53 posts categorized "Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track"

We Are All Barbie

Barbie is the ultimate career gal—she's been a prom queen, astronaut, and lawyer—and much, much more. How sexist to pick on her for the way she looks! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:21 PM on February 17, 2014 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Women | Comments (4)

Bloggers Were Put on Earth for a Reason

David Lat sits down with the Careerist to discuss the meaning of blogs. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:06 PM on February 11, 2014 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track | Comments (1)

Spanking the Lawyer

Personal injury lawyer Jamie Casino's Superbowl ad gets the thumb down from the State Bar. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:24 PM on February 9, 2014 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track | Comments (1)

Milbank's Bête Noire Is Now Law School Dean

The associate that railed against Milbank Tweed's treatment of women is back in the spotlight. Michelle Mumford talks about going back to work after six kids, being a Mormon woman, and who should go to BYU Law School. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:34 PM on November 4, 2013 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (1)

Don't Put Down Staff Attorneys!

Some people are perfectly happy not being on the partnership track. Carroll Welch of Pace Law School writes about why being being a staff attorney can be a great job. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 7:06 AM on October 14, 2013 in Advice, Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Women | Comments (3)

She's All Tied Up

Ex-Kasowitz Benson partner Noelle Kowalczyk chucked her hard-earned partnership to devote herself to her fantasy career. How risky is that? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:45 PM on September 25, 2013 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track | Comments (3)

I Got My Dream Job Through Pro Bono

Lesley Rosenthal, the GC of Lincoln Center, writes about how doing volunteer work got her one of the most coveted jobs in New York—and how you can do it too. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 2:13 PM on September 9, 2013 in Advice, Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track | Comments (2)

Trophy Wife Is An Alternative Career

News flash: Powerful men now want trophy wives who are serious career gals. Good news for all you lawyeresses out there in Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:48 PM on July 15, 2013 in Advice, Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (9)

Sorry, Charlie, Your Wife Won't Support You

Men want to stay home to be a full-time parent as much as women, says a new survey. Good luck with that. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:48 PM on May 28, 2013 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Women | Comments (9)

Women Graduates of Elite Colleges Opt Out More

Want to find women who will stick it out on the job? Hire ones who didn't go to a fancy college. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:52 PM on April 30, 2013 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Women | Comments (10)

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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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