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Brutal Benchslap Tags DOJ Prosecutors As ‘Pretentious’ And ‘Inept’

Cranky judge rips federal prosecutors for "ineptitude" in his courtroom. Read more »
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  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 02.13.10

    Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks, which has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker. In celebration of this law-firm-layoff-free week, we’re taking a break from reporting on the US government’s published unemployment numbers. We found something far more interesting […]

    / Feb 13, 2010 at 6:02 PM
  • Holidays and Seasons, Romance and Dating, Sex, Weddings

    Valentine’s Day Advice from Above the Law

    The legal blogosphere has been shot in the heart with Cupid’s arrow. Here at Above the Law, we’re turning into matchmakers. The Texas Lawyer is telling us about lawyers in love. Am Law Daily is profiling Biglaw power couples. And Avvo has a guide to dating lawyers, claiming that you lawyerly types are a hot […]

    26 Comments / / Feb 12, 2010 at 5:57 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.12.10

    * Dr. Dre is suing Death Row Records. I wish Eazy-E were alive to see this. [Pitchfork] * Lanny Davis, who recently moved from Orrick to McDermott Will & Emery, has started a crisis management blog. I have a question: “Dear Lanny: There’s an intern here at the Above the Law offices, and, well … […]

    5 Comments / / Feb 12, 2010 at 5:20 PM
  • New York Times, Reader Polls, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch: Couple of the Year Finals

    Semifinal voting for Legal Eagle Couple of the Year is over, and we’re frankly stunned by the couples you picked to move on to the finals. In Pool One, two Harvard Law grads — the number-three seed — beat two sets of Yale Law grads, one with twin Supreme Court clerkships. In Pool Two, you […]

    / Feb 12, 2010 at 3:56 PM
  • Associate Salaries, Salary Freeze

    At Winston: Double Salary Freeze is On, But Rates Set to Rise

    Another salary shoe has fallen in Chicago. Winston & Strawn froze salaries last year, and they are doing it again this year. A tipster reports: Chicago received salary memos yesterday; DC just received salary memos today – All are individualized with no general pay scale included – just the recipient’s salary information. Based on conversations […]

    25 Comments / / Feb 12, 2010 at 10:05 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 02.12.10

    * President Obama will personally get into the debate about where to hold the Khalid Sheik Mohammed terror trial. [Washington Post] * New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate will sue the State Senate for ousting him. [Daily News] * The man in charge of shutting down the government. [New York Times] * As Congress tries […]

    14 Comments / / Feb 12, 2010 at 9:02 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.11.10

    Ed. note: As we’ve noted via our Twitter feed — please follow us! — we’ve been experiencing technical difficulties today, for which we apologize. * Dissecting the hypothetical Elizabeth Edwards lawsuit. How about the hypothetical prosecution of John Edwards, for the attempted murder of the Democratic party? [WSJ Law Blog] * As I mentioned yesterday, […]

    8 Comments / / Feb 11, 2010 at 5:25 PM
  • Biglaw, Career Alternatives

    Biglaw Attorney Turned Psychotherapist Analyzes the Legal Profession

    Will Meyerhofer was your typical high-achieving Biglaw associate. He went to law school because he didn’t know what else to do with his Harvard English degree. He graduated from NYU Law in 1997 and went to work for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. “I did my part in destroying the nation’s economy,” he told […]

    55 Comments / / Feb 11, 2010 at 3:02 PM