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  • Salary Cuts

    Nationwide Pay Cut Watch: Kaye Scholer Lowballs Low Billers

    Kaye Scholer — which conducted stealth layoffs in November and open layoffs in February — is now cutting back on associate pay. The move will only affect associates that are on track to bill below 1600 hours this year, but affect them it will. The WSJ Law Blog reports: Here’s the way it’ll work: All […]

    78 Comments / / Jun 23, 2009 at 7:12 PM
  • Associate Advice, Travel / Vacation, Weirdness

    The Return of Hope During the Recession: Adventures at The Ashram (Part II)

    [Ed. note: This post is authored by ATL guest columnist Hope Winters. Hope is an early retired lawyer, turned Senate staffer, turned corporate lobbyist. She lives in Washington, DC. Read her previous work here. Read part I of this piece here.] After this dinner I’m still starving from, we hop into the car to drive […]

    52 Comments / / Jun 23, 2009 at 6:03 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.23.09

    * Some people think that White & Case should have gotten out in front of the SexyLexus story. Regardless of what you think, it’s an interesting case study on Biglaw spin management. [ABA Journal] * I really hope that a successful business relationship isn’t like a successful marriage. Quite frankly, I don’t know how many […]

    17 Comments / / Jun 23, 2009 at 5:06 PM
  • Admin, Announcements

    Meet the Interns

    A while back, Above the Law put out a call for new interns. We were flooded with applications. Nearly 80 people sent in résumés, writing samples, and funny emails showing they had the stuff to deal with the irreverent world of Above the Law. We saw many qualified candidates, and we want to thank everybody […]

    124 Comments / / Jun 23, 2009 at 3:50 PM
  • Admin, Announcements, Money, Wall Street

    A Free ATL Event: Market Volatility & Your Finances
    (Or: Dude, Where’s my 401(k)?)

    You’d be surprised by how often we receive requests for financial advice around here (even though that’s really more the province of Dealbreaker). E.g., should I refinance my law school loans? How much should I be saving for retirement? I’ve just been laid off; what should I do with my 401(k)? These questions lie beyond […]

    / Jun 23, 2009 at 10:03 AM
  • Morning Docket, SCOTUS

    Morning Docket 06.23.09

    * Florida lawyer Frederick Schaffer smells money in his lawsuit against cold medicine Zicam. Or doesn’t smell it rather, claiming that the medicine made him lose that sense. [Boston Herald] * Nevada Supreme Court Justice Kris Pickering keeps order in the court, but causes chaos in a UPS parking lot. [Las Vegas Review-Journal] * It’s […]

    22 Comments / / Jun 23, 2009 at 9:05 AM
  • Contests, Music

    ATL Field Trip: The Battle of the Law Firm Bands (Part 1)

    Lining up outside The Black Cat for the Battle of the Law Firm Bands. The evening was sold out — 1,000 tickets in all. We just got back from Washington, DC, where we spent a few days attending the 2009 convention of the American Constitution Society (ACS). We may have a post or two about […]

    37 Comments / / Jun 22, 2009 at 6:20 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.22.09

    * The Kindle is a business expense now. Excellent. Now even more people can get their hands on the best thing ever. [Legal Blog Watch] * Appellate Court Judge Warren D. Wolfson, has been named interim dean at DePaul College of Law. Either Judge Wolfson hasn’t been following along with the fiasco at DePaul, or […]

    20 Comments / / Jun 22, 2009 at 5:15 PM