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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:

Last month, three criminal defense lawyers and a paralegal were in need of one of their own after they were indicted for allegedly bribing court staff to pass along wealthy clients. Lawyers Dwane Smith, 56; Benjamin Yu, 36; and Jae Lee, 41; along with paralegal Jose Nunez, 47, were charged after the court staffer became a cooperating witness, reports the New York Daily News.

That probe expanded this week, when investigators' eyes turned to Yu's former mentor, 70-year-old attorney Paul Liber. Though Liber and his lawyer both point out that he has not been charged, his name came up repeatedly during the investigation, reports the New York Post.

Few would argue that Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements are important for judges and attorneys alike. And even if they're not, if those of us who are members of the bar (but not on the bench) have to do them, well, everyone should suffer the misery.

Except, not all CLEs are miserable. Conferences can be fun. Really, really fun if the descriptions of these extravagant CLE trips that New Orleans judges frequent are any indication: a Panama City (Panama, not Florida) resort, trips to the Big Apple, a Montana resort, and more.

Of course, they need their CLEs. So are they taking this little employee perk a little too far?

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?