Category Archives: legal practice

Supervillains Offer Attorneys Job Satisfaction, Perks

Sylvia Hutton enjoys the perks of a top-notch general counsel: She flies on the corporate jet, mingles with industry heads, consults government officials, and makes innumerable legal decisions on behalf of her employer.  There’s only one major difference: Her client is a … Continue reading

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Glamorous Work Eludes ‘Hollywood’ Lawyer

LOS ANGELES – The phone rang at three in the morning.  The panicked, celebrity client called out to the one person she goes to for emergencies: her attorney. Picking the phone up from his bedside, entertainment lawyer Jerry Britman gathers … Continue reading

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Trial Attorney’s Life a Rich Tapestry of Tortious Conduct

LUBBOCK – In the pantheon of Texas trial attorneys, Larry Foster is a giant among men.  Not only has he spent decades serving plaintiffs across the Lone Star State, but he has managed to commit or inflict an incredible variety … Continue reading

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Law Grads Follow Jobs, Move to India

MUMBAI — Adventurous or desperate?  That’s the question for a growing number of American law school graduates looking for work in India.  For Sally Nicholson, a recent arrival, the answer lies somewhere in between. “I’d say I’m desperately adventurous,” shrugged Nicholson, “I’ve been … Continue reading

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Law Firm Partner Prides Self in Total Lack of Computer Savvy

ATLANTA — With a large, established book of business generating a steady flow of billable hours, litigator Byron Arnold is a valued partner at mega-firm Prince & Easton.  Yet somehow, more than ten years into the 21st century, he remains proud of the fact he possesses … Continue reading

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Corporate HR Still Has No Idea How To Read a Lawyer Resume

BOSTON — Denise Jackson is Human Resources Director at a Fortune 500 company and considered one of the best in her field.  Having worked at several corporations across the United States, her experiences makes her a popular guru at meetings of … Continue reading

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WNBA Game Deemed “Unacceptable Use of Promo Budget”

WASHINGTON — A young attorney in the nation’s capital became the poster child for a question facing many Biglaw attorneys: What is an acceptable use of the promotional budget given by large law firms to their lawyers?  According to one … Continue reading

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Medical Doctor Wishes He Stuck with Pre-Law

ROCHESTER, MN — On paper, Doctor Henry R. Thornton seems to have a storybook life.  He graduated top of his class from the Duke University School of Medicine, did his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and finished his … Continue reading

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Forget Dylan: Lawyers and Judges Using Contemporary Song Lyrics

Reports that Bob Dylan’s song lyrics are the most quoted in judicial opinions and briefs have inspired a new generation of lawyers and judges to broaden the law’s lyrical oeuvre with their own selections –to varying results. Charles Grant, professor of law at … Continue reading

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“Associate Gladiators” gets Big Ratings on truTV

NEW YORK CITY — The battle for prime associate positions at a prestigious Manhattan law firm has proven to be a ratings darling for cable television network truTV.  In “Associate Gladiators,” incoming young attorneys compete against each other in physical … Continue reading

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