and you’re struggling with a case of failure-to-launch disease? At least you aren’t alone. [Law and More]

    6 Comments / / Oct 5, 2015 at 5:15 PM
  • fart


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.02.15

    * From Kirkland & Ellis mailroom clerk to the Clinton Global Initiative. [Yahoo!]

    * Is a man who farts too much a protected class? []

    * The chairman of the Florida Libertarian Party, Adrian Wyllie, is standing up against ATL favorite Augustus Sol Invictus over an alleged ritualistic animal sacrifice. [Talking Points Memo]

    * Bill O’Reilly goes nuts on America. [Media Matters]

    * Deciding when to sue over a negative online review. [Wedding Industry Law]

    * We associates plan, God partners laugh. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    32 Comments / / Oct 2, 2015 at 4:59 PM