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We’re guessing, from your presence on this site, that you enjoy legal blogs. And you probably like free stuff, too — ’cause who doesn’t?
With that in mind, we’re pleased to join many other fine blogs in announcing the arrival of BlawgWorld 2007 (PDF). This delightful, free eBook collects exemplary posts from 77 leading law-related blogs.
You can download a copy (as a PDF file) by clicking on the graphic or the link below. Enjoy!
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BlawgWorld 2007 with TechnoLawyer Problem/Solution Guide (PDF) [TechnoWorld//Peerviews Inc.]

Each week, we’ll highlight an exciting job opportunity available through Lateral Link, ATL’s career partner.
Here is this week’s offering:

Morrison & Cohen LLP is looking for a corporate attorney to handle M&A and private equity transactions. With fewer than 100 attorneys, and a 1 to 1 partner to associate ratio, this full-service New York firm is known for its commitment to nurturing careers, and a firm culture that is focused on a good work/life balance. The firm serves clients throughout the United States and around the world, focusing on middle-market businesses, financial institutions, and high-net-worth individuals.

Three Positions, with 1-3, 4-6, and 7-10 Years of Experience Respectively.
Signing bonus: Standard Lateral Link $10,000 placement bonus.
For more information: Email candidatehelp at laterallink dot com.

This Monday, ATL is hosting Blawg Review. If you’re not familiar with this fine institution, check out their website:

Blawg  Review Law Blog blogging Abovethelaw Above the Law blog.jpgBlawg Review is the blog carnival for everyone interested in law. A blog carnival is a traveling post about a topic or theme. For example, there’s Carnival of the Capitalists, concerning business and economics, while Grand Rounds is about medicine and healthcare, and Blawg Review has topics discussed by lawyers, law students and law professors.

Each weekly issue of Blawg Review is made up of article submissions selected from the best recent law blog posts. The blogger that puts together the Blawg Review carnival each week is called the “host.”

The host — that’s us, at least for the coming week.
If you’d like to submit a post of yours for consideration, please check out the submission guidelines (which provide the super-special email address for submissions — not the usual ATL address). If you’d like to see an example of a Blawg Review, check out last week’s edition, over at Blawgletter.
We look forward to your submissions. Thanks!
Submission Guidelines [Blawg Review]
Funny Blawg Review: Blawg Review #118 [Blawg Review]

WilmerHale Wilmer Hale summer associate pay Abovethelaw Above the Law blog.jpgToday’s Washington Post has a great article, by Ian Shapira, about the adventures of summer associates here in the nation’s capital. This is our favorite part (emphasis added):

[B]udding lawyers say they spend much of their office time looking for better deals. They peruse such Web sites as Above the Law, a must-read legal blog written by David Lat, a former federal prosecutor in Newark and former co-editor of the Wonkette politics and media blog.

One of Above the Law’s scoops this month was headlined “WilmerHale Summers: Where’s Our Raise?” The blog published an e-mail from an anonymous summer associate in the Boston office who complained that the summers weren’t getting the customary pro-rated weekly equivalent of first-year associates. Instead of about $3,100 a week ($160,000 a year), the tipster wrote, they were getting only $2,800 (about $145,000 a year).

More discussion of this delightful piece, after the jump.

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Facebook logo MySpace Friendster Abovethelaw Above the Law blog.jpgAre you addicted to Facebook? You’re not alone.
Hopefully the site’s legal troubles will not interfere with its continuing viability. Facebook withdrawal could be almost as severe as Blackberry withdrawal (which loomed until the RIM litigation was settled).
If you’re an ATL reader and Facebook user, check out a top ten list of recommended Facebook groups, after the jump.

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hillary clinton is magnificent.jpg* Don’t touch the balls of a federal judge, you monkey. [Southern District of Florida Blog]
* “Papitto” was a crapitto name for a law school, anyway. [TaxProf Blog]
* Hillary is da shizz. But we knew that already. [The Caucus / New York Times]
* It’s official, ’cause it appeared in the MSM (or, to be more precise, an MSM blog). ATL is “extremely addictive”! [Legal Pad]

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver Hedges associate salary Abovethelaw Above the Law blog.jpgThis is a follow-up to yesterday’s post about Quinn Emanuel, which was considering adopting a pay system in which associates with coveted electrical engineering degrees would earn higher base salaries than their less well-endowed colleagues.
We contacted name partner John Quinn, but he hasn’t gotten back to us. Through other channels, however, we’ve learned what we think happened in terms of this issue.
If you’re curious, read the rest of this post, after the jump.

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Then you need some of this gear from the “Pundits” series from Illegal Briefs. Available, among other things, are mugs, mousepads, shirts and boxer shorts with the logo to the right imprinted. Also included in the series is Howard Bashman, Eugene Volokh, Dahlia LIthwick, and others.
So if you’ve got a unshakeable crush (or man-crush?) on Lat, pick up some of this Lat Schwag at www.illegalbriefs.com.

Last week, Laurie Lin posted a set of delightful summer fashion polls. Check them out here (menswear) and here (womenswear).
We’ll close these polls sometime soon — maybe tomorrow or Wednesday. Please feel free to vote, if you haven’t done so already. Thanks!
Earlier: Summer Fashion Poll: The Ladies’ Turn
Summer Fashion Poll: Menswear

Our Bloggingheads TV appearance with the fabulous Ann Althouse, previously discussed here, is now online:
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David Lat & Ann Althouse [Bloggingheads.tv]
“Bong Hits 4 Lawyers” [Althouse]
Earlier: Programming Note: Ready for Our Close-Up?

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