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    Biglaw, Drugs

    An Update On An Addicted Associate

    Whatever happened to the Biglaw associate who reached out to Above the Law and its readers for advice on dealing with a very serious addiction problem?

    24 Comments / / Aug 17, 2015 at 5:44 PM
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    Biglaw, Drugs

    A Biglaw Associate’s Terrible Dilemma

    What would you advise this associate to do?

    134 Comments / / Jun 24, 2014 at 5:35 PM
  • Perhaps they meant this kind of Macho Man?

    Biglaw, Football, Gender, In-House Counsel, Kids, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Sentencing Law, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Utah

    Morning Docket: 10.19.12

    * Congrats to Larren Nashelsky for being one bad ass MoFo. He’s taking over as Chair of Morrison & Foerster, and claims the firm’s had “some of [its] best years in recent years.” [San Francisco Business Times]

    * Macho, macho man! You’ve got to be, a macho man to work at Dechert. An ex-associate says he was fired for using FMLA time and blames the firm’s “macho culture” in his retaliation complaint. [National Law Journal]

    * Sorry, but you make too much damn money. Utah’s Judicial Conduct Commission recommended a judge for censure because his salary was “in excess of the amount allowed by law.” [Standard-Examiner]

    * “We’re all reacting to Darwinian pressures in the market and from students.” Maybe that’s why law schools are adding more classes having to do with careers as in-house counsel. [Corporate Counsel]

    * Jerry Sandusky has asked Judge John Cleland to reconsider his 30-60 year prison sentence because he thinks it’s excessive. Strange, because some people would argue it wasn’t excessive enough. [Bloomberg]

    2 Comments / / Oct 19, 2012 at 9:07 AM