* “Sixty-year-old lawyers are out of touch with technology and today’s legal market.” ::nod:: [Chicago Lawyer Magazine]
* Lawyer suspended with no possibility of reinstatement for at least 120 days after skipping the country during a client’s trial. And lying about it. She’s actually ended up in our pages before. [Legal Profession Blog]
* Today, President Obama started smacking around for-profit schools, a group of people that, on a scale of 1 to ISIS rank about a 9. [Politico]
* Everyone’s talking about what was done to reach the marriage equality decision. What about what wasn’t done to get here? [Slate]
* More exposition of the famous 12 Rules of Client Service, and a chance to give credit where credit is due. Today, “Rule 4: Deliver work that changes the way clients think about lawyers.” Or convincing them that you may be a human parasite, but you’re their human parasite. [What About Clients?]
* Senator Ted Cruz describes his experience clerking for Chief Justice Rehnquist. We also learn what Justice Sandra Day O’Connor says about Internet porn. It’s not as exciting as Cruz would want you to think. Personally, I’d hoped she’d say something about “Long Dong Silver,” but alas. [POLITICO]
* Lawyer disciplined for stealing wine. Lots and lots of wine. [Legal Profession Blog]
* Has marriage equality rendered Chief Justice Roberts a footnote to history? [Reuters]
* An in-depth look at New York’s Riker’s Island facility from the perspective of those who live and work there. And let’s not undersell the word “live,” since we have kids living there for 7 years awaiting trial. [New York Magazine]
* Shearman & Sterling’s Doreen Lilienfeld discusses building gender balance in Biglaw. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]
* A thorough guide to Bitcoin for judges. But more importantly, a solidly academic title, “Realm of the Coin.” I see what you did there. [Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law via SSRN]
* Congratulations to former Bloomberg media attorney Charles Glasser, who will be teaching a course about investigative reporting at NYU’s Institute for Journalism. Too bad there aren’t really investigative journalism jobs anymore. Perhaps these are the kinds of classes that can bring those jobs back. [Talking Biz News]
* The regret of every young person must be that they will never be able to duplicate this experience. [What About Clients?]
After a decade of 60+ trips to Hong Kong from his former Miami home, our Evan Jowers has finally taken the plunge and moved to Hong Kong on a permanent basis. Since ’06, Evan has been head of Kinney’s Asia recruiting and over that time Kinney has easily placed more US associates, counsels and partners at top tier US and UK firms than any other recruiting firm (we have also made many in-house placements). (…)
This attorney is currently being held on $100,000 bond.
Mandating knowledge and lawyer competency of social media seems a little foolhardy.
What Biglaw firm is in hot water for ordering the destruction of dox?
Insulting the body that’s disciplining you is not a wise idea — for your pocketbook, or for advancing the valid reform proposals you might have.
Another wild set of allegations — love, lawyering, and judicial vengeance.
* Ouch! The Florida Supreme Court just unanimously told a lower court judge to STFU and GTFO. Judge Laura Watson, who was elected to her position in 2012, was summarily ousted from the bench for shady conduct that took place before her judgeship commenced. [Sun Sentinel]
* The ABA postponed making a decision on whether it’ll approve a merger between Hamline Law and William Mitchell Law. Not to worry, everything will be okay. Come on, as if the ABA would let a failing law school completely crash and burn. [MPR News]
* We mentioned this week that Hank Greenberg won his A.I.G. bailout suit, but we didn’t get around to the part where Davis Polk got quite the judicial spanking from an “irritated” judge — and the firm wasn’t even named as a defendant. [DealBook / New York Times]
* Uh oh. It looks like Ellen Pao just got “powed.” Judge Harold Kahn has tentatively ruled that Pao must pay about $276,000 in trials costs to Kleiner Perkins. (Special thanks go out to ATL commenter Paul Harvey for this clever little quip.) [Digits / Wall Street Journal]
* Micah Green, a prominent lobbyist at Squire Patton Boggs, is headed for greener pastures at Steptoe. He’s the latest rainmaker to leave, which makes us wonder if the firm will be satisfied with only being able to make it drizzle. [PowerPost / Washington Post]
As lawyers, we should be outraged over homelessness among our profession. But this particular homeless guy still seems like a jerk.
Succeeding as a new associate is a juggling act that will involve balancing your evolving legal expertise with managing your workload, creating relationships with partners, fellow associates and support staff at your firm, and building strong business relationships. Here are a few tips to help you thrive during this pivotal time in your legal career. […]
* Real quick before you tweet that out — New York has updated its ethical guidelines regarding social media. Are you familiar with the best practices? [New York Law Journal]
* Norway has said goodbye to the old boys network — at least when it comes to women’s representation on corporate boards. The top down approach that was successful in Norway may not be politically palatable in the United States, but it certainly provides food for thought. [American Lawyer]
* Recently released documents (thank you FOIA) reveal a years-long legal battle between the federal government and UnitedHealth Group over Medicare overbilling. [NPR]
* If it walks like a tax hike and swims like a tax hike and quacks like a tax hike, it’s probably a tax hike — no matter what double talk Governor Sam Brownback tries to sell you. Seriously, what is the matter with Kansas? [Talking Points Memo]
* Nine people are dead after a gunman attacked a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Among the dead is State Senator Clementa Pinckney. The gunman is still at large. Our heart goes out to the families of the victims. [New York Times]
* A lesson in how to get sued by your employees. [Lowering the Bar]
* The perfect civ pro exam all in one case. [PrawfsBlawg]
* Are old lawyers bad lawyers? [Law and More]
* On June 23rd in Indianapolis, come hear David and Judge Tinder talk about judging, clerking, and ethics — and get CLE credit too. [Indiana Law Blog]
Practice pointer: when engaged in the practice of law, don’t be racist — actually, don’t be racist at all, but you’ve got to expect some repercussions when there is a record of your racism involved.
Small Penises And Duels — A Curious Lawyer Fee Dispute.
A lesson for all lawyers: never let a client check out your “briefs.”
* It may have taken two years, but Lindsay Lohan finally completed her community service for her reckless driving conviction. In other news, for the first time in almost eight years, the Hollywood has-been is off probation. Yay! [Los Angeles Times]
* A former staff attorney at Drinker Biddle was suspended from practice after overbilling his time doing doc review work by just a tad — 418.5 hours, to be exact. He owes the firm $12,500 to be paid in monthly installments of $100. [Legal Intelligencer]
* An ex-assistant dean and a professor at Cleveland-Marshall Law filed suit against Dean Craig Boise, claiming he retaliated against them after they assisted the faculty in unionizing. This, after they were offered raises of $0 or $666. [Northeast Ohio Media]
* Someone’s allegedly been a very bad boy: Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted by a federal grand jury for lying to the FBI in an attempt to conceal payoffs to a third party to cover up his “prior bad acts.” We wonder what those “bad acts” were… [BuzzFeed News]
* We bet you didn’t know that if you get convicted for sex on the beach you’d have to serve jail time and register as a sex offender. Protip: Don’t let 3-year-olds catch you doing the dirty in public. You’ll regret it for life (or until you win an appeal). [Bradenton Herald]