• Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.01.08

    * Better late than never: data on New Jersey lawyers finally released to lawyer ratings site Avvo. [AP] * Speaking of the Garden State, Judge Fred Kieser Jr. would have been a great Lawyer of the Day (if we hadn’t missed this when it came out last month). [NJ.com] * “[I]n a move designed to […]

    2 Comments / / Apr 1, 2008 at 5:10 PM
  • Uncategorized

    Associate Bonus Watch: Covington & Burling? (non-NYC)

    * Better late than never: data on New Jersey lawyers finally released to lawyer ratings site Avvo. [AP] * Speaking of the Garden State, Judge Fred Kieser Jr. would have been a great Lawyer of the Day (if we hadn’t missed this when it came out last month). [NJ.com] * “[I]n a move designed to […]

    62 Comments / / Apr 1, 2008 at 3:25 PM
  • Church of Scientology / Scientologists

    Latham & Watkins to Free Stress Tests?

    A quick follow-up to Friday’s post about Latham & Watkins possibly representing the Church of Scientology. The post was updated multiple times, and there were also lots of comments on it. Depending upon when you stopped reading, you may have come away with an erroneous impression. At one point, we — and some commenters — […]

    79 Comments / / Apr 1, 2008 at 2:20 PM
  • Jonathan Lee Riches, Pro Se Litigants

    Update: Pro Se Litigant of the Day, Jonathan Lee Riches

    We’re still in the great state of Georgia (which brought us today’s Judge of the Day). Now one of our favorite pro se litigants has been barred from further filing in the Northern District of Georgia. From the Fulton County Daily Report: The federal court filing spree launched by Jonathan Lee Riches, a pro se […]

    12 Comments / / Apr 1, 2008 at 1:20 PM
  • Judge of the Day

    Judge of the Day: Marvin Arrington

    Judge Marvin S. Arrington, who has served since 2002 as a Superior Court Judge in Fulton County, Georgia, is profiled on a website called The History Makers. The bio describes Judge Arrington’s achievements as a pathbreaking African-American lawyer, politician, and judge — also described by the judge in his book, Making My Mark: The Story […]

    94 Comments / / Apr 1, 2008 at 12:35 PM
  • Sports

    Sports and the Law Review

    In honor of both the start of baseball season and April Fool’s Day, log onto Westlaw and type in 123 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1474. What you will find is a piece from the June 1975 University of Pennsylvania Law Review called The Common Law Origins of the Infield Fly Rule. This Aside, presumably written […]

    34 Comments / / Apr 1, 2008 at 11:45 AM
  • Job Survey

    Featured Job Survey: How Does Your Work Get Assigned?

    We received almost 900 responses to last week’s ATL / Lateral Link survey on how work gets assigned. Here’s how you said it is:   * 54% of respondents said that their work was assigned directly by the partners.   * 19% of respondents seek out the work they want in a “free market.”   […]

    9 Comments / / Apr 1, 2008 at 11:00 AM
  • Blackberry-Crackberry

    Beware Your Blackberry!

    We’ve blogged before about the danger of Blackberry addiction. However, the latest research linking cell phone use with brain cancer risk is much scarier than Blackberry orphans. We first started worrying about cell phone radiation at the ending of the film Thank You For Smoking. It was easy to dismiss a Hollywood quip, but it’s […]

    57 Comments / / Apr 1, 2008 at 10:00 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 04.01.08

    * Supreme Court grants cert in fantasy baseball case. [New York Personal Injury Law Blog] * Treasury Department plan to reform financial regulation meets with skepticism, faces long odds for passage this year. [New York Times] * “Breaking News? Less M&A Work for Lawyers in Q1.” [WSJ Law Blog] * More about the departure of […]

    14 Comments / / Apr 1, 2008 at 9:15 AM
  • Uncategorized

    The U.S. News Rankings: More Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth

    * Better late than never: data on New Jersey lawyers finally released to lawyer ratings site Avvo. [AP] * Speaking of the Garden State, Judge Fred Kieser Jr. would have been a great Lawyer of the Day (if we hadn’t missed this when it came out last month). [NJ.com] * “[I]n a move designed to […]

    87 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 10:30 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.31.08

    * A politically incorrect theory to explain the growing pay gap between male and female JDs. Opines Jane Genova: “No one likes The Professional Woman — not women, not men, not children, not animals, not even The Professional Woman.” [Law and More] * Thoughts on the ethical and tax considerations of winning an NCAA tournament […]

    8 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 5:40 PM
  • Wall Street

    Wall Street Collapse: A Silver Lining for Lawyers?

    Dominating today’s news cycle is the Treasury Department’s plan to reform the nation’s system of financial regulation. For some thoughts on the proposal, check out what John Carney has to say over at our sibling site, Dealbreaker (in posts here and here). This regulatory reform proposal comes at a grim time for Wall Street, characterized […]

    72 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 2:55 PM
  • Cardozo Law School

    Project Law School: A Video Parody from Cardozo Law

    In the 2009 U.S. News & World Report law school rankings, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law fell from #52 to #55. See here. It’s a little surprising, since the past year has been good for Cardozo. Their bar passage rate is now the third-highest among New York law schools. One of their graduates is […]

    51 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 2:00 PM
  • BAR/BRI

    What’s Up With the Bar/Bri Litigation?

    Several readers have written in to inquire about the status of the BAR/BRI class action litigation. Here’s the latest update on the lawsuit website: Over 85,000 Claim Forms representing claims for over 120,000 BAR/BRI courses have been received and processed by the Claims Administrator. However, several objectors appealed from the Court’s Order granting final approval […]

    41 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 12:40 PM
  • D.C. Circuit, New York Times, Weddings, White & Case

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 2.24 and 3.2: Cancún Honeymoon

    Spring! Cherry blossoms, opening day, and pedigreed lawyers uniting in marriage. We’re pleased to be back with another installment of Legal Eagle Wedding Watch, featuring these three impressive couples: 1.) Susannah Foster and Kenyon Weaver 2.) Kathleen DeLaney and Courtney Thomas 3.) Heath Kern and Joseph Gibson More on our finalists, after the jump.

    / Mar 31, 2008 at 11:10 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 03.31.08

    * Media mogul smackdown: Barry Diller (pictured) prevails over his former mentor, John Malone, in Delaware Chancery Court. [New York Times; Wall Street Journal (subscription) via WSJ Law Blog] * HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, under DOJ investigation, calls it quits. [AP] * Questions raised about 9/11 lawyer Peter Napoli, of fen-phen fame (or infamy). [New […]

    9 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 10:20 AM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day All Recorded Human History: And You Thought Biglaw Was A Black Hole

    Every now and then, it’s healthy to be reminded of the triviality of your daily preoccupations. From the New York Times: [T]wo men pursuing a lawsuit in federal court in Hawaii…. think a giant particle accelerator that will begin smashing protons together outside Geneva this summer might produce a black hole or something else that […]

    65 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 9:00 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.28.08

    * Was Barack Obama a “real” law professor at the University of Chicago? Or just a pseudo-prof? [Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic] * Speaking of Obama, why didn’t he save more for retirement? Professor Mankiw speculates: “Maybe he is expecting vastly higher tax rates in the future, when the accumulated savings will need to be […]

    66 Comments / / Mar 28, 2008 at 5:30 PM

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