- Lawyerist says the summer program is on its way out.
- The WSJ Law Blog thinks it's about time summer programs stopped being fun. In other news, the WSJ has never been a big fan of fun.
- Old lawyers and young lawyers gleefully overgeneralize about each other in a panel discussion. (WSJ Law Blog)
- Time, like everyone else, can't quite believe how much a new BigLaw associate can make for not coming to work.
- E-mail gaffes you don't hear about every day: according to Above the Law, this first-year associate actually meant to reply-all when he decided to call out a firm partner over his choice of legal causes. In a supposedly unrelated development, said associate is fired the next day.
The ABA Journal reports on two sides of the courtroom-fashion coin:
- Federal judges in the Seventh Circuit complain about underdressed female attorneys.
- On the other hand, Esquire's "Best Dressed Real Man" contest has two lawyers and a paralegal among its 25 finalists.
- The National Law Journal (reg. req'd) explained DLA Piper's cuts to associate pay and its near-immediate partial reversal of same.
- The Am Law Daily sums up Sonnenchein's move to merit-based compensation. Hint: expect that everyone will merit a pay cut.
- The Wall Street Journal (via ABA Journal) doles out workplace advice, demonstrating how one associate got an "ornery" senior partner to respect her and become a mentor. I think the advice is, "use empathy." How does such weak-minded liberal sentiment make it into the Journal?
- This week's cautionary tale for the more competitive types out there: the New York Times, among, others, has the story of New Jersey lawyer Paul Bergrin's indictment. Repeat after me: "It is not OK to have witnesses murdered."