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"The Case Against Gay Marriage: Top Law Firms Won’t Touch It"

The Case Against Gay Marriage: Top Law Firms Won’t Touch It – NYTimes.com.

Here is what I wrote to the author:

I find it funny that the unwillingness of big law firms to handle cases that might affect their bottom line is getting a lot of attention around the marriage equality issue.

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Disability Rights

BigLaw Hiring Stats: Good News for BC

Yesterday, the National Law Journal published its annual list of the “Go-To Law Schools.” Unlike many other publications, NLJ uses only one piece of data to order its rankings – percentage of the graduating class heading to a job with one of the 250 largest law firms in the U.S. 311 more words

Student Life

Tell me something good

I recently attended a conference at a law school – a pretty good law school – and they invited me to appear on a panel and paid for my transportation and even offered a hotel (if I needed one, which it turns out I didn’t, but still…nice.) 3,039 more words

AboveTheLaw Series

Dealing with Depression

I have this constant niggling fear that I’m lazy.  Coming from a family with dual-income Baby Boomer parents, this is unacceptable.  Given my biglaw salary, it feels wrong that I balk at working late and on weekends, especially when I compare myself to my fellow millennial coworkers who toil away without complaint, only resignation.  1,204 more words


Have a drink.

Picking up where we left off, the $55 million BigLaw brief from hell was due Monday by 11 pm central time. There were dozens of revisions throughout the week last week and, of course, over the weekend. 923 more words


The Little People

Readers of my blog express surprise when they discover that all my clients aren’t lawyers – indeed, a small but sizable percentage of my clientele consists of ordinary civilians, non-combatants, plain folk who have nothing whatsoever to do with law. 3,057 more words

AboveTheLaw Series

Accepting Negative Emotions, Part 2

Accepting Negative Emotions, Part 1

In my initial Accepting Negative Emotions post, I described how calmly explaining to myself why I was upset actually helped me calm down.  363 more words

Accepting Negative Emotions