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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 »
52 Comments / / Feb 9, 2016 at 3:57 PM
  • Bar Exams

    Congratulations to All Successful Bar Exam Candidates

    As regular ATL readers already know, the results of the July 2006 New York bar exam are now available. They’re public and online; you can access them here (scroll down, to the boxes organized by the applicant’s last name). The July 2006 test takers were, on the whole, pretty smart cookies. Pass rates rose in […]

    1 Comment / / Nov 27, 2006 at 2:45 PM
  • Books, Immigration, Judge of the Day, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns

    Judge of the Day: John Wilson

    Most judges exhibit an excess of caution in their out-of-court comments. While understandable, given judicial ethics and decorum, it’s disappointing (at least to those of us who write about the judiciary). When judges do speak out, the results can be both informative and entertaining. Consider the literary exploits of Judge John H. Wilson, a criminal […]

    1 Comment / / Nov 27, 2006 at 2:02 PM
  • Biglaw, Craigslist, Drinking

    This Sounds Like Our Kind of Law Firm

    A tipster sent us this Craigslist posting, with a query: “I wonder if this gets expensed to clients?” National law firm with large Los Angeles offices seeks a Barista!!! Huge law firm with an in-house coffee bar. The hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:30-5:30. You will receive full benefits, parking, etc. Time and a half if […]

    7 Comments / / Nov 27, 2006 at 1:16 PM
  • Biglaw, Oy, Screw-Ups, Sex

    Talk About a “Full Service” Law Firm

    [Ed. note: This post is on the vulgar side. It’s a bit like Borat: funny to some, distasteful to others. If you’re a person of delicate sensibilities, please exercise discretion in deciding whether to read further. Thank you.] Last week we reported some top law firms involved in billion-dollar deals: Biglaw shops are involved in […]

    1 Comment / / Nov 27, 2006 at 12:20 PM