60 posts categorized "Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track"

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 (4)

John Quinn Feels Your Pain

The famous litigator shows a more tender side. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 4:09 AM on June 9, 2016 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Partner chats | Comments (1)

David Boies Has a Thing for The Good Wife

The super lawyer makes a star turn. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 6:39 AM on May 10, 2016 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power | Comments (0)

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)

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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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