• Thanksgiving

    Biglaw, Holidays and Seasons, Partner Issues

    Biglaw Holiday Decision Tree: Do You Have To Work The Friday After Thanksgiving?

    How can you tell if you need to be working on Black Friday?

    17 Comments / / Nov 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM
  • Picture 17

    Boutique Law Firms, Lawyer Advertising, Ridiculousness, Small Law Firms

    Murray & Murray: Giving New Meaning to Family Law

    Nepotism and small-town law practice have gone hand in hand since the invention of the shingle. One firm out in Ohio, however, has taken the family business concept to a whole new level…

    33 Comments / / Aug 23, 2012 at 2:45 PM
  • Def Leppard


    Non-Sequiturs: 07.16.12

    * I thought Def Leppard got a cut every time a stripper takes off her clothes. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * Catherine Rampell tackles the sputtering lawyer salaries numbers. Yes, to the New York Times, you listen. [Economix / New York Times]

    * Oh nepotism, the thing that proves that it’s better to be lucky than good. [Wise Law NY]

    * It’s kind of funny if your entire document production can be flummoxed by a squirrel. [Wired]

    * The New York City Bar association is putting together a task force of people to look at the terrible legal job market. You know who isn’t trying to come up with the a response to the terrible market? It rhymes with American Bulls**ttar Association. [WSJ Law Blog]

    1 Comment / / Jul 16, 2012 at 6:07 PM
  • Small Law Firms

    Size Matters: In Praise of Nepotism

    Nepotism is not a new concept. Small firm columnist Valerie Katz would bet that anyone reading this article can imagine an example where nepotism played a role in one’s obtaining a legal job, rising to prominence at a law firm, or securing a client. Some people, including myself, used to scoff at those people. She thought that one should rise or fall based solely on his merit. She was wrong (and naive)….

    25 Comments / / Sep 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM
  • Asians, Media and Journalism, New York Times

    Don’t Mess With Singapore

    Readers of the New York Times may have noted an odd correction/apology in the paper last week: In 1994, Philip Bowring, a contributor to the International Herald Tribune’s op-ed page, agreed as part of an undertaking with the leaders of the government of Singapore that he would not say or imply that Prime Minister Lee […]

    15 Comments / / Mar 31, 2010 at 1:05 PM