December
6

Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

David Boies Is in Trouble with Women. Again.

Was Boies personally involved in slut-shaming? Does that matter? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:18 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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December
5

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Web Briefs

Are Lawyers that Thick?

New briefs: The official ABA worst law school list, the Mooch's latest target, harassment at TED talks + more. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:32 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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November
21

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

Men, Are You Really that Confused?

Some advice for the post-Wesinterin era. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:00 AM | Post a Comment (2)
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November
17

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women

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 | Post a Comment (0)
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November
13

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

It's Lonely at the Top for BigLaw's Few Black Leaders

Positive stories about the state of black lawyers are rare. But this is one of them. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:35 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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November
10

Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power

BakerHostetler Partners Give Trump Reckless Advice (+ Other News)

Two BigLaw partners tell Trump that he has awesome powers to wreck and destroy—and that he ought to use them. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:32 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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November
9

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

David Boies' Mea Culpa Doesn't Cut It

David Boies falls on his sword, but questions about his involvement in the Weinstein saga remains open. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:03 AM | Post a Comment (1)
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November
1

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power

Amal Clooney's #Me-Too Moment (Sort Of) + Other News

Amal, extortion, bargains and more. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 10:07 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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October
31

Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power

Are Black Alums of Harvard Law Doing Better?

Law school pedigree matters for everyone, but it might matter even more for blacks. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:17 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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October
28

Advice, Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Partner chats

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 | 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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