Legal Assistants

  • Death Penalty, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.05.12

    * Dear readers, legal pundits, regular pundits, and the public at large: Please stop with this nonsense of how Sandra Fluke should sue Rush Limbaugh. Because I swear to God, if you guys make me indirectly defend Limbaugh, I will wear you guys out like the dirty little sluts you are. [Politico]

    * Which founding partner of a major law firm has abs of steel? [Dealbreaker]

    * A ranking of top moot court programs. I wouldn’t be surprised if the schools that are best at moot court are the schools that spend the most time lying to their students about how there’s a single goddamn employer out there who cares about moot court. [TaxProf Blog]

    * People think I hate cops, but I have nothing on Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives. Those guys are such cop haters that they want to pass a law to make it okay to kill them if they enter your house. All I want is to be able to get away with saying “yo’ mama” if they try to falsely arrest you in your own home. [Recess Appointments]

    * This legal assistant reminds me of what Lane Pryce might have said if he had been sacked for a job as a legal assistant. [Roll on Friday]

    * Really, it’s the pro-death penalty crowd that wants us to be more like Communist China. [A Public Defender]

    * Congratulations to the new leaders at Ms. JD. [Ms. JD]

    * Michigan man sues movie theater for overpriced snacks. He’s not suing for amount they charge to see movies over the past atrocious season, he just wants to spend less while he’s sucking down Goobers and watching them. (One quick side note on the Oscars ’cause I was sick last week: F*** you, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Maybe they should re-release Margin Call with Zach Quinto replaced by a French mime so you guys might notice something at least 1% of this country cares about.) [Huffington Post]

    15 Comments / / Mar 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    Crime, Drinking, Midsize Firms / Regional Firms, Paralegals, Police, Pregnancy / Paternity, Rape, Sex, Sex Scandals

    Greg Kelly Won’t Be Charged with Rape, But Who Is His Accuser? Where Did It All Go Down?

    Greg Kelly, the popular television host, has been cleared of his rape allegations — he won’t even face charges. When word of the rape accusation first hit the presses, all we knew was that it had allegedly taken place at a “lower Manhattan law firm.” Well, now we know the name of the accuser, and the name of the “downtown law firm” where the alleged rape occurred….

    94 Comments / / Feb 8, 2012 at 10:17 AM
  • Biglaw, Bonuses, California, Cheapness, Money, Paralegals, Secretaries / Administrative Assistants

    Is the Staff Getting the Short End of the Stick at Baker & McKenzie?

    Without paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, clerks, and receptionists, the entire Biglaw model could come to a screeching halt. That being said, we were a little bit shocked when we learned about what is allegedly happening at one of the world’s largest law firms, Baker & McKenzie. Apparently some members of the support staff aren’t getting the kind of support they need….

    65 Comments / / Aug 2, 2011 at 6:08 PM

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