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:
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."