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thank you post it note.JPGA quick word of thanks to this week’s advertisers on Above the Law:

  • Kinney Recruiting
  • Lateral Link
  • Law.com
  • Mestel
  • The New York Times
  • OCI Advantage
    If you’re interested in advertising on Above the Law or any other site in the Breaking Media network, download our media kits, or email advertising@breakingmedia.com. Thanks!

  • evolution development change.jpgWhen we delivered our talk yesterday at Santa Clara Law, discussing various trends sweeping through the legal profession and what they mean, we were honored to have Professor Eric Goldman in the audience. Professor Goldman is one of the nation’s leading scholars in the areas of internet law and intellectual property. (We especially appreciate his continuing coverage of derivative liability and Section 230, a statutory section much beloved by blog operators.)
    Professor Goldman’s excellent recap of our remarks appears here. We were especially interested in his thoughts, as a former corporate general counsel, on the billable hour and fixed-fee arrangements. Check out his post at the link below.
    David Lat Talk Recap [Eric Goldman / Goldman's Observations]

    third birthday three.jpgThree years ago yesterday, on August 30, 2006, Above the Law was born. Read the letter from the editor that started it all. (If you find this site occasionally immature, cut us some slack; we’re three years old.)

    Reaching the three-year mark is a notable milestone for a blog. According to Jim Beck and Mark Herrmann, over at Drug and Device Law:

    Legal blogs are like small businesses: Half of ‘em fail in the first year, and 90 percent of ‘em fail in the next five.

    But we’re still here. Our traffic (and revenue) continue to grow, knock on wood. And we have you — our readers, sources, advertisers, and friends — to thank. So, thank you.

    If you’d like to send us birthday gifts — a reader sent Roxana a lovely Starbucks card the other day, and the rest of us are jealous — our snail mail address is 262 Mott Street, Suite 102A, New York, NY 10012. The third anniversary — or blogiversary, as the case may be — is the leather anniversary. So you can give Lat a leather business card holder, Kash a leather laptop case (or a leather fringe bikini), and Elie the rest of the cow.

    (You can also send us news tips or juicy documents by snail mail. They’d be a nice change of pace from our usual hard-copy mail: handwritten letters from prisoners, alleging they were framed.)

    In any event, thank you for joining our ATL community. We deeply appreciate your visits, tips, and continued support.

    Earlier: Happy Labor Day! (And Happy Blogiversary to ATL)
    Happy Birthday to ATL — and Happy Labor Day to All!
    Letter from the Editor: Welcome to Above the Law


    Please feel free to attend a presentation by yours truly. Details after the jump.

    double red triangle arrows Continue reading “If you’ll be in the Bay Area on Monday…”

    Your above-signed writer will be delivering the keynote address at this year’s ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference, taking place in Philadelphia from November 12-13, 2009. In this tough economy, the subject of how to market your law firm effectively is more important than ever.
    To learn more about the conference, click here. To register, click here. Early bird registration closes on August 31, after which rates will increase. So don’t delay — register today!
    ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference 2009 [American Bar Association]
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    thank you post it note.JPGA quick word of thanks to this week’s advertisers on Above the Law:

  • Applied Discovery
  • Kinney Recruiting
  • Lateral Link
  • Law.com
  • Mestel
  • The New York Times
  • OCI Advantage
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Isenberg School of Management
    If you’re interested in advertising on Above the Law or any other site in the Breaking Media network, download our media kits, or email advertising@breakingmedia.com. Thanks!

  • Career Center AboveTheLaw Lateral Link ATL.jpgThe Vault survey rankings may have created buzz last week, but we’re going to kick off the buzz this week by unveiling our first annual review of the summer associate experience at the major law firms. With information based on surveys conducted by Lateral Link and tips we’ve gathered at ATL, the summer program snapshots give you an insiders perspective on each firm. So if you are heading into OCI and want the scoop on what 2009 summer associate class felt about their experience, check out the ATL Career Center, powered by Lateral Link.
    The Summer Associate Program review is located within each firm snapshot. Surf over there to find out:

  • Which firm received high marks for being “open and honest” with summer associates “at every juncture of the law firm strategy in this economic climate?” Click here.
  • Which firm gives summers an $85 dinner budget and does a two day retreat for all summers at Catalina Island? Click here.
  • Which firm’s summers report that the firm is “fantastic” when it comes to summer salaries and offers “job security” that is hard to find elsewhere? Click here.
  • Which firm had summer associates go head to head in a “Roc the Guac” guacamole-cooking contest? Click here.
    More after the jump.

    double red triangle arrows Continue reading “Career Center: The 2009 Summer Associate Survey Results”

  • Career Center AboveTheLaw Lateral Link ATL.jpgWith more summer programs getting the axe (including even non-firm summer programs), we want to remember what the summer of 2009 was like, so we can pass on the advice to the summer associate class of 2012 (or whenever they decide to have summer programs again). So please take a minute and tell us what you think about your summer associate experience. Click here to take our short survey.
    For those of you who were summer associates years ago, perhaps you’re more focused on making partner. Check out this week’s review of survey data from the Career Center, brought to you by Above the Law and Lateral Link, in which we tell you which firms were most queried regarding the prospect of partnership. Remember that, in addition to the information here, you can see how associates at over 100 top firms feel about the chances of making partner at their firm by visiting the Firm Comparison section on the Career Center.
    The partnership survey info, after the jump.

    double red triangle arrows Continue reading “Career Center: Last Call for Summer Associates, and What Are the Odds of Making Partner?”

    Career Center AboveTheLaw Lateral Link ATL.jpgIs my associate experience better than your associate experience?
    One of the cooler features on the Above The Law Career Center, powered by Lateral Link, is the ability to compare firms based on associate experience in a number of areas including firm management, partnership prospects, parental leave policies, vacation policies, billable hours expectations, etc. You can see how your experience stacks up against the experience of associates at other firms by running your own side-by-side comparisons in the firm comparison section.
    Thousands of readers have used this feature, and today we wanted to highlight which firms you have most often pitted against one another. We also want to remind all of you summer associates out there to take our short summer associate survey – Click Here for that (of course the survey is completely confidential).
    So which firms do our readers compare most frequently?
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is the firm most often compared to others. Its most frequent "rivals" are Latham & Watkins, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. These firms are compared to Skadden more than 30% of the time a comparison including Skadden is generated.
    Other frequent comparisons, after the jump.

    double red triangle arrows Continue reading “Career Center: The Associate Experience”

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    The Career Center, brought to you by Above the Law and Lateral Link, continues to see tremendous traffic, with almost 200,000 pageviews in its first two months. Thanks to all of your feedback and tips, we are continually updating the firm snapshots with new information (some good, some not so good). Keep checking to see how your firm’s profile is evolving.
    In the past week, we’ve updated the profiles for each of the following firms:

    Alston & Bird LLP
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    Cahill Gordon & Reindell LLP
    DLA Piper
    Kaye Scholer
    Orrick
    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP
    Venable LLP

    Thanks to all of you who have sent in tips. Feel free to send additional updates to careercenter@abovethelaw.com. We also encourage you to share information about your firm by signing up and taking our four-question survey.
    If you are a summer associate and want to participate in a quick summer associate survey, please email careercenter@abovethelaw.com. Thanks!

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