• Billable Hours, Job Survey

    Featured Survey Results: Less Billing, Tastes Great?

    We received about 600 responses to last week’s ATL / Lateral Link survey on leave and part-time arrangements. One reader made a very interesting suggestion in the comments: Justin – how about you keep a list of where law firms are on parental leave? Sort of like the list Lat kept going showing who was […]

    41 Comments / / Feb 18, 2008 at 12:30 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 02.18.08

    We received about 600 responses to last week’s ATL / Lateral Link survey on leave and part-time arrangements. One reader made a very interesting suggestion in the comments: Justin – how about you keep a list of where law firms are on parental leave? Sort of like the list Lat kept going showing who was […]

    6 Comments / / Feb 18, 2008 at 10:30 AM
  • Admin, Announcements, Federal Judges, Richard Posner, Shameless Plugs

    ATL Visits the Windy City

    Greetings from the great — but frigid — city of Chicago. We’re hanging out with friends and doing some sightseeing, but the main reason for our visit is this event, taking place on Thursday (and open to the public): Judges As Public FiguresThursday, February 21, 2008, 4:15 PMUniversity of Chicago Law School, Room II Judge […]

    36 Comments / / Feb 16, 2008 at 4:45 PM
  • Bar Exams, Benchslaps, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Romance and Dating, Texas, White & Case

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.15.08

    * A clever parody of the Clemens hearing. [PrawfsBlawg] * They have a talent for bench-slappery down in Texas. [Sophistic Miltonian Serbonian Blog; Supreme Court of Texas Blog] * T-T-T-Trouble for TTT schools? [ABA Journal] * Lawyer of the Day: White & Case associate Tabber Benedict, fixed up by the matchmaking cabbie. [ABC News] * […]

    58 Comments / / Feb 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM
  • Lunacy, Violence, Weirdness

    What’s Going on at Alabama Law?

    Sweet home Alabama. It’s the home of law schools that have given us great stories in the past. A fairly recent story, involving a student at the University of Alabama School of Law who got into a silverware spat with his roommate, was on the lighter side. But our latest tale from UA is more […]

    79 Comments / / Feb 15, 2008 at 3:00 PM
  • Uncategorized

    Nationwide Pay Raise Watch: NY to 190? Only in Your Dreams…

    As real as it may seem, it was only in your dreams. From the WSJ Law Blog: We called around to firms to find out whether associate salaries, called economically-irrational in some quarters, have finally (or, at least, for now) hit a ceiling. The answer seems to be yes. “We’re not going to do anything,” […]

    83 Comments / / Feb 15, 2008 at 1:30 PM
  • Biglaw, Kids, Perks / Fringe Benefits, Pregnancy / Paternity

    Biglaw Perk Watch: Mayer Brown Matches 18 Weeks

    These announcements aren’t the most exciting things to read (or report on). But we’ve spoken to a number of associates and law students, especially women, who follow them closely. So we’ll continue posting them (and they’re easy to skip over anyway). The latest law firm to improve its parental leave policy is Mayer Brown. Check […]

    34 Comments / / Feb 15, 2008 at 1:00 PM
  • Barry Bonds

    A Barry Bonds Blooper

    Not by the home run king, but by the prosecutors pursuing him. From ESPN: Federal prosecutors mistakenly filed court papers Thursday that incorrectly stated that Barry Bonds failed a steroids test in November of 2001 — one month after breaking the single-season home run mark. U.S. attorney spokesman Josh Eaton now says that the reference […]

    4 Comments / / Feb 15, 2008 at 12:40 PM
  • Job of the Week

    Job of the Week

    We received about 600 responses to last week’s ATL / Lateral Link survey on leave and part-time arrangements. One reader made a very interesting suggestion in the comments: Justin – how about you keep a list of where law firms are on parental leave? Sort of like the list Lat kept going showing who was […]

    / Feb 15, 2008 at 12:15 PM
  • Screw-Ups

    Wondering What Took Your Playstation So Long?

    Here’s a possible answer. From the Daily Business Review: In unauthorized court order generated by a law clerk in a case before Chief U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno resulted in the suspension of shipments of older generation PlayStation consoles through Miami for three months. The errant preliminary injunction dated last Oct. 24 granted more than […]

    25 Comments / / Feb 15, 2008 at 11:30 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 02.15.08

    * House allows spy bill to expire. [New York Times] * Prosecutor’s typo causes hubub in Bonds case. [ESPN] * Rock 105 gives away free divorce for Valentine’s Day. [CNN Video] * During 1973 U.S.-China trade talks, Mao offered Kissinger 10 million women. [CNN] * Ninth Circuit Judge Joseph Sneed, RIP. [ABA Journal]

    3 Comments / / Feb 15, 2008 at 10:00 AM
  • Sex

    An Update on Michael ‘Three-Way’ Inglimo

    One of our favorite lawyers, Michael Inglimo, is back in the headlines. You may remember him from this post on the Volokh Conspiracy, linked to on ATL, which raised the following question: Does “engaging in a three-way sexual encounter with [a current client] and [the client’s] girlfriend” count as having sex “with a current client” […]

    10 Comments / / Feb 15, 2008 at 9:00 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.14.08

    * William & Mary is a bit of a mess right now. But at least they pay their law profs well! [TaxProf Blog] * The Fonz testifies at a trial over the death of Jack Tripper. [AP] * Another link to add to our recent round-up of web-based research resources. [Commercial Law Center] * Legal […]

    4 Comments / / Feb 14, 2008 at 6:45 PM
  • Technology

    Some Cool New Research Tools (And they’re free, too!)

    Are your increasingly cost-conscious clients balking at five-figure bills for legal research? Here are some neat new resources you might find helpful: 1. The Public Library of Law. Here’s a brief blurb, from Ed Walters (the former Covington associate who founded Fastcase): One of the joys of disruptive technology is that it occasionally allows you […]

    11 Comments / / Feb 14, 2008 at 4:55 PM
  • Travel / Vacation

    Biglaw Perk Watch: Fried Frank to… New Orleans!

    It’s not as lavish as holding your law firm retreat at the Ritz in Pasadena, like O’Melveny & Myers. Nor is it as exotic as an all-expenses-paid trip to Jamaica, like Boies Schiller. But still, this is neat. From a Fried Frank source: Fried Frank announced to its associates on Tuesday that it is sending […]

    26 Comments / / Feb 14, 2008 at 3:20 PM
  • Romance and Dating

    Should Lawyers Date Other Lawyers?

    We’re still in a Valentine’s Day state of mind, so we thought we’d toss out a poll question to the ATL readership: Should lawyers date other lawyers? The obvious answer is, “it depends” — on the two (or more?) individuals involved, the nature of their relationship, the surrounding circumstances, etc. But that’s boring. So let’s […]

    91 Comments / / Feb 14, 2008 at 2:10 PM
  • Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Winstead Winnows Support Staff

    This latest layoff news may not be super-exciting to the associates among you, since it relates to staff rather than lawyer layoffs.The East and West Coast snobs will dismiss it as news from “flyover land.” But as we previously observed, staff layoffs “serve as a ‘canary in the mine’ of sorts, with respect to a […]

    31 Comments / / Feb 14, 2008 at 1:15 PM

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