February
9

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track

Spanking the Lawyer

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

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February
4

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement

Want to Work from Costa Rica? No Prob, Says Quinn Emanuel

What kind of perks would you appreciate? Let see what Quinn Emanuel and Gibson Dunn offer their associates. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:23 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
2

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

Don't Look for Absolution in the Legal Profession

News about fabulist Stephen Glass, the English Maiden, and Dilworth's new chairman. Continue Reading

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January
30

Diversity, Women

Asian Associate Numbers Up; Black Associate Numbers Drop

A look at NALP's latest report on minorities. Continue Reading

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January
28

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Women

Powerful Women Are Scary (and Kinky)

Are strong women not portrayed fairly in the media? A look at the recent fuss over Hillary Clinton's depiction as a giant leg. Continue Reading

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January
24

How to Train Junior Lawyers (Hint: Not the Big Law Way)

Why are junior associates so often unhappy? It's probably because they're not thrown into the fire soon enough, says Steve Susman, the founding partner of Susman & Godfrey. Continue Reading

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January
22

Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs

Groupons for Law Schools?

The latest on what's happening at law schools and beyond. Continue Reading

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January
21

Home/Work, Women

Kids Won't Kill Your Career, Says Study

A new study finds that economists with two or more kids outperform colleagues who are childless or have just one child. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:37 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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January
15

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

Hire a Bingham Partner for Only $220 an Hour!

News roundup: Big firms that offer surprisingly low partner rates; the fast track in Iowa; Alabama's moral clause; and Al Goldstein's legacy to Big Law. Continue Reading

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January
13

Partner chats

Why Cooley Is Cooler

Cooley chairman Stephen Neal talks about the business and culture of his firm, and what makes Cooley so different from the other brand name firms in Silicon Valley. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:28 PM | 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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