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Happy Administrative Professionals Day! This is the day when you appreciate the person in your office who prints, copies, files, types, answers the phone, and handles your calendar logistics.

Don't worry, the actual day isn't until April 22. If you forgot about it, there's plenty of time to get a gift for your administrative professional.

There's no worse feeling than going to a networking or social event, then forgetting your business cards. How gauche! How unprofessional! You have to resort to scribbling your email address on whatever scrap of paper you can find, while all the other lawyers compare business cards a la "American Psycho."

And then you wonder, "Do we even need business cards anymore?" The answer is: Yes. Yes, we do.

The Board of Directors of the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter has retained attorney Stephen Jones, best known for representing Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. The hire comes after the chapter was recently barred from campus and evicted from their frat house following the release of video footage of showing members' racist chanting.

In a press conference Friday, Jones said that he had not been retained to initiate litigation, Oklahoma City's KOKH-TV reports. This raises the question: What exactly prompted the disgraced chapter to take on an attorney best known for representing America's most famous, (and reputedly racist) domestic terrorist?

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and it's time to start thinking about what to get the special lawyer in your life. (You could also wait until the last minute and get a Whitman's Sampler from Walgreen's, but all that says is "I forgot about Valentine's Day.")

Hopefully, your BigLaw associate significant other doesn't have to work late into the night. And even if he or she does, here are some gift ideas that will making coming home at 1 a.m. all the better:

Even if you're not in court, your office may have a suit-and-tie dress code. These are recipes for blandness; basically, you've got three possible colors of suit, unless you want to get into plaids, stripes, and windowpanes (which you should).

In the absence of awesome suit patterns, though, there are some cheap and easy ways to add a little bit of flair, color, and personality to an otherwise suffocating "Mad Men"-esque dress code. Here are five fashionable suggestions:

5 Types of New Year's Resolutions to Make for 2015

My buddy thinks New Year's Resolutions are a stupid, arbitrary way of setting goals. He may be right. After all, two years ago, when I set 10 resolutions, I barely cleared six of them.

Then again, last year, I set none. How many did I achieve? None. This year, I'm going back to goal setting. If you wish to do the same, here are five types of resolutions to get you started:

Greedy Associates' Top 11 Stories of 2014

We know: "Top 10" posts are way overdone, as are year-in-review posts. But we're doing one anyway, and expanding our list to 11. Why? Because it's a great way to survey the pulse of the young law student/young lawyer community. (This is FindLaw's Greedy Associates blog, after all.)

What sparked your interest this year? Free and cheap things. Lawyers who starred in porn. And debt, law school, and women in the legal profession. Check out our Top 11 Greedy Associates stories of 2014:

Did you know it's a week until Christmas? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. And the problem is that we still have outstanding gifts to buy. Not "outstanding" as in "amazing," but as in, "we haven't bought them yet."

Perusing the FindLaw archives to get some gift ideas, we discovered that we've written a gift guide for basically every situation. If you're similarly stuck, and the clock is ticking, check out this Ultimate Holiday Guide to FindLaw's Holiday Gift Guides with -- count 'em -- 65 lawyerly gift ideas and tips!:

Those law students are so needy. Coming back home after final exams, they'll be a psychological wreck. So what's better than reminding them of the law they just forgot with some cool law-related gifts?

OK, so maybe that shouldn't be all that you get them, but come on: A trick gavel would be pretty funny.

So what gifts are there for law students? Here are 10 ideas to get you started:

I don't know about you, but when I'm waiting for the airplane to get going, I reach into the seat-back pocket for the one thing that I know will always be there. The SkyMall catalog, I know, will provide at least a few minutes of amusement, from its $100 "designer litter box enclosure" (placed in the living room, for some reason) to its $150 "French wine barrel side table."

OK, kidding aside, there are actually a few good things in the SkyMall catalog that a law firm associate or solo practitioner might find useful. We decided to brave the personalized coasters and comically oversized travel pillow to find out.

Here are seven not-so-bad SkyMall gift ideas for lawyers: