Bridezilla

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    2nd Circuit, ACLU, Biglaw, China, Insider Trading, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Prisons, Religion, Sentencing Law, Solo Practitioners, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Student Loans, Weddings

    Morning Docket: 12.05.12

    * Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the fairest firm of them all? According to the 2012 Acritas Brand Index survey, the current leader of the Global 100 is the most powerful Biglaw brand for the fifth year in a row. [American Lawyer]

    * But that might not last for long, considering the dilemma Baker & McKenzie is facing when it comes to joining the Shanghai Bar Association in China. The firm is one of the first to indicate that it’ll take the plunge. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Thanks to the Second Circuit, Rajat Gupta will be a free man on bail pending the appeal of his insider trading conviction. We wonder what Benula Bensam would have to say about this new twist. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Jason Smiekel, the lawyer who pleaded guilty in a murder-for-hire plot involving a former client, was sentenced to eight and a half years in federal prison. The things men will do for HHHBs. [Chicago Tribune]

    * Student loan payments: coming to a paycheck deduction near you! Congress is considering an overhaul of the country’s student debt collection practices, and Rep. Tom Petri has some interesting ideas. [Bloomberg]

    * The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is the latest school to hop aboard the solo practice incubator train, but graduates will have to rent their office space from the school. Nice. /sarcasm [National Law Journal]

    * “We didn’t file this complaint lightly.” Sorry, Judge Norman, but as it turns out, you can’t just sentence a teenager to attend church for 10 years as a condition of parole without pissing off the ACLU. [Tulsa World]

    * When your alterations cost more than your wedding gown, it’s pretty much a given that you’ll have some problems — ones worth suing over, if you’re a true bridezilla (like moi). [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    3 Comments / / Dec 5, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Contests, Drinking, Lawyer of the Day, Partner Issues, Reader Polls

    October Lawyer of the Month: Drunk and Disorderly

    It’s time to announce the winner of October’s Lawyer of the Month competition. Our readers had a motley crew of female lawyers behaving badly to choose from, and one male attorney who probably would have loved to keep company with them all. But which kind of lawyer do our readers like the best? Drunk, naked, […]

    18 Comments / / Nov 7, 2011 at 5:26 PM
  • Contests, Drinking, Fashion, Fashion Victims Unit, Lawyer of the Day, Reader Polls, Weddings

    Lawyer of the Month: October Reader Poll

    It seems like lawyers got a little wild last month, especially the ladies. In fact, our candidate pool for October’s Lawyer of the Month contest was mostly dominated by women. Score one for women’s equality in the legal profession, even if we’re out there embarrassing ourselves. Only one of our candidates is a man, but […]

    19 Comments / / Nov 2, 2011 at 1:20 PM
  • Music, Old People, United Kingdom / Great Britain, Weddings

    This Bride Had No Desire to Be a ‘Dancing Queen,’ So She Sued

    Old people are so cute. From the way they don’t understand how to use modern technology, to the way they cringe at the music of our times, it just makes you want to squeeze their wrinkly, little cheeks. And old people in love? Well, that’s even cuter. So when we heard about a British couple […]

    18 Comments / / Oct 21, 2011 at 2:20 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day, Pictures, Weddings

    Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in… Oops, She’s Not Dressed

    From a bride’s pre-wedding hair and makeup session to her walk down the aisle, someone with a camera will be by her side snapping pictures all the way. And Staci does mean all the way. Did you ever think that a picture of you in your skivvies would make its way into your wedding album? This lawyerly bride sure didn’t. She was blushing alright, but with embarrassment….

    35 Comments / / Oct 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM