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Whether you're a seasoned 3L looking to diversify your wardrobe (or you need a new wardrobe after three years of lunchtime "pizza provided" meetings and lectures), a 2L looking to start your wardrobe, or an honest, no-foolin' lawyer who hasn't bought a new suit in years, the fact is: You need a suit. (It actually is necessary to keep up with contemporary styles so that you don't look like you bought your suit in the 1970s.)

We come in all different shapes and sizes (full disclosure: Your author is a spindly gentleman), and as it turns out, not buying a suit right off the rack is difficult for many people.

For those of us who don't have the same proportions as mannequins, where do you find a suit that fits? Here are three practical tips:

Public service: Some feel that it is their calling. They don't seek the profits of private industry. They want to ask not what their country can do for them, but what they can do for their country.

Or something like that.

Those people would have gone into public service anyway. Considering the lawyer archetype (soulless, greedy, etc.), that's probably one percent of graduates. Where do the rest of them go? A rare few head to BigLaw. Everyone else chooses between private and public sector gigs.

Choose no more. Choice is an illusion.

More Time than Money Associates? People Are Happy to Help

As an associate, you might find that you have more time than money. The money's great, but if you're stressed out and working yourself to death, it's not worth it. Luckily, there are many companies and individuals standing by, ready to happily take some of your money and give you back some time.

Do you, for some reason, not find grocery shopping a rewarding and engrossing activity? Do you blow off exercising because you're too tired -- even though you know it will give you more energy? Do you put off errands because you're too focused on work and don't have time?

If so, read on. Soon your problem will be solved.

Anyone who knows anything about Justice Scalia's politics and jurisprudence can probably guess that he is opposed to gay marriage.

Heck, he's generally opposed to gays -- in as much as he believes in a state's ability to jail them for having sex. Justice Scalia has even equated homosexuals (though he's hardly the only one) to those who commit incest and bestiality.

So why then is he being credited for helping strike down gay marriage in Texas?

There are many reasons lawyers might not be able to go out on Valentine's Day: crowded restaurants, heavy workload, no one to go out with.

But there are just as many reasons to say phooey to the outside world on V-Day and just stay in. Here are our top five:

Every year some legal news source comes out with a study on "Best Cities For Young Attorneys" or "Best Market for New Lawyers" without considering you actually have to pay to live in those places.

Using the National Jurist's 2012 study on the "Best Cities for Young Attorneys" and Demographia's 2014 survey on housing affordability worldwide, Greedy Associates has come up with our power ranking for the top five affordable cities for young attorneys.

Good handwriting often seems like a lost art, but as we celebrate National Handwriting Day, it seems appropriate to remind law students and attorneys why handwriting is important.

But in our age of technology, do attorneys really need good handwriting?

It's not polite to talk about money, but we'll do it anyway.

You're working at BigLaw, which means one thing: you're making big bucks. As a first-year associate, this is probably the first time you're making a salary in the six-figures. But as you've already noticed, a big chunk of that gets taken out of taxes. Big bucks equal a higher tax bracket.

If this is your first time you are filing taxes as an associate at BigLaw (or MidLaw, or even a strong boutique firm -- we're equal opportunity here), here are some tips to get you through it. Because you're in the big leagues now. Luckily, lawyers are among the most honest when it comes to filing our taxes -- and we aim to keep it that way.

New Year's Resolution: 10 Books to Read, Picked by 10 Lawyers

Many people's New Year's resolution is to read more books. If you're a soon-to-be law student, current student, or practicing lawyer who made a vow to broaden your reading habits in 2014, look to your colleagues for reading inspiration. The ABA Journal put together a fascinating reading list by asking 30 distinguished lawyers to pick a book they'd recommend to other legal professionals.

Here are ten books to read that were mentioned on the ABA's list:

If you thought law school was really just one big vocabulary lesson, then you're not alone. You don't leave law school with many practical tips, merely the language of law. You can talk the talk, but can't quite walk the walk.

Here's an example: Welcome to the world of BigLaw, where you have corner offices, company cars and rainmakers. Rain what? Rain who? Hold up, you thought you'd be in the legal industry, not forecasting weather trends. Before you run for your umbrellas, read on.