August
22

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

Is Roger Ailes Lurking at Your Firm?

Lawyers are much more subtle and clever about harassment. Continue Reading

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August
20

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

The Donald and Wachtell, Lipton + More Weird Stuff

Gossip and weird news edition: Trump, Bad Boy and Guns. Continue Reading

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August
17

Advice, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Tips on Getting Out of Jury Duty

It's easy: Lie. And guess who's really good at this? Continue Reading

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August
11

Diversity, Money/Power

I Was Juror No. 4

What lawyer would be crazy enough to pick me as a juror? Continue Reading

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August
9

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Why Senior Female Lawyers Are Dropping Out

It's not just the mid-level women who are leaving firms. Continue Reading

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August
7

Web Briefs

Legal Jerkdom Awards

How jerks use the law. Continue Reading

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August
2

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

Want to Do Socially Conservative Pro Bono? Good Luck.

Should firms take on unpopular pro bono causes? Continue Reading

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July
29

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Women

If Megyn Can Bare It, Why Not You?

How much can we ladies show during the dog days of summer? Continue Reading

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July
26

Advice, Women

10 Male Behaviors that Drive Female Lawyers Crazy

It's time for some rules of behavior for men. Continue Reading

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July
20

Home/Work

Lawyers on the Beach

David and Ted are biking in Europe. Randy is hanging out with Alec. Poor Marcia is working. Continue Reading

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July
14

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Mummy Dearest

Mommy Wars, British-style. Continue Reading

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June
24

Money/Power

Senior Associates Left Out of Salary Boom

That big salary hike is largely for the young. Continue Reading

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June
20

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

White Female Privilege

Study finds economic status determines whether women stick with jobs. Continue Reading

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June
12

How Women Can Be Assertive (Yet Lovable!)

Indirect aggressiveness and physical gestures are what women need to learn. Continue Reading

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June
9

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Partner chats

John Quinn Feels Your Pain

The famous litigator shows a more tender side. Continue Reading

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June
1

Law Students/Law Schools

Best and Worst Law Schools for Jobs

The annual list of schools worth the trouble (maybe) and those you definitely want to avoid. Continue Reading

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May
26

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

Your Boss Thinks You're Too Sexy

It's his problem, but guess who pays the price? Continue Reading

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May
25

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women

The New Must-Have: 20 Weeks of Paid Paternity Leave

Winston & Strawn throws down the gauntlet. Will other firms follow? Continue Reading

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May
23

Home/Work, Women

Can We Stop the Anxious Mommy Nonsense?

Moms with middle school kids face crisis, says study. Should we care? Continue Reading

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May
18

Advice, Management/Mismanagement

Hell, Yeah, You Can Bitch on the Job!

Workers have a legal right to be negative on the job. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:12 AM | Post a Comment (1)
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About The Careerist

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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