• Biglaw, Pro Bono

    Wiley Rein Bows To Midlevel/Am Law Concerns

    Yesterday, we criticized law schools for slavishly following the dictates of U.S. News and World Report. But a law firm responding to associate concerns is a different matter entirely. A tipster informs us that Wiley Rein associates were told that up to 50 pro-bono hours would be credited towards meeting billable targets. Firm Chairman Richard […]

    69 Comments / / Aug 27, 2008 at 11:19 AM
  • Golf, Sports

    Golf: The Language of the Elite

    Yesterday, we criticized law schools for slavishly following the dictates of U.S. News and World Report. But a law firm responding to associate concerns is a different matter entirely. A tipster informs us that Wiley Rein associates were told that up to 50 pro-bono hours would be credited towards meeting billable targets. Firm Chairman Richard […]

    58 Comments / / Aug 27, 2008 at 10:03 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.27.08

    * Those Bratz got a spanking, but not as severe a spanking as Mattel hoped. The jury awarded Mattel $100 million, rather than the $1 billion Quinn Emanuel’s John Quinn had requested. [CNN] * U.S. District Judge John D. Bates rules Harriet Miers must testify before Congress. The big moment could come as early as […]

    18 Comments / / Aug 27, 2008 at 8:33 AM
  • Bankruptcy, Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs: Mayer Loses Bankruptcy Chief to Orrick

    With the U.S. economy in the toilet, third tier or otherwise, law firms are building up their bankruptcy practices. They’re eagerly scooping up lateral associates in the field — and partners, too. From the American Lawyer: A rough 18 months for Mayer Brown got a little worse on Monday, when San Francisco’s Orrick, Herrington & […]

    57 Comments / / Aug 26, 2008 at 6:24 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.26.08

    * Every time a law blogger gets sued subpoenaed, our sphincters tighten up just a little bit more. [Legal Blog Watch] * Students at Delaware’s Widener Law School hoping to take Con Law with Biden may be sorely disappointed. [WSJ Law Blog] * And here I thought it was impossible to express dislike for Clarence […]

    21 Comments / / Aug 26, 2008 at 5:18 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.25.08

    * It appears University of Iowa political science professor Arthur H. Miller has met an untimely end. [Ace of Spades HQ; TaxProf Blog] * Joe Biden’s reputation for never shutting up is already the stuff of legend. [The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times] * More expectation management with Biden. [Supreme Dicta] * Oh, now […]

    7 Comments / / Aug 25, 2008 at 5:54 PM
  • Job Searches, You Go Girl

    10 Things Every Girl Should Know

    Corporette has entered the fall interviewing fray with their own top ten list of interviewing tips. They really seem to think that successful interviewing requires effort, preparation, and study. They suggest keeping detailed notes on every conversation you have, networking, and even setting up Google and Westlaw alerts so you are up to speed on […]

    38 Comments / / Aug 25, 2008 at 4:42 PM