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  • Bail, Morning Docket, State Judges, Wall Street

    Morning Docket 11.20.08

    * California’s Supreme Court agreed to hear the case against Prop. 8. [Reuters] * For all the associates who go crazy working late into the night in dark conference rooms dreaming of embezzling money from the firm–let this be a lesson to you. Employee Angela Marie Dees was arrested for stealing 1.67 million dollars from […]

    25 Comments / / Nov 20, 2008 at 9:33 AM
  • Robert Link

    Cadwalader Says Goodbye to Bob Link

    * California’s Supreme Court agreed to hear the case against Prop. 8. [Reuters] * For all the associates who go crazy working late into the night in dark conference rooms dreaming of embezzling money from the firm–let this be a lesson to you. Employee Angela Marie Dees was arrested for stealing 1.67 million dollars from […]

    82 Comments / / Nov 19, 2008 at 11:21 PM
  • Partner Profits

    DLA Piper Changes Partnership Structure

    The economy is in the toilet and law firms are scrambling to adjust. Usually this means “firing associates,” but DLA Piper has done something really interesting and brought changes to the partnership instead of firing associates: Some 275 “income” partners who don’t have an ownership stake will be invited to join the ranks of 300 […]

    90 Comments / / Nov 19, 2008 at 6:44 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.19.08

    * The ABA Journal bans a commenter and she immediately starts her own blog. I ban a commenter and he immediately sends me emails suggesting that I have an inappropriate relationship with my mother, but the grammar is perfect. Banned ATL commenters 1, banned ABA commenters 0. [Legal Blog Watch] * Wow. I expect this […]

    22 Comments / / Nov 19, 2008 at 5:49 PM
  • Bad Ideas, Blogging

    Lawyer Starts Blog To Showcase His Slow Descent into Madness

    Look, I’m the last person on Earth to criticize somebody for getting out of the law firm life and following a dream. But I’m a little worried that “Jack,” who writes the blog Adventures in Voluntary Simplicity, might have lost a little bit of his grip on reality. I spent most of the morning reading […]

    105 Comments / / Nov 19, 2008 at 4:29 PM
  • Gay

    eHarmony ‘Catches The Gay’

    The state of New Jersey has reached a settlement with the popular online dating website, eHarmony. Under the settlement, eHarmony agrees to provide its proprietary online matching service to same sex singles. In return, the state of New Jersey will not pursue a civil rights action against eHarmony that the state would surely win: The […]

    249 Comments / / Nov 19, 2008 at 12:01 PM
  • Associate Advice, Drugs, Legal Ethics, Marijuana, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: The Chronic

    [Ed Note: Do you have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com] Dear ATL, As a 3L, coasting through his last year of school, I find the occasional moment to partake in a bit of “relaxation” by way of an unmentioned illegal plant. I’m wondering though, other than a question about this […]

    101 Comments / / Nov 19, 2008 at 10:01 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 11.19.08

    * Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, who lost his bid for re-election on Tuesday, says he will not seek pardon from President Bush. [CNN.com] * MJ says he is too sick to fly to testify at High Court in London in a breach of contract case. His opponent in the case, the son of the […]

    26 Comments / / Nov 19, 2008 at 8:52 AM
  • Gay, Gay Marriage

    Prop 8:
    When The Law Stops Acting as a Shield and Starts Acting as a Sword

    * Are you a lawyer and a vegan? If you’re not too weak, click on the link. [Professional Vegan] * It turns out that the guy who started this company used to be a lawyer in Dallas. [World Beer Company] * I can’t wait until Wendy Savage gets to play Wendy Savage in the Wendy […]

    14 Comments / / Nov 18, 2008 at 5:28 PM
  • Bar Exams, Elizabeth Wurtzel

    Elizabeth Wurtzel: ‘Wow Really?’

    Generally, it is not cool to make fun of people who don’t pass the New York Bar Exam. Generally. However, Elizabeth Wurtzel puts us in a difficult position. A) She’s a public figure, B) She really doesn’t seem to care. When the New York Observer approached her with the news that Gawker alerted the world […]

    123 Comments / / Nov 18, 2008 at 4:44 PM
  • Department of Justice, Politics

    Eric Holder: The New USAG?

    Newsweek is reporting that Covington & Burling partner Eric Holder will be picked as the new U.S. Attorney General: Holder, who served as deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration, still has to undergo a formal “vetting” review by the Obama transition team before the selection is final and is publicly announced, said one of […]

    59 Comments / / Nov 18, 2008 at 3:27 PM
  • Caption Contests, Contests, Pictures

    ATL Caption Contest: Babies in the Corner

    It’s time for an ATL caption contest! Since there are so many new readers since the last time we ran one of these, here are the rules: post your caption entries in the comments. We’ll take our favorites, incorporate them into a poll, and allow you to vote for your favorite. We present the picture […]

    237 Comments / / Nov 18, 2008 at 2:28 PM