Emily Winter is not just one of our freelancer writers. Once upon a time, she was also a highly suspect little girl whose parents — both lawyers — made her sign an affidavit to confirm to the Tooth Fairy that she really did lose a tooth she claimed to have lost. She even searched in her Alpha Bits cereal looking for it! Fortunately, her Notary Public father signed off on the document, so she was free to accept renumerance from the Tooth Fairy. Ah, lawyers.
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Global law firm Clifford Chance is under fire for distributing a five-page memo to female employees with specific dress code critiques and advice for how to conduct themselves professionally. Not surprisingly, the firm is now being criticized for a “sexist” focus on only their female employees.
I don’t disagree that a focus soley on the behavior and appearance of only female employees is sexist. Specific pieces of the advice are problematic.
But taken all together, is the advice Clifford Chance gave to its female employees wrong or bad? Nope. Keep reading »
You know what gives me confidence in a law firm? A badly rendered dancing, rapping squirrel. And that’s exactly what the baby geniuses at Greenstein and Milbauer decided to use in this “1-800-Victim-2″ commercial for their law firm. Which I’ve seen approximately 977 times while watching “Maury Povich.” [YouTube
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If lawyers had half the fashion enthusiasm of Elle Woods, they might actually stand a chance of being liked. (Or at least, they’d remain one of the world’s most hated groups, but look good enduring it.) Because the Chicago Bar Association considers poor legal style such an issue, the organization hosted a fashion show called “What Not to Wear” where law students presented themselves before a panel of judges for evaluation of their court room style. Some of the critiques were harsh and biting, which isn’t surprising. Some objections: “The interview world is no place for a cheap, ugly tie,” “I shouldn’t know anything about your underwear… bra straps are meant to be hidden, and “Khakis were invented for men who can’t match clothes.” Amen to that.
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