April
16

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

Can Stay-at-Home Moms Ever Get Back on the Career Track?

You are better off getting fired than leaving your job by choice—if that choice was quitting for the sake of the children, says study.  Continue Reading

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April
13

Law Students/Law Schools, Women

Law Schools: Where the Girls Are

Women represent more than 50 percent of law students, but are they going to decent law schools? Continue Reading

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April
10

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

Michael Cohen Is Magnificent!

Loyalty, chutzpah and authenticity: Cohen is the whole package.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:48 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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April
3

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

News & Gossip: Trump Legal Royalty, Fallen Mean Girl + More

Yes, it's that time again: News and gossip. Future Trump lawyers: The fabulous, glamorous trio. We know Donald Trump is having a hard time hiring lawyers to represent him. But despair no more! Help is on the way. It turns out there are some very well-credentialed young legal talents waiting... Continue Reading

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March
21

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Men (Not Women) Get Credit for Speaking Up

You can lean-in until you topple over, but you still won't get credit.  Continue Reading

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March
18

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

Ladies, Get Out Your Whip

You've hired a career coach, a business development tutor and a dress-for-success consultant, but I bet you forgot this: The dominatrix. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:25 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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March
15

Money/Power, Web Briefs, Women

Unrequited Love, Sizzling Texas + More News and Gossip!

Did John Quinn react like a jealous lover? Continue Reading

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March
8

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Will Being Named a "Hottie" Kill Your Career?

The #Me-Too era is killing sex symbols. What a shame. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:21 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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March
5

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

Maybe Women Just Don't Want It

What we don't talk about when we talk about the low rate of female partners: Some don't want the brass ring. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:52 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
26

Law Students/Law Schools, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Number of LSAT Takers Is Way Up, But Most Grads Think J.D. Isn't Worth the Money

Why is law school hot again? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:23 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
22

Diversity, Money/Power

Are Asian American Lawyers Suddenly Cool?

Asian-American lawyers make gains in general counsel ranks. It's not by accident. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:26 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
20

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

The Lawyer as Pimp

Michael Cohen didn't procure women for Trump's liaisons but he was the facilitator-extraordinaire. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:56 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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February
13

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

Baker McKenzie Partner Is Accused of Sexual Assault, But Where's the #MeToo?

So we are protecting the identity of the alleged sexual assaulter to protect the victim? Huh? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:53 AM | Post a Comment (1)
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February
9

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

Lesson from Hillary: Female Bosses Don't Always Side with Women

Think female bosses will step up to sexual harassers? You might be setting yourself up for disappointment. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:15 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
7

Money/Power, Web Briefs

British Angst + Kellyanne's Wisdom

My latest quick look at the news. Continue Reading

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February
5

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Single, Pregnant and 40-Ish: You Got a Problem With That?

Egg freezing is a big trend among women in Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:57 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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January
31

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

The Very Talented Don McGahn

The office of the presidency might go to hell, but the White House Counsel is going to come out of the quagmire smelling like a rose. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:54 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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January
27

Money/Power, Women

Yes, Male Clients Prefer Male Partners

Male clients are less likely to choose female lead partners, finds new research. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:04 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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January
25

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs, Women

Go to B-School Instead!

Some compelling reasons not to go to law school. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:12 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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January
16

My Funniest, Saddest and Most Loathed Careerists Posts for 2017

The annual roundup. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:59 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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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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