74 posts categorized "Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track"

Trending: Crappy Law Schools and Crappier Lawyers

Reasons the legal profession is going to hell. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:01 PM on May 15, 2018 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:30 AM on April 16, 2018 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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 on March 5, 2018 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Women | Comments (0)

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 on February 20, 2018 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

Go to B-School Instead!

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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:12 PM on January 25, 2018 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs, Women | Comments (0)

Crystal Ball, Oh, Crystal Ball

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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:41 PM on January 9, 2018 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

Lawyers for Public Office + More News

Lawyers for public office; law school is back in vogue; and Edie Windsor's lawyer goes after a mini-Harvey. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:18 AM on November 17, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Yes, You Should Think About Your Post-Law Career

What lawyer doesn't long for another act? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:02 AM on October 28, 2017 in Advice, Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Jones Day Alums Driving the Anti-Gay Agenda + Other News

Another edition of news and gossip. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:33 PM on October 4, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (0)

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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:43 PM on May 10, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Women | Comments (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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