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Christine Lagarde has been head of the International Monetary Fund for three years now, and The Washington Post sat down to interview her about her work thus far. As we were reading, and watching, her interview, one thing became tremendously clear: we have a girl crush on Christine Lagarde. As my editor aptly noted, and I agree: "anyone who runs the IMF and carries a Kelly bag is a-ok with me."

Before she was Managing Director of the IMF, Lagarde was an attorney at Baker & McKenzie, where she later "became the Chairman of the Global Executive Committee of Baker & McKenzie in 1999, and subsequently Chairman of the Global Strategic Committee in 2004."

As law associates, we can learn a lot from her experiences rising through the ranks of BigLaw. Let's take a look at where she stands on issues ranging from leadership, and women.

Hah! Again folks, you really can do anything with a J.D. Granted, Quin Snyder's law degree (and his M.B.A.) probably have very little to do with his recent hire as the coach of the National Basketball Association's Utah Jazz. It probably didn't help him land his last gig as a head coach either, for the Missouri University Tigers.

But hey, if you have a law degree, and some other talent, and connection, know this: it won't prevent you from chasing a far more exciting dream.

There are a lot of things you can learn from last week's arrest of Broward County Assistant State Attorney Molena Mompoint -- keep your plate tags up to date, don't volunteer unnecessary information. But the big one is this: beware of the company you keep.

Mompoint was stopped for driving a car with long-since expired tags and not using a turn signal. She ended up in cuffs, charged with methamphetamine possession, suspended without pay, and she's become a national headline.

Her defense? The drugs were left behind by her "attorney friends."

The New York Times has released a new Op-Docs series to keep its audience enthralled -- "Verbatim." The series "transforms verbatim (word for word) legal transcripts into dramatic, and often comedic, performances."

The impetus for this series was a transcript of a deposition that was published on Tumblr. In the case, the Ohio Cuyahoga County Recorder's Office was being sued for charging $2 per page to photocopy public documents. What ensued was a debate that you would never, ever see on a court-room drama.

Here's why "Verbatim" is great entertainment for lawyers, and non-lawyers, alike.

Oh happy day! We never thought we'd see George Clooney settle down, but we learned earlier this week that he got engaged -- to a lawyer! But she's not just any lawyer, she's pretty fancy one (and a barrister to boot).

And, when we say fancy, we don't just mean fancy looking -- Amal Alamuddin has one hell of a resume. Here are some of her impressive lawyerly accomplishments.

Tired of BigLaw? Become a Reality TV Host!

For associates and partners who need a break from BigLaw life, you're in luck: producers are looking for an "everyday lawyer" to host a reality TV show.

GRB Entertainment, a Los Angeles production company, is producing a U.S. version of the BBC TV show, "The Legalizer," according to the ABA Journal. The U.K. show teaches consumers how the Small Claims Court process works and how they can fight for their rights.

So do you have what it takes to be a breakout reality TV host?

Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.

-- Epictetus

It seems we've come to a crossroads in the legal industry, both within our ranks and amongst our clientele. The issue is fashion and it is not going away any time soon, apparently.

On one end of the spectrum, we have attorneys preaching the merits of $20,000 watches, multi-point pocket squares, and, of course, the three-piece suit. And on the other, we have clients showing up to court with exposed underwear, pajama pants, and in one extreme case, a crack spoon tied around his or her neck.

It might be time for a little self-reflection.

Cease-and-desist letters are an everyday thing for owners of intellectual property, especially since the advent of the Internet. A site shares content without permission, and you, young lawyer, must convince them to take it down immediately.

It sounds simple, right? Just write a letter, recite some law, and the site owner will see the light or be scared into submission. And yet, the simple cease-and-desist task is so often botched, that at least once a month, a bad letter makes the rounds on the law blogs.

Learn from their mistakes, grasshopper.

The dominos continue to fall in the wake of famed tort law pioneer and "Master of Disaster" Stanley Chesley's career-ending unreasonable fee scandal. Months after being disbarred in Kentucky, and resigning from the Ohio state bar, Chesley voluntarily resigned from the United States Supreme Court's rolls.

It all started with a fee paid out in mass class action Fen-Phen litigation. Chesley walked away with $20 million of a $200 million settlement. His fellow attorneys were convicted of criminal charges for bilking even more. In the end, the 440 members of the class received only $74 million, instead of the $135 million due.

Ted Cruz is a polarizing figure, misunderstood by many, but a profile of the conservative Texas senator from his Harvard Law School days paints a clear portrait of someone we all know: the gunner.

From raising his hand constantly in class, to setting his eyes on a Supreme Court clerkship before school even started, his path seemed to be that of the gunner -- one who is destined to either do great things, or become the impotent small-town prosecutor that presses for decades in prison for jaywalking.

He's now Senator Ted Cruz and a potential presidential candidate. What was he like back then?