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

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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

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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

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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

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January
27

Yes, Male Clients Prefer Male Partners

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

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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

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January
16

My Funniest, Saddest and Most Loathed Careerists Posts for 2017

The annual roundup. Continue Reading

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January
12

Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs, Women

Trumpers' Go-To Guy and the Truth About Roy Moore's "Jewish" Lawyer

My pick of piquant news. Continue Reading

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January
9

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

Crystal Ball, Oh, Crystal Ball

The Careerist makes her predictions for the new year. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:41 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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January
5

Home/Work, Money/Power, Web Briefs

News & Gossip: Associates' Outrage, Royal Finances and Cooley's Coolness

Another edition of news and gossip you might have missed. Continue Reading

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January
2

Diversity, Money/Power, Web Briefs, Women

What! You Didn't Make the Latest Best Lawyer List!?!

Some news for your amusement on a wintry day. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:04 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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December
27

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

The Silence of Judge Kozinski's Former Clerks in Big Law

A lot of women have accused Judge Alex Kozinski of inappropriate behavior—except those who work in Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:32 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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December
20

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

Reasons Why Women in BigLaw Should Be Thankful + Other News

More biased views of what's in the news. Continue Reading

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December
15

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

Let's Talk about Judge Kozinski's Victim: Heidi Bond

What Kozinki's clerk Heidi Bond went through is shocking, sad and life-altering. Continue Reading

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December
13

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

Can We Get Rid of Alex Kozinski?

Federal judge Alex Kozinski has behaved outrageously, but he's got the law on his side. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:16 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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December
9

Diversity, Women

Are We Forgetting about Black Women Lawyers?

Black female lawyers face the same problems as their male counterparts. And more. Continue Reading

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December
6

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

David Boies Is in Trouble with Women. Again.

Was Boies personally involved in slut-shaming? Does that matter? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:18 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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December
5

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Web Briefs

Are Lawyers that Thick?

New briefs: The official ABA worst law school list, the Mooch's latest target, harassment at TED talks + more. Continue Reading

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November
21

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

Men, Are You Really that Confused?

Some advice for the post-Wesinterin era. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:00 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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