• Sorry, summers, but this is going away soon.

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.30.15

    * Which Biglaw firm is going to be changing up the way that it recruits new attorneys? That would be Quinn Emanuel. It’s planning to majorly scale back on summer associates and do something completely different. We’ll have more on this news later today. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * An undergrad who once had high hopes for law school decided to ditch his legal aspirations in favor of stand-up comedy. His mom is mad since it’s a “path that has no specific stability.” She obviously hasn’t read up on law school job stats lately. [Indy Channel]

    * Justice Kennedy should consider trading in his robes for a superhero’s cape, because he just swooped in to the rescue, again. With a 5-4 vote, SCOTUS stayed the Fifth Circuit’s decision regarding the closure of the majority of abortion clinics in Texas. [NPR]

    * Damn you, Dewey leaders! Per recent testimony in the criminal trial of the failed firm’s former top brass, but for news of the criminal probe spreading like wildfire throughout the profession, D&L could’ve merged with any number of firms to save itself. [Am Law Daily]

    * Some pretty major firms think they have better things to spend their Biglaw bucks on than donations to legal aid organizations. Only five firms were willing to publicly disclose more than $1 million in donations. [DealBook / New York Times via American Lawyer]

    10 Comments / / Jun 30, 2015 at 9:01 AM
  • Rock concerts are more fun than closings.

    Bloomberg, Career Alternatives, Music, Videos, YouTube

    Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Rock Star

    Meet a lawyer/rock star — and no, not a “rock star” of bankruptcy or ERISA law, but a real live rock star….

    7 Comments / / May 15, 2013 at 4:21 PM
  • stand up comedy RF

    Bloomberg, Career Alternatives, Television, Videos, Wall Street, Willkie Farr, YouTube

    Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Comedian

    Meet a Biglaw and in-house alum who’s now a hugely successful, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian.

    9 Comments / / Nov 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM