* Judge uses hearing to take out lost luggage irritation on airline appearing before him. [Legal Cheek]
* Law schools should teach entrepreneurship, because students should be learning something they can apply when the job market turns up empty. [Tax Prof Blog]
* Meet Dylann Roof’s defense counsel, David Bruck. [The Marshall Project]
* Lawyer quits law and opens a brewery. Good idea. [Click on Detroit]
* Making “patently offensive racial, ethnic, homophobic, sexist, and other derogatory remarks to attorneys” nets a three-month suspension in New York. [Legal Profession Blog]
* After Bruce MacEwen expressed doubts over the usefulness of the Am Law 200 as “a conceptual category,” Kimberly Kleman, editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer, responds to the criticism. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]
This case has major implications for technology, data privacy, cloud computing, international relations, U.S. business interests, and media, so it deserves close attention.
Most everyone knows what an elevator speech is: it’s a short, pithy, memorable description of a company’s services. Lawyers have always built their reputations on their expertise, such that the creation of an elevator pitch should be one of the easiest things for an attorney to do; however, many lawyers still stumble over the basic question: “What do you do?”
Earlier this week, Time magazine released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Lawyers represent over 10 percent of the list. Which legal eagles soared into the Time 100 this year?
* New York magazine is on a roll: first the buzz-generating Paper Tigers piece, then the big Anna Nicole Smith story, and now this great profile of Paul Bergrin, “The Baddest Lawyer in the History of Jersey.” [New York Magazine] * When Elie read Megan McArdle’s response to his debt story, he screamed, “I said […]
I think it’s important for lawyers on the other side of the political divide from Paul, who’s a very fine lawyer, to reaffirm what Paul wrote [in his resignation letter from King & Spalding]. Paul is entirely correct that our adversary system depends on vigorous advocates being willing to take on even very unpopular positions. […]
The leading law firm of King & Spalding, which came under fire from LGBT rights groups after its defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) became public last week, has moved to withdraw from the litigation. The firm cited problems with the vetting process applied to the engagement. And Paul Clement, the former U.S. […]