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If You Thought The Kentucky Clerk Was Stupid, Check Out This Tennessee Judge

Because what are the "freedoms" and "liberties" he rails about if not the right of government officials to tell people how to manage their love lives. Read more »
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  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 06.15.09

    * Like Drinker Biddle, Frost Brown Todd is instituting an apprenticeship program for its first year associates. They make less money and are billed out to clients at lower rates during their 1,000 hour apprenticeship. [Business Courier of Cincinnati] * Stereotypes and jury selection. [Baltimore Sun] * Jones Day’s Corinne Ball showed she’s the master […]

    9 Comments / / Jun 15, 2009 at 8:49 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 06.13.09

    [Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker.] That’s it? We’re looking for that one perfect week of no layoffs and we lose it to a Tennessee firm and two UK firms? […]

    56 Comments / / Jun 13, 2009 at 1:40 PM
  • Clerkships, Job Searches, Summer Associates

    Cravath Announcement Causes Immediate Reaction At Harvard Law School

    Don’t get too close to any Ivory Tower in your town today. The news that Cravath is leaving the class of 2010 out of work for a year has sent monocles flying as students at top law schools learn a powerful lesson about free market capitalism. Harvard Law School sent out a letter to all […]

    144 Comments / / Jun 12, 2009 at 7:33 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.12.09

    * The Cravath deferrals could be exposing fundamental fissures in the Biglaw business model. So class of 2011, don’t think you’ve escaped. [Ideoblog] * Kash and I tweet about work. Luckily, there’s no rule governing ex parte communications between legal bloggers. Judges and lawyers on the other hand … [True/Slant] * Firm sponsored Law Clerks. […]

    29 Comments / / Jun 12, 2009 at 5:31 PM
  • Salary Cuts

    Pillsbury Salary Cut Follow-Up

    On Tuesday, we reported that Pillsbury cut associate salaries based on the utilization rate of its associates. Am Law Daily reported this nugget: The extent of the cuts isn’t clear; the 716-lawyer firm said reports on Above the Law that the cuts ranged between 10 and 20 percent aren’t “entirely accurate,” which isn’t exactly an […]

    52 Comments / / Jun 12, 2009 at 10:06 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.12.09

    * Skadden has a new client, Dick Tracy. [Am Law Daily] * And while we’re on the topic of celebrities that are calcifying in front of our eyes, Madonna won her appeal seeking to adopt a baby from Malawi. [Entertainment Weekly] * Don’t forget, at one minute past midnight Facebook will do something colossally stupid. […]

    29 Comments / / Jun 12, 2009 at 8:52 AM
  • Biglaw

    Man, Remember 2007? Wasn’t it Great?

    Some of you have probably seen this already. It went up on YouTube in 2007. But we came across this today, and it made us terribly nostalgic. And not just because Cyndi Lauper always had a better voice than Madonna. Remember when billing hours was cause for a somber ballad about the difficulties of being […]

    60 Comments / / Jun 11, 2009 at 6:19 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.11.09

    * Supreme Court Justices are more powerful. Very powerful. Castle Grayskull powerful. [Beacon Broadside] * If I ever end up in a North Korean Court, would someone please use the hard diplomacy we practiced with the Somalia Pirates instead of the “soft diplomacy” we’re seeing today? Thanks, in advance. [Miss Trials] * The benefits of […]

    12 Comments / / Jun 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM