163 posts categorized "Web Briefs"

Shock. Shock. Bar Passage Rate Plummets!

It’s Turkey Day, so who wants serious discourse? Here’s my take on some recent news items: Face it: This latest crop is not the best and the brightest. Oh, the shock and outrage about those abysmal bar pass rates! How is it possible that takers of the July 2018 California... Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 7:56 PM on November 21, 2018 in Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs, Women | Comments (0)

The Latest Weird News

All the fun, useless news you might have missed. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:34 PM on September 16, 2018 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

News and Gossip in the Trumpian World

Summer news! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:47 PM on August 16, 2018 in Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs, Women | Comments (0)

Money, Money: Michael Cohen v. Brett Kavanaugh

The mysteries of where lawyers get and lose their money. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:34 PM on August 1, 2018 in Money/Power, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

It's Official: Reed Smith Has Balls and former Big Law Associate Is Cruella de Trump

A quick look at the news. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:40 AM on June 25, 2018 in Money/Power, Web Briefs | Comments (1)

Tiger Cubs Grow Up; Angry White Man Repents + More News

News, gossip and other essentials. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:53 AM on May 25, 2018 in Law Students/Law Schools, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

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 on May 15, 2018 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:35 PM on April 3, 2018 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs, Women | Comments (0)

Unrequited Love, Sizzling Texas + More News and Gossip!

Did John Quinn react like a jealous lover? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:05 PM on March 15, 2018 in Money/Power, Web Briefs, Women | Comments (1)

British Angst + Kellyanne's Wisdom

My latest quick look at the news. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 10:55 AM on February 7, 2018 in Money/Power, Web Briefs | Comments (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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