ABA President Wants to Give Jobless, Inexperienced Lawyers Something to Do: Help the Poor
From the ABA Journal: In what may turn out to be Silkenat’s signature project, he discussed the joining of two pressing issues for the legal profession: access to justice and the dearth of jobs for newly minted lawyers. Using jobless law school graduates to increase access to justice is a popular idea these days. The […]
Andy Mergendahl Suffers Fools Gladly
Lawyerist's own Andy Mergendahl offers up his perspective on negotiating contracts, writing, what's trending poorly in craft brewing, and the wisdom in suffering fools gladly.
The Perils of Dressing While GLBTQ
Not everyone wants to wear a skirt, but everyone wants to look professional. Thoughts and tips on what to wear if you don't wear what everyone usually does.
Scott Greenfield Takes Baby Lawyers to School
Scott Greenfield, criminal defense lawyer, Simple Justice blogger, and curmudgeon extraordinaire, takes baby lawyers to school in this enlightening interview about law practice, tummy rubs (or lack thereof), and his classic 1964 Austin Healey 3000, Mk III, Series 2.
JD = $1,000,000
According to a recent study, a JD is worth about $1 million more over a lifetime than a bachelor’s degree.
Stuart Teicher: Most Interesting Man in CLE
Meet the most interesting man in CLE. Stuart Teicher teaches ethics and critical lawyering skills like negotiation. But you won't fall asleep while listening. Promise.
Allison Tilley is Down to Business in Silicon Valley
Getting down to business with Silicon Valley lawyer Allison Leopold Tilley, who shares with us the life of representing entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in one of the greatest tech hubs in the world.
Apparently, Nobody Wanted Legal Aid Jobs Before the Recession
The idea that Legal Aid organizations are hard-up for entry-level lawyers perpetuates the stereotype that everyone goes to law school to get rich and only a few, noble souls are willing to work for Legal Aid wages.
Jimmy Anderson’s DUI Story
An interview with young lawyer Jimmy Anderson on what the word "perseverance" really means.
Jeena Cho on Zen Lawyering
Mindfulness is medicine for your mind. An interview with San Francisco lawyer Jeena Cho on Zen lawyering.
Does Your Commute Have to Make You Miserable?
I recently transitioned from a 10 minute commute to a 35 minute commute. All of the research indicates that this switch should be making me desperately unhappy. So far, however, I am not miserable. Here’s why.
John Ferriter: Marine Judge Advocate
Do you have what it takes to be a leader of Marines? This is an interview with Capt. John Ferriter, Marine Judge Advocate.
Allison Margolin, L.A.’s Dopest Attorney
An interview of Allison Margolin, "L.A.'s Dopest Attorney," on the constitutional right to alter our consciousness.
The Time is Now: Start Preparing Clerkship Applications this Summer
If you just finished your 2L year, this summer is the time to start getting your clerkship applications together. While it’s true that it is difficult to land a federal clerkship, your actions now can give you a leg up come September.
The Challenges Unique to LGBT Litigators
Last week, I attended a thought-provoking seminar on the unique challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lawyers in the courtroom.