65 posts categorized "Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track"

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 12:43 PM on May 10, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Women | Comments (1)

Hello Pink Ghetto

Why are there so many women in low-paying, pedestrian practices? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:52 AM on May 1, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

So You Want to be a Divorce Lawyer? Dishing with Eleanor Alter

Celebrity divorce lawyer Eleanor Alter and her partners talk about representing the rich and famous. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:29 AM on April 3, 2017 in Advice, Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Partner chats, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (2)

Loss, Hope and What She Wore

Meet Karen Dunn, the Boies Schiller partner who coached Hillary Clinton for the presidential debates, and the woman who was almost White House counsel. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:53 PM on March 1, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Women | Comments (1)

"We All Work for the Man."

Former Cravath partner writes about dystopia and the abuses of power. Was he writing about Big Law? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:35 AM on February 26, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Louis Begley on Law, Sex and Anti-Semitism

My chat with the distinguished writer (and lawyer). Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 1:43 PM on November 28, 2016 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Partner chats | Comments (0)

On Happiness Scale, Big Law Partners Rank High (No, Really)

Big Law partners rank themselves high on the satisfaction scale. Is the miserable lawyer an urban myth? Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 4:15 AM on October 21, 2016 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Ready for the Backlash Against New Mommies?

Can some of those super generous leave policies for new moms be too generous? Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 4:06 AM on September 28, 2016 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

My Surreal Day with Obama, the NYPD and Snipers

Strange but true happenings. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:08 PM on September 26, 2016 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

Why Do the "Best" Women Leave Law Firms? Because They Can.

It's not feminist but it's what they do. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:36 AM on September 23, 2016 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (5)

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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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