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Five Godawful YouTube Video Depositions

Five of the most heinous video depo excerpts on YouTube. We’re omitting one we’ll highlight later, but here are the five we’ve curated so far.

Considering Groupon? Watch Out For Legal Landmines

You might think signing up for a "daily deals" site like Groupon is a shiny idea. You might.

Why I Deleted My Facebook Account

Law Firm 10 deletes her Facebook account, and chaos ensues.

How Critical are Punctuation and Syntax to Your Job Prospects?

Really really critical, if you ask us. But Ex-Bitter doesn't think so. He even throws in a few sympathetic errors of his own.

Temporary Marriages?

Mexico City is considering a new "temporary" marriage license that would let couples decide how long they stay together.

Five Signs You Might Be an Old Codger Lawyer

C. Hank Peters is kind of a legal industry idiot savant, keeping it real and speaking truth to power. Sometimes, power is an old codger in a hot tub. Just saying. If you find yourself speaking Latinglish, or you know what machine facsimile refers to, you might be an OCL (Old Codger Lawyer). I’m filing […]

Should Law Students Sue Their Law Schools?

“Sure, go ahead and sue, it’s the new way to complain. But don’t expect to get any of the following out of the lawsuit: a full-time job, a part-time job, or a job at KFC.” Seriously, there’s nothing like sitting across a deposition table from the gunners in your graduating class. Only they landed good […]

The Seven Habits of Highly (In)effective Partners

Are BigLaw partners the polar opposite of Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? It sure seems like it. Read The Seven Habits of Highly (In)effective Partners on Bitter Lawyer.

Will a Law Firm Overlook Bad Grades for Good Experience?

Maybe, but when you compete for jobs that are few and far between, employers are not generally willing to take a risk on a “lower-tier” candidate when they can just pick from, honestly, T1 grads who are in the same boat but with better grades and more impressive resumes. It’s the harsh reality, probably the […]

6 of the Largest Damages Claims

The biggest damages claim of all? $999 decillion. How much is that? If one decillion (much less 239) dollars was divided among the Earth’s population, each person could receive a lump sum of 166 septillion dollars, or, without taking into account any annuity earnings, could receive 16 quintillion, 600 quadrillion dollars a year for one […]

Bitter News, Week of September 12, 2011

Here are your headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, where we LMAO smokers CMAO. Cheating Isn’t Just for College Sports Teams. In the spirit of NCAA sanctions, the ABA slapped Villanova for padding the LSAT scores and average GPAs of incoming students. In its attempt to game the U.S. News rankings, Villanova avoided the specter of losing its ABA accreditation (the equivalent of […]

Bitter Lawyer is Looking for Law Student Contributors!

Are you a law student looking for something to do with all your spare time? Good news, Bitter Lawyer is looking for law student contributors. If you are interested in contributing—especially if you think you are funny and/or a good writer—click the link below and fill out the form to let Greg (a/k/a the Bitter […]

Avoiding OCI’s Landmines

For the past six years, I’ve been able to successfully block out the incredibly mortifying and traumatic memories associated with my performance during the merciless cage fight of OCI. But the recent mini-parade of second-round interviewees through the halls of my office triggered a flashback, thereby unearthing my long-buried recollections. So I figured I might […]

Bitter News, Week of September 5, 2011

Here are your headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, where we ensure that You. Shall. Not. Pass! BigLaw Associates Overpaid? You Don’t Say! It seems that all that griping by associates about their awful work lives is finally finding an open ear –though perhaps not the one they’d want. A survey by American Lawyer confirmed that money does not seem to buy loyalty […]

Deposition Poetry from Bitter Lawyer

In a new column, the Bitter Poet merges a deposition with Charles Bukowski’s Bad Times at the 3rd and Vermont Hotel. It’s definitely unique, and it’s either totally awesome or a travesty of poetry. Check it out and let us know.