• Minimum-Wage

    Craigslist, Job Searches

    Law Firm Now Offering Sub-Minimum Wage Paycheck!

    Can it get worse than minimum wage? Oh it can.

    21 Comments / / Apr 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM
  • angry guy at keyboard LF

    Contract Attorneys, Craigslist, Document Review

    Document Reviewer Gets Angry At Staffing Agency — Hilarity Ensues

    Ever want to rant to the entire world about your cr@ppy job? That’s what one doc reviewer did in an epic Craigslist ad.

    25 Comments / / Mar 19, 2014 at 10:27 AM
  • iStock_000010515567Small-RF

    Craigslist, Law Schools, Legal Research

    The Lowest Job A Lawyer Can Get Is Now ‘Law Student’

    A T14 law student is asking experienced attorneys to do homework assignments for cash.

    23 Comments / / Mar 18, 2014 at 12:08 PM
  • iStock_000023697908Small-RF

    Contract Attorneys, Craigslist, Job Searches

    Seeking Hard-Working Lawyer To Make Less Than A Contractor

    When firms start undercutting the contract attorney market, things are getting rough.

    10 Comments / / Mar 11, 2014 at 5:37 PM
  • This is pretty archaic.

    Biglaw, Craigslist, Football, Gambling / Gaming, Gay, Gay Marriage, Lateral Moves, Non-Sequiturs, Partner Issues, Prisons, Technology, Video games

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.14.14

    * Being a mass murderer wouldn’t be any fun if you couldn’t play video games. Also, let’s Upworthy this: Elie tells a story about himself dancing naked… you won’t believe what happens next. [ATL Redline]

    * Ted Wells of Paul Weiss finally got off his duff and issued his report on the harassment situation in the Miami Dolphins locker room. [Deadspin]

    * ♫Rubber Duckie, you’re the one, you make state legislative sessions drafting complicated statutes allowing gambling on racing you so much fun!♫ [Lowering the Bar]

    * From the “dick moves” file, this guy put up a Craigslist ad pimping out his neighbor without her knowledge or consent. From the f**king idiot files, this guy had no idea how easy it would be for the authorities to track him down. [IT-Lex]

    * Is the aggressive lateral partner recruitment strategy bringing results? [Adam Smith, Esq.]

    * There’s pretty much nothing OK with the new gay segregation law in Kansas. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * The Virginia decision legalizing gay marriage made one slight misstatement. “Our Constitution declares that ‘all men’ are created equal.” Really? Does it now? [Josh Blackman’s Blog; WSJ Law Blog]

    * Intelligence Squared held a debate last night between Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and the ACLU’s Ben Wizner against former prosecutor (not Weekend at Bernie’s star) Andrew McCarthy and former CIA Director R. James Woolsey on the question: Snowden Was Justified. The video is embedded after the jump…. [Intelligence Squared]

    0 Comments / / Feb 14, 2014 at 5:01 PM
  • unemployed t-shirt LF

    California, Craigslist, Job Searches, Kids, Law Schools

    Parent Begs Firms To Hire Son — Offers To Pay Part Of Son’s Salary

    Going on Craigslist to beg for a job for your son.

    57 Comments / / Feb 11, 2014 at 4:16 PM
  • Note: This is not using proper, Catalyst-branded rolling papers

    Craigslist, Crime, Drugs, Election Law, Legal Ethics, Non-Sequiturs, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.07.14

    * A lawyer who sold 2200 pounds of marijuana can’t practice in Minnesota any more. That’s a metric tonne, by the way. Jeez, now I sound like Thomas Corwin Mendenhall. [Minneapolis Star-Tribune]

    * If you can use Craigslist to commit crime, you can use it to solve crime. Awesome. Now, if you can use Craigslist to spark a race to the bottom in legal wages, can you use it to reverse that trend. No. [Legal Juice]

    * And if you think it’s tough for young lawyers to find a job here, then was a U.K. firm really asking prospective lawyers to invest money in the firm in exchange for a job? [Legal Cheek]

    * McGruff the Crime Dog wanted to take a bite out of crime… with a grenade launcher. [CBS Houston]

    * How to keep yourself productive. I’m very intrigued by this browser add-on she mentions… [Corporette]

    * This may come as a shock, but Glenn Greenwald is troubled by the Obama administration’s legal justification for killing American citizens overseas via drone. [The Guardian]

    * The Careerist’s Vivia Chen interviewed David during LegalTech. You can watch it at this link. [Law Technology News]

    * Did you see The Daily Show take on a recent trend in election law? Professor Rick Hasen did. And the video is embedded below… [Election Law Blog]

    2 Comments / / Feb 7, 2014 at 5:01 PM
  • depressed woman

    Craigslist, Job Searches, Law Schools, Suicide

    Lawyer Threatens Suicide If No Job Is Secured By New Year’s

    A Craigslist poster goes to extreme lengths to get noticed… we hope.

    63 Comments / / Dec 16, 2013 at 4:03 PM
  • iStock_000000332116XSmall-RF

    Contract Attorneys, Craigslist, Job Searches, Unemployment

    This Craigslist Post Expresses The Rage Of A Lost Generation Of Lawyers Through Genius and F-Bombs

    Most people will dismiss this guy’s post as an unhinged rant. Most people are also stupid.

    63 Comments / / Nov 26, 2013 at 12:21 PM
  • e71N9qA

    Art, Bankruptcy, Craigslist, Divorce Train Wrecks, Non-Sequiturs, Television, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.18.13

    * Man buys the house next to his ex-wife and installs a $7,000 bronze sculpture of a raised middle finger. Art that marries form and function. [The Daily Mail]

    * George Zimmerman’s been arrested again. Shocking. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * Judge Victor Marrero orders MF Global to pay over $1 billion to customers. Serves those MFs right. [CNBC]

    * The Second Circuit has punted on the question of whether defunct firms in New York have an ownership right to fees earned by former partners who took work to new firms. [Am Law Daily]

    * Howard Morris, the former co-chief executive of SNR Denton, is joining MoFo as the head of the bankruptcy and restructuring group in London. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * NBC has a new show about a criminal court judge who is a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman. So basically a documentary about Justice O’Connor’s early years. [Deadline]

    * So Detroit might be the worst place to work. Even with that caveat, it’s hard to believe this ad seeking someone to do, “whatever other crazy type stuff this (bastard) lawyer of ours thinks up.” A screenshot is provided after the jump in case the ad comes down.… [Craigslist]

    1 Comment / / Nov 18, 2013 at 5:31 PM
  • business man looks suspicious

    Craigslist, Job Searches

    Can’t Find Work? Have You Considered Moving to Ukraine Under Shady Circumstances?

    Craigslist. The home of potentially deadly job offers.

    15 Comments / / Nov 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM
  • depressed woman

    Craigslist, Job Searches, Real Estate

    Horrible Job Watch: Surprisingly Honest Terrible Job Offer

    A job offer from people who know you are miserable.

    22 Comments / / Nov 8, 2013 at 1:33 PM
  • sex hook RF

    Craigslist, Law Schools, Sex

    Would You Have Sex With This Law Student, Between Classes?

    Please tell me there are no law students desperate enough for love to respond to this.

    49 Comments / / Oct 30, 2013 at 5:28 PM
  • dunce hat RF

    Bad Ideas, Craigslist, Law Schools

    Man Tries To Outsource Applying to Law School Via Craigslist

    This would-be law student seems to have none of the skills that lawyers need.

    27 Comments / / Oct 18, 2013 at 5:18 PM
  • b9-a-RF

    Biglaw, Contract Attorneys, Craigslist, Depositions, Document Review

    5 Threats Contract Attorneys Pose For Biglaw Associates

    Contract attorneys are doing more than just doc review these days, and it’s starting to encroach on traditional associate work.

    22 Comments / / Oct 16, 2013 at 10:46 AM
  • Remember Ecce Homo?

    Craigslist, Football, iPhone, Jury Duty, Law Schools, Lawrence Lessig, Non-Sequiturs, Pro Se Litigants, Technology, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.25.13

    * Apple gave the iPhone 5 fingerprint database to the NSA. This would be a gross invasion of privacy but Tim Cook masterminded this, so the NSA got the Ecce Homo of fingerprint image captures. [Hackers News Bulletin]

    * Charlie Sheen got dismissed from jury duty after only one day. #winning [TMZ]

    * Gordon from Sesame Street lost his palimony case. That’s because he was trying to duck out on the woman who mothered his “1… 2… 3… 4 kids! [thunderclap] Ah… ah… ah!” [Jezebel]

    * Remember the early days of Twitter? Legal Cheek went back and found some of the earliest Tweets from British legal luminaries. It’s just funnier when you imagine an English accent saying, “I appear to be on Twitter… why, I have no idea.” [Legal Cheek]

    * If you saw last week’s post on crazy people who claim that no court can try them because of maritime law, check out this epic opinion from Canada. Identifying those folks, like the maritime gang from last week, as Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument (“OPCA”) litigants, the opinion is 180 pages seeking “to uncover, expose, collate, and publish the tactics employed by the OPCA community.” [Alberta Courts]

    * Police crack down on a motorized bar stool. That’s fair, because if there’s one motor vehicle that you’re likely to fall off… [Lowering the Bar]

    * Professor Ilya Somin is touring the country and coming to a law school near you promoting his new book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter (affiliate link). Small government does usually smart, as in “cause a sharp, stinging pain.” [The Volokh Conspiracy]

    * An HLS grad working for the World Bank was rescued from the Kenyan mall hostage crisis. We wish her the best. [Daily Mail]

    * Senator Elizabeth Warren and Professor Lawrence Lessig are going to be speaking at an event called “The Founders v. The Roberts Court: Corruption, Campaign Finance, and McCutcheon v. FEC” tomorrow at noon Eastern. The event will be livestreamed at the link. [Constitutional Accountability Center]

    * Craigslist is suing Craigstruck, a company that specializes in delivering items ordered off of Craigslist. It’s how all those $5/hour attorneys get from place to place. Anyway, the owner of Craigstruck proposed to settle the legal dispute via football wager with Craigslist. If only all disputes could be settled this way. Video wager after the jump…

    6 Comments / / Sep 25, 2013 at 5:01 PM
  • Unionize RF

    Contract Attorneys, Craigslist, Job Searches

    A Contract Attorney Union?

    I don’t think this union idea will work, but it’s a fun try.

    48 Comments / / Sep 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM
  • iStock_000016737541XSmall

    Banking Law, Craigslist, DUI / DWI, Free Speech, Guns / Firearms, Jed Rakoff, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Securities and Exchange Commission, Securities Law

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.10.13

    * How low can the legal market go? Manhattan firm lists full-time associate opening for $10/hr. “NY to 10.” (Screenshot here if the ad is removed). [Craigslist]

    * Iowa is giving out gun permits to the blind. Sadly this is not a new phenomenon as David Sedaris explained years ago. [FindLaw]

    * Business Insider has fired its CTO because… he’s a jerk. An important lesson in what free speech does and doesn’t mean. [Popehat]

    * A UNC professor pulled over for a DWI has sparked a Fourth Amendment battle because she was arrested by a fire truck. [Fox News]

    * Banks facing SEC enforcement actions are basically just spinning a roulette wheel and praying it doesn’t land on “Rakoff.” [Ramblings on Appeal]

    * On a related note, Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke at the AFL-CIO conference and discussed the corporate capture of the federal courts (at 1:23:45 after the jump)…

    3 Comments / / Sep 10, 2013 at 5:01 PM