While you can seek permission to be yourself from the other people in your life, the permission ultimately comes from you.
* What do Moe Greene (RIP Alex Rocco) and the Foreign Corruption Practices Act have in common? Beside, of course, trying to stand up to the Godfather… [FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog]
* Bet this was a sentence you didn’t think you’d read after Scalia’s whiny dissent in Obergefell: Scalia may have helped the LGBT cause. [Slate]
* Are you halfway through your summer associateship and have no idea how you’re doing? Well, your firm isn’t likely to illuminate much, so here’s a self-assessment to peruse. [Ms. JD]
* “Are attorneys using AOL (as their email address) SOL?” Maybe not in their legal practice, but in another, more profound way, yes. Yes they are. [J.Key J.D.]
* Do attorneys actually need help saying “me first?” Well, if you’re the outlier, here’s some help. [Attorney At Work]
* In sentencing disgraced former Representative Michael Grimm, U.S. District Judge Pamela K. Chen ignored 35 letters in support of leniency for Grimm and quoted extensively from an activist’s letter blasting the former Congressman for “his lack of morals and unscrupulous actions.” [Staten Island Advance]
It has long been the case in Hong Kong that most UK law firms and a very small minority of US law firms have three month notice periods for their US associates built into their employment contracts. But until about 18 months ago it was not common for any firm to enforce a three month notice period when a US associate left solo[…]
What are the implications of services like LegalZoom for small-firm and solo lawyers?
Small firm columnist Valerie Katz would like you to meet Jessica Fairchild of Fairchild Law Offices, LLC. Fairchild, a University of Chicago graduate and former Sidley Austin attorney, started her own firm in May 2010. Fairchild’s path to solo success was the result of this lady making things happen. How can you achieve similar success? Try for yourself by following these steps….