• Judge of the Day

    Judge of the Day: Steven Servaas

    Michigan brings us today’s Judge of the Day, and there’s a shout-out to the University of Michigan… sort of. Rockford District Judge Steven Servaas never grew out of the middle school humor stage. Apparently, he likes to doodle on court documents and make jokes about chest size: The State Judicial Tenure Commission is trying to […]

    15 Comments / / Apr 3, 2008 at 1:15 PM
  • Contests, Reader Polls, Sports

    ATL March April Madness for Law Firms, Round 2: The Elitist Elite Eight

    There’s been some belly-aching about ATL Law Firm March Madness, but over 2300 people voted, so we shall press on! According to your votes, eight law firms have been chosen to advance. Here are the updated brackets: Now it’s time again to vote for the “cooler” firm, defining “cool” however you like. We appreciate your […]

    62 Comments / / Apr 3, 2008 at 12:00 PM
  • Paralegals

    ATL Seeks REAL Horror Stories

    Over on Slate.com’s advice column, a young, struggling paralegal is seeking advice. “Deterred in the District” is happy about the high-pay and “career prospects,” but whines about a difficult partner: The problem is that one of the partners I assist is particularly challenging. She’s intelligent and distinguished, but she is also a perfectionist. She’s an […]

    185 Comments / / Apr 3, 2008 at 11:00 AM
  • New York Times, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 3.9 and 3.16: Deposing Marriage

    For LEWW, one of the best things about spring is the return of a reliable stream of lawyer-lawyer couples to the NYT wedding pages. Soon we’ll even be seeing SCOTUS clerks! This week five out of our six newlyweds sports a JD. Here they are: 1.) Michelle Lieberman and Daniel Lubetzky 2.) Michelle Davidowitz and […]

    / Apr 2, 2008 at 2:00 PM
  • Uncategorized

    Associate Bonus Watch: Covington & Burling (Washington, D.C.)

    Covington & Burling is a bit late to the holiday bonus party, but as a spokesperson told us, their bonus announcements for non-NYC offices come in April. A tipster from the Washington, D.C. office wrote us today: Max bonus in the DC office was $75k. Minimum was zero. Average bonus ranged, by class year, from […]

    46 Comments / / Apr 2, 2008 at 1:15 PM

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