• Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.14.08

    * Liberal religious leaders say a new McCain online ad is intended to label Obama “the antichrist.” Is that worse than being compared to Paris Hilton? [Political Perceptions/Wall Street Journal] * Judge throws out murder case against New Orleans policemen who fired on unarmed residents during the Katrina crisis. [BBC News] * Blackberry vs. iPhone. […]

    25 Comments / / Aug 14, 2008 at 9:30 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.13.08

    * Liberal religious leaders say a new McCain online ad is intended to label Obama “the antichrist.” Is that worse than being compared to Paris Hilton? [Political Perceptions/Wall Street Journal] * Judge throws out murder case against New Orleans policemen who fired on unarmed residents during the Katrina crisis. [BBC News] * Blackberry vs. iPhone. […]

    36 Comments / / Aug 13, 2008 at 5:25 PM
  • 9th Circuit, ATL Idol, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    ATL Idol: Week 3, Head-to-Head Round

    We’re down to your last two ATL Idols: FROLIC AND DETOUR and SOPHIST. It’s time for them to face off in the third and final head-to-head round of ATL Idol, the reality-TV-style talent search for Above the Law’s new editor. You know the drill, but if you’re just tuning in, here’s how this round will […]

    153 Comments / / Aug 13, 2008 at 3:32 PM
  • Lawyerly Lairs, Real Estate

    Lawyerly Lairs: Gotham Law Firms on the Prowl

    If you’ll be interviewing at law firms this fall, make sure you double check the address of the place you’re headed to. Law firms are constantly on the move and trading spaces. From the New York Observer (which follows commercial real estate as obsessively as we follow law firm layoffs): Entertainment law powerhouse Pryor Cashman, […]

    20 Comments / / Aug 13, 2008 at 2:25 PM
  • ATL Idol

    ATL Idol: Alex’s Farewell

    [Ed. note: This is the farewell post of ALEX, who was recently eliminated from ATL Idol, the “reality blogging” competition that will determine ATL’s next editor. It is marked with Alex’s avatar (at right).] Farewell, all. And thank you for everything — the support and the criticism. This is a bitter-sweet moment. I was excited […]

    56 Comments / / Aug 13, 2008 at 1:38 PM
  • Fashion, Interview Stories, Job Searches

    Fall Recruiting Open Thread: Suitable Suits?

    We’ve noticed that the comment thread on the cold offers post has morphed into a fashion advice column. Here are some of the on-campus interview attire questions that have been posed: – Is a light gray suit a bad choice for interviews? Dark brown shoes, black, or either? — What suit colors are acceptable? — […]

    344 Comments / / Aug 13, 2008 at 11:23 AM
  • Job Survey, Social Networking Websites, Technology

    Associate Life Survey: Your Online Networks

    We received 629 responses to Monday’s ATL / Lateral Link survey on social networking, and it looks like most of you are avid surfers. Overall, 81% of you use at least one social networking site or maintain a blog. Facebook was the overwhelming winner, as 94% of attorneys who use social networking sites have an […]

    25 Comments / / Aug 13, 2008 at 10:19 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.13.08

    * Does using GPS to track suspects constitute an illegal search and seizure? [Washington Post] * Lawyers are demanding a criminal investigation into the death of a 34-year-old Hong Kong immigrant. A successful New York computer engineer, he died of cancer after not receiving medical attention while detained for months by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. […]

    15 Comments / / Aug 13, 2008 at 8:57 AM
  • ATL Idol, Bad Ideas, Police, Pornography

    Legal Ploy of the Day: Why Didn’t He Try This at a Gynecologist?

    [Ed. note: This post is by FROLIC & DETOUR, one of the finalists in ATL Idol, the “reality blogging” competition that will determine ATL’s next editor. It is marked with Frolic & Detour’s avatar (at right).] A man claiming to be a police detective entered a Longmont, Colo. adult store and demanded to see the […]

    53 Comments / / Aug 12, 2008 at 10:39 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.12.08

    * The new president-elect of the American Bar Association is Carolyn Lamm, of White & Case. [BLT] * Another example of U.S. exceptionalism: expert witnesses. [The New York Times] * Endangered Species Act may lose some teeth. [Washington Post] * Name-brand retailers don’t like the sale of fake goods on eBay. Tiffany is filing an […]

    16 Comments / / Aug 12, 2008 at 9:57 AM
  • Advertising

    Adventures in Lawyer Advertising: Stoel is Freestylin’

    A Stoel tipster sent this video to us, along with the message, “My intelligence is officially insulted.” We are confused as to whether this is a promo for Stoel Rives or for freestyle running. Apparently, if you hire a Stoel attorney, you’re basically hiring James Bond (the Daniel Craig version). We had three take aways […]

    55 Comments / / Aug 12, 2008 at 9:11 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.11.08

    * The Bear Stearns implosion: a permanent employment act for lawyers? [Dealbreaker] * Lawsuit of the Day? Even the kickback-receiving Milberg Weiss plaintiffs could establish actual injury. [McGuireWoods (first item)] * Could judicial hottie Amy St. Eve (N.D. Ill.) someday warm the bench at SCOTUS? [WSJ Law Blog] * “Cox TV President In S&M Divorce […]

    6 Comments / / Aug 11, 2008 at 6:36 PM

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