July
23

Diversity

Black Lawyer's Burden: Calling Out Racism.

Harvard Business Review offers a roadmap for Black professionals to broach racism in the workplace. But is it worth the effort? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:14 AM | Post a Comment (1)
Bookmark and Share

July
21

Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

Amy Cooper Is a Feminist and Victim? Who Knew?

Readers say the most interesting things. And some are coming to the defense of "Karen." Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:20 PM | Post a Comment (0)
Bookmark and Share

July
14

Diversity, Money/Power

Cravath Still Has Zero Black Partners

Two Am Law 100 firms stand out—but not in a positive way. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:12 AM | Post a Comment (0)
Bookmark and Share

July
8

Diversity, Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women

Now Men Are Drowning Out Women on Zoom

Catalyst's latest survey says people are optimistic that COVID-19 will make the workplace more equal. But read between the lines. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:46 PM | Post a Comment (0)
Bookmark and Share

July
6

Diversity, Money/Power, Women

"My Daughter Should NOT Have To Deal With The Same Crap": Diverse Female Lawyers Speak Out

Why do female lawyers of color stay on at Big Law? New report sheds light. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:04 PM | Post a Comment (0)
Bookmark and Share

June
30

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

Big Law's Double Talk About Racism: This You?

You know the white establishment must be quaking in its boots when someone as icy as Vogue editrix Anna Wintour is voicing contrition and offering listening tours about race. (Wintour told staff members, “I know Vogue has not found enough ways to elevate and give space to black editors, writers,... Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:48 PM | Post a Comment (0)
Bookmark and Share

June
29

Diversity, Money/Power, Women

Am Law 100 Firms That Are Failing Women

Let's not be bashful. Let's name names. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:30 PM | Post a Comment (0)
Bookmark and Share

June
16

Advice, Diversity, Money/Power

Kirkland Ellis Associate Speaks Out About Race/Racism in Big Law

Black lawyers in elite firms are not suppose to do this. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:26 AM | Post a Comment (1)
Bookmark and Share

June
9

Diversity, Money/Power

"Money" Is the Reason Asian Americans Are Rejecting Law School

Are Asian Americans more motivated by materialism than other ethnic groups? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:05 PM | Post a Comment (0)
Bookmark and Share

June
8

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

What? Corona Is a Gender Leveler?

COVID-19 is throwing a monkey wrench at all those favorite male activities. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:16 PM | Post a Comment (0)
Bookmark and Share

Subscribe to get The Careerist via e-mail

Enter your e-mail address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

About The Careerist

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

To search across all ALM blogs, go to www.Lexis.com.