July
20

Home/Work

Lawyers on the Beach

David and Ted are biking in Europe. Randy is hanging out with Alec. Poor Marcia is working. Continue Reading

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July
14

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Mummy Dearest

Mommy Wars, British-style. Continue Reading

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June
24

Money/Power

Senior Associates Left Out of Salary Boom

That big salary hike is largely for the young. Continue Reading

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June
20

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

White Female Privilege

Study finds economic status determines whether women stick with jobs. Continue Reading

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June
12

How Women Can Be Assertive (Yet Lovable!)

Indirect aggressiveness and physical gestures are what women need to learn. Continue Reading

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June
9

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Partner chats

John Quinn Feels Your Pain

The famous litigator shows a more tender side. Continue Reading

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June
1

Law Students/Law Schools

Best and Worst Law Schools for Jobs

The annual list of schools worth the trouble (maybe) and those you definitely want to avoid. Continue Reading

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May
26

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

Your Boss Thinks You're Too Sexy

It's his problem, but guess who pays the price? Continue Reading

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May
25

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women

The New Must-Have: 20 Weeks of Paid Paternity Leave

Winston & Strawn throws down the gauntlet. Will other firms follow? Continue Reading

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May
23

Home/Work, Women

Can We Stop the Anxious Mommy Nonsense?

Moms with middle school kids face crisis, says study. Should we care? Continue Reading

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May
18

Advice, Management/Mismanagement

Hell, Yeah, You Can Bitch on the Job!

Workers have a legal right to be negative on the job. Continue Reading

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May
16

Home/Work, Women

Big Law Women Talk about Abortion (Their Own)

A gutsy move or career suicide? Continue Reading

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May
10

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power

David Boies Has a Thing for The Good Wife

The super lawyer makes a star turn. Continue Reading

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May
5

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Home/Work, Women

Not Just Rich, White Ladies Anymore

Even the Careerist needs some fun and frivolity once in a while. (Photo essay) Continue Reading

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May
5

Law Students/Law Schools

How Law Schools Game the Rankings

U.S. News & World Report's rankings have made fools of all of us. Continue Reading

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May
2

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

Nice Bosses Do No Better (or Worse) Than Nasty Ones

Employees will leave anyway, so why bother being pleasant? Continue Reading

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April
27

Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs, Women

News/Gossip: Slaughter and May's Lady Problem; DLA's Naughty Partner; Bernie's KoolAid

Time for another fun session of news and gossip. Continue Reading

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April
24

Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power

Law Schools that Feed Big Law Partnerships

Are Fordham, BC and other not-so-elite law schools beating higher-ranked schools on the partnership front? Continue Reading

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April
20

Home/Work, Women

What a Man! He's Taking Paternity Leave!

Why it matters that the men in your office take their (full) paternity leaves. Discussion of The Economist's glass ceiling report. Continue Reading

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April
15

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

What's Everyone Hiding in the Dershowitz Case?

The feathers are flying—again—in Alan Dershowitz case. Continue Reading

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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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