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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 »
41 Comments / / Feb 9, 2016 at 3:57 PM
  • Partner Issues, Partner Profits

    Boston Legal Enjoys Record Profits Per Partner

    More 2009 profit numbers are in, this time for law firms based in Boston. And, as we’ve seen elsewhere, partners in Boston are enjoying record-breaking profits. The Boston Globe reports: Senior lawyers at three of Boston’s biggest law firms had their most profitable year ever in 2009, despite widespread job losses in the city’s legal […]

    51 Comments / / Feb 5, 2010 at 11:05 AM
  • Biglaw, Disasters / Emergencies, Holidays and Seasons

    Winter Storm Warning: D.C. and Philly Firm Closings?

    Our coverage of the London legal market tends to be episodic. We tried offering more regular coverage for a while, with our Letter from London column, but we put the feature on hold to focus on domestic developments. (We might revive the London column if we can find a sponsor for it.) We will, however, […]

    65 Comments / / Feb 5, 2010 at 10:01 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 02.05.10

    * Unemployment falls to a five-month low of 9.7 percent. [Reuters] * Ten Americans have been charged with child abduction and criminal conspiracy after trying to take 33 Haitian kids out of Haiti without government permission. [New York Times] * The legal battle over a John Edwards sex tape, which allegedly shows the disgraced politician […]

    21 Comments / / Feb 5, 2010 at 9:05 AM
  • Blog Wars, LSAT, Rudeness

    Flame War: Testmasters v. Top Law Schools

    Internet message boards tend to be rough-and-tumble places. Enter at your own risk. (This includes Above the Law comments — if you don’t like them, don’t read them.) There may be employment risks for posters at Top Law Schools (“TLS”), a message board for gunners planning to apply to law school. This is one of […]

    98 Comments / / Feb 4, 2010 at 6:42 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.04.10

    * Oh, sure, now Carlos the Jackal wants to avail himself of legal remedies. Funny how life in jail limits a person’s vigilante terrorism. [Guardian] * What type of greeting should you use in a cover letter? I used to go with “If you ever want to see your kids again, please read,” but that […]

    16 Comments / / Feb 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM