May
22

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

What Women Can Learn from Michael Cohen

Just think how successful you could be if you displayed a fraction of Cohen’s bluster. Continue Reading

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May
15

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Web Briefs

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 | Post a Comment (0)
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May
9

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Shock. Shock. The Mommy-Track Is a Dead End!

Why do we perpetuate the myth that it’s viable to avail yourself of every family-friendly offering and never lose your place in the race? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:34 PM | Post a Comment (2)
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May
8

Fashion/Style/Etiquette

Our Annual Rite: The Central Park Ladies Hat Lunch

Our eye-candy edition for spring. Continue Reading

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April
23

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Partner chats, Women

Ex-Chadbourne Partner Kerrie Campbell Is Ready to Speak

What would you expect from the woman who called her firm, "an all-male dictatorship"? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:13 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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April
16

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Women

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 | Post a Comment (1)
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April
13

Law Students/Law Schools, Women

Law Schools: Where the Girls Are

Women represent more than 50 percent of law students, but are they going to decent law schools? Continue Reading

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April
10

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

Michael Cohen Is Magnificent!

Loyalty, chutzpah and authenticity: Cohen is the whole package.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:48 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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April
3

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

News & Gossip: Trump Legal Royalty, Fallen Mean Girl + More

Yes, it's that time again: News and gossip. Future Trump lawyers: The fabulous, glamorous trio. We know Donald Trump is having a hard time hiring lawyers to represent him. But despair no more! Help is on the way. It turns out there are some very well-credentialed young legal talents waiting... Continue Reading

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March
21

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Men (Not Women) Get Credit for Speaking Up

You can lean-in until you topple over, but you still won't get credit.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:56 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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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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