December
13

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

Can We Get Rid of Alex Kozinski?

Federal judge Alex Kozinski has behaved outrageously, but he's got the law on his side. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:16 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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December
9

Diversity, Women

Are We Forgetting about Black Women Lawyers?

Black female lawyers face the same problems as their male counterparts. And more. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:46 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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December
6

Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

David Boies Is in Trouble with Women. Again.

Was Boies personally involved in slut-shaming? Does that matter? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:18 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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December
5

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Web Briefs

Are Lawyers that Thick?

New briefs: The official ABA worst law school list, the Mooch's latest target, harassment at TED talks + more. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:32 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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November
21

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

Men, Are You Really that Confused?

Some advice for the post-Wesinterin era. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:00 AM | Post a Comment (2)
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November
17

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women

Lawyers for Public Office + More News

Lawyers for public office; law school is back in vogue; and Edie Windsor's lawyer goes after a mini-Harvey. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:18 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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November
13

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Partner chats

It's Lonely at the Top for BigLaw's Few Black Leaders

Positive stories about the state of black lawyers are rare. But this is one of them. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:35 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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November
10

Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power

BakerHostetler Partners Give Trump Reckless Advice (+ Other News)

Two BigLaw partners tell Trump that he has awesome powers to wreck and destroy—and that he ought to use them. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:32 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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November
9

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

David Boies' Mea Culpa Doesn't Cut It

David Boies falls on his sword, but questions about his involvement in the Weinstein saga remains open. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:03 AM | Post a Comment (1)
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November
1

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power

Amal Clooney's #Me-Too Moment (Sort Of) + Other News

Amal, extortion, bargains and more. Continue Reading

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October
31

Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power

Are Black Alums of Harvard Law Doing Better?

Law school pedigree matters for everyone, but it might matter even more for blacks. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:17 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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October
27

Advice, Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Partner chats

Yes, You Should Think About Your Post-Law Career

What lawyer doesn't long for another act? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:02 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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October
22

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Ready for Your #MeToo Closeup?

Will women of Big Law come out with their stories of abuse? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:18 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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October
14

Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

"Best" Firms for Women? Really?

Why do we keep rewarding effort instead of results? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:04 PM | Post a Comment (2)
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October
11

Advice, Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Partner chats

Psst: Irell & Manella's New Leader Is Black!

Yes, it's a big deal that he's African American. My chat with Ellisen Turner. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:08 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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October
4

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Jones Day Alums Driving the Anti-Gay Agenda + Other News

Another edition of news and gossip. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:33 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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September
29

Diversity, Money/Power, Women

Women Get Paid Less. No Matter What.

Even new legislation aimed at pay equity isn't helping. And, sometimes, it's making the gap worse. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:15 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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September
19

Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women

Women Equity Partnership Rate Hits 19 Percent! Excited?

The National Association of Women Lawyers just released its annual report. And the news flash is this: It's not totally depressing.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:07 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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September
13

Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

How to Deal with Assholes

Stanford management professor (and husband of an ex-Am Law 100 partner) talks about his new book, The Asshole Survival Guide. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:43 PM | Post a Comment (2)
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September
5

Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

Death to Performance Reviews!

What's worse—performance reviews or a colonoscopy? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:17 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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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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