Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 02.24.15

Mary Jo White

Mary Jo White

* Mary Jo White’s sizable net worth is causing sizable headaches over at the SEC. [DealBook / New York Times]

* If you work at a law firm and take way too long to perform simple tasks in Microsoft Word or Excel, shape up: a new test, developed by former in-house lawyer Casey Flaherty, could expose your weaknesses — and lead to your work being discounted. [Capital Business / Washington Post]

* More from Howard Bashman about the misadventures of Howard Shipley, the Foley & Lardner partner who might get spanked by SCOTUS for a bizarre filing. [How Appealing]

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13 Comments / / Feb 24, 2015 at 9:22 AM

Non-Sequiturs, Social Media

Non-Sequiturs: 02.23.15

Jodi Arias

Jodi Arias

* Two jurors excused in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial. Those were the lucky ones who were able to never have to hear about this case again. [KFYI]

* After handing down their latest law school rankings, NLJ also talked with hiring partners about getting hired. [National Law Journal]

* Louisiana. Never stop being you. Longest sitting judge in the state temporarily removed from post pending investigation. [Times-Picayune]

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5 Comments / / Feb 23, 2015 at 5:36 PM

Morning Docket

Morning Docket 02.23.15

Alexandra Marchuk and Juan Monteverde

Alexandra Marchuk and Juan Monteverde

* Welcome back my friends, to the case that never ends: attorneys for Alexandra Marchuk lodged a request for $1.4 million in attorneys fees after her Pyrrhic victory in the Faruqi & Faruqi case. [Law360]

* In the wake of the Oscars, it’s worth remembering that David Boies is a movie producer. Next up for his shop, Boies/Schiller Film Group, a movie starring Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor. Because their last movies together were so frigging fantastic. [The Am Law Daily]

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48 Comments / / Feb 23, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 02.20.15

unc_logo* A special committee of the Board of Governors at UNC Law is trying to shut down its Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity because its butthurt that the center spends it time talking about “poverty.” UNC Dean Boger thinks this is some bulls**t and says so. [UNC School of Law]

* Becoming a patent lawyer has been one of the safest bets in an otherwise atrocious market. That may change. Study predicts a huge drop off in job openings. [The Faculty Lounge]

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31 Comments / / Feb 20, 2015 at 5:02 PM

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