March
23

Home/Work, Money/Power

I Don't Know How He Does It: Kirkland Partner at Home With 11 Kids

Stop complaining about working from home with children. Continue Reading

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March
19

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Home/Work, Women

At Least You Can Quit Shaving Your Legs

There’s a silver lining to this coronavirus ordeal. Really. Continue Reading

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March
16

For Women Lawyers, Marriage (To Men) Sucks

Guess who gets stuck with the housework? Continue Reading

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March
10

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Female Leaders Are Helping Women? Maybe.

Are female leaders agents of change? Or cogs in the wheel? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:15 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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March
6

Money/Power, Partner chats

Barry Berke Is Now Talking

He worked like a dog battling Trump in the impeachment proceedings. Now what? Continue Reading

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March
5

Home/Work, Women

Really? We Need to Talk About Menopause at Work?

Is talking about menopause suppose to be progress? Hmm. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:13 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
18

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

Are Women Being Snookered By Those Fertility Perks?

Some folks think there are sinister motives behind those benefits. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:12 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
10

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

Dentons Is Investigating Partners Accused of Polygamy and Terrorist Ties

How do you monitor a firm with 10,000 lawyers scattered around the world? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:11 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
7

Money/Power

How Much Business Do You Need to Make a Lateral Move?

What's the magic number for a lateral partner—$5 million or a lot less? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:21 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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February
5

Home/Work, Law Students/Law Schools

Can Harvard Law Professor Beat the New York Times?

Is it a smart move to go against the most revered newspaper in the nation? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:10 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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January
29

Money/Power, Web Briefs

Here's to You, Mrs. Dershowitz! (+ More)

Now is not the time for serious news. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:41 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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January
24

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work

Easily Distracted? Maybe You Shouldn't Be A Lawyer

Maybe it's you. Not the firm. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:36 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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January
21

Home/Work, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Drinking Chaperones for Law Firms?

Let's hope this British idea doesn't come our way. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:04 PM | Post a Comment (2)
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January
15

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

David Drummond Gets a Wrist Slap

What no exit package? Poor thing. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:22 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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January
14

Women

Keep It Simple: Blame It on Men

It's retro to point the finger at men. But that's what the studies keep showing. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:23 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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January
8

Diversity, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Money/Power, Women

How I Infuriate My Dear Readers

A lot of readers were angry with me. I'm fine with that. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:13 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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January
2

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Crystal Ball, Oh, Crystal Ball: Predictions for 2020

Oh, how I wish I could report goodness, light and joy for 2020! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:40 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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December
23

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

When Smart Men Say Stupid Things

Why did Obama go there? Continue Reading

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December
16

Women

Do We Need Another "Top" Law Firms for Women List?

Oh, goody, another useless guide. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:13 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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December
11

Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs, Women

Drunk Partners, Pat Cipollone and Vanna White

It's time for light, fluffy news! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:20 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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