June
21

Law Students/Law Schools, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Trump Has a Beauty Queen Problem

Time for another edition of news and gossip! Continue Reading

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June
16

Money/Power, Women

Take Your Pick: 1) Ditzy Broad. 2) Angry Bitch.

Lordy. Lordy. Lordy. Parsing the latest string of sexism. Continue Reading

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June
13

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

James Comey: Feminist du Jour?

How refreshing that a 6-foot, 8-inch hunk of a guy can be reduced to a girly-girl. Continue Reading

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June
8

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Mr. Kellyanne Conway Is His Own Man

George Conway just threw his wife under the bus. But maybe he has reasons. Continue Reading

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June
5

Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Millennials Want Gender Equality? Not Really.

I'd love to drink the millennial Kool-Aid. But this is not the group to pin our hopes for gender equality. Continue Reading

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June
2

Advice, Fashion/Style/Etiquette

Flip Flops, Tank Tops, Tattoos—Oh My!

Every day is now casual dress day at many firms. And some lawyers are pushing the acceptability envelope. Continue Reading

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May
24

Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Man-Up, Don McGahn

The Careerist offers the White House Counsel some career advice. Continue Reading

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May
19

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs, Women

Are Trump's Endorsements Helping Morgan Lewis?

News and gossip edition. Continue Reading

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May
15

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

To the Single Ladies

Study by three economic professors find that women downplay their ambitions to make themselves more attractive to men. Continue Reading

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May
12

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Big Firm Dumps Annual Reviews, and Associates Cheer (Especially Women)

Few firms have the courage to trash this useless rite. Continue Reading

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May
10

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Women

We Are the Ladies Who Lunch. Got a Problem with That?

When men golf, it's business development. When women lunch, it's a silly girl-thing. What's with that? Continue Reading

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May
8

Home/Work, Money/Power

Sorry, Rainmakers Don't Sit at Home in PJs

Of course, we all want to make oodles of money while lounging around at home. Continue Reading

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May
5

Home/Work, Money/Power

The Young and the Restless

They want it their way. Whatever that means. Continue Reading

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May
1

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Hello Pink Ghetto

Why are there so many women in low-paying, pedestrian practices? Continue Reading

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April
28

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

Would Law Firms Boot Bill O'Reilly?

Would law firms be just as slow to dump an abusive rainmaker? Continue Reading

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April
24

Should Firms Out Lawyers on Work/Life Balance Track?

"Flextime" doesn't have the best connotation for women lawyers. So why is this firm putting that label on some of its lawyers? Continue Reading

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April
18

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women

Firms Announce Flex Time Policies. How Exciting.

Making a fuss about flextime? How 2010. Continue Reading

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April
11

Advice, Money/Power, Women

Yep, Women Are Lousy at Rejection

Women don't take rejection well. But not because of the reason you assume. Continue Reading

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April
6

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Mike Pence, Lust and Big Law

Think male partners in Big Law are more enlightened than Mike Pence? Hah! Continue Reading

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April
3

Advice, Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Partner chats, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

So You Want to be a Divorce Lawyer? Dishing with Eleanor Alter

Celebrity divorce lawyer Eleanor Alter and her partners talk about representing the rich and famous. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:29 AM | Post a Comment (2)
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The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering.

About Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com

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