• Kid punch


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.23.15

    * The Sixth Amendment guarantees access to attorneys in criminal cases, but what happens when you cannot afford a lawyer in civil cases? [Emerge Miami]

    * You’ve heard about the case of neighbors suing the parents of an autistic kid for being a public nuisance, but where’d they get the idea to make that legal move? [Law and More]

    * You’re never going to get 5 whole minutes to concentrate in Biglaw, not when there are so many fire drills. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * Richard Hsu interviews a real partner emeritus (of a venture capital firm). [Hsu Untied]

    * Interesting analysis of Yale students’ preference for efficiency over equality. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Should mindful lawyering be added to the CLE curriculum? [Katz Justice]

    * Yup, Martin Shkreli is still an ass, and Hillary wants to do something about it. [Dealbreaker]

    * Using your imagination to get to the next level. [What About Paris?]

    * Many in the legal world were touched by the loss of Carey Gabay; if you’d like to donate to his family in their time of need, you can do so here. [Carey Gabay Fund]

    37 Comments / / Sep 23, 2015 at 5:15 PM
  • Kid punch

    Disability Law

    Sue The Autistic Kid, Not His Parents

    I know this sounds callous, but it’s more compassionate than what is actually happening.

    0 Comments / / Sep 22, 2015 at 4:21 PM
  • Decisions

    Biglaw, Job Searches, Law Schools, Reader Polls

    The Decision: Should A Minority With Asperger’s Even Bother?

    Do you need social skills in order to thrive in Biglaw?

    73 Comments / / May 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM
  • unemployed lawyer

    Attorney Misconduct, Books, California, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Military / Military Law, Morning Docket, Murder, Prisons, Texas, Unemployment

    Morning Docket: 08.31.12

    * These are some sad times in Texas, y’all. It really hasn’t been a very good week for the Lone Star state in the courts. First their redistricting plan got thrown out, and now their voter ID law has been struck down. [CNN]

    * Jeh Johnson of the Defense Department may take legal action against the former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the Osama bin Laden raid, calling it a “material breach” of duty. Must be good; go buy it! [CBS News]

    * Bros will be bros: disbarment has been recommended for an attorney who failed to disclose to clients that he had been suspended for banging an underage chick who worked at his office. [National Law Journal]

    * Here are 15 Northeast law schools ranked by employment rate. After getting excited that mine was on the list — albeit dead last — I realized I’m seriously a low expectation havin’ motherf**ker. [Boston Business Journal]

    * George W. Huguely V, the UVA lacrosse player who beat his girlfriend to death, was sentenced to 23 years in prison. Distasteful joke alert: for his sake, we hope the prison uniforms have poppable collars. [Bloomberg]

    * A Maryland lawyer with autism and Sensory Processing Disorder has created a way for people to stop getting up in your personal space while riding public transportation. Say hello to the Sensory Shield! [Huffington Post]

    4 Comments / / Aug 31, 2012 at 9:13 AM
  • Biglaw, California, Crime, Health Care / Medicine, Kids, Partner Issues, Sexual Harassment, Small Law Firms, Solo Practitioners, White-Collar Crime

    Bad News for Former Biglaw Partners on the West Coast

    Many former partners at major law firms spend their post-Biglaw years living large — as well they should. After all, they worked very hard, for many years, to amass seven-figure, eight-figure, or even nine-figure fortunes. After leaving behind the life of billing 2000+ hours a year, they finally have time to enjoy the fruits of their labor. But not all ex-partners find themselves on Easy Street. Take, for example, these two ex-partners in California — one whose civil suit against her former firm isn’t going so well, and one who might be going from Biglaw, to a small firm, to the Big House….

    35 Comments / / Oct 24, 2011 at 6:50 PM
  • Crime, Health Care / Medicine, Kids, White-Collar Crime

    Former MoFo Partner Accused of Major Fraud

    You know how violent felons treat pedophiles particularly bad in the prison system? I wonder if fraudsters reserve special scorn for people who use their disabled children as part of the scam? A former partner at Morrison & Foerster may soon find out. He’s been arrested for defrauding the state of California out of hundreds […]

    50 Comments / / Aug 26, 2010 at 6:09 PM
  • Health Care / Medicine, Kids, Washington Post

    “Special Courts,” Vaccines, and Autism

    The government acknowledged that a link exists between autism and the routine vaccines which one girl from Georgia was given as a child: The cases are before a special “vaccine court” that doles out cash from a fund Congress set up to pay people injured by vaccines and to protect makers from damages as a […]

    82 Comments / / Mar 7, 2008 at 9:39 AM