Female Lawyers Group Asks NBC to Put Bad Judge Out of its Misery

Kate Walsh's new NBC series has recently come under fire for its lumbering and very off-the-mark depiction of a sassy, questionably clad, highly unethical female judge. Two weeks after the show debuted on Oct. 2, Deborah Baker, president of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, sent a … » 10/26/14 2:45pm 10/26/14 2:45pm

Judge Forces Lawyer to Bring Her Baby to Court, Calls Her a Bad Parent

Ah, work-life balance. Such a beautiful idea. And all too often, such a desert mirage taunting travelers dying of thirst. For instance! A Georgia judge recently informed an attorney that her fancy newfangled European "maternity leave" was insufficient reason enough to postpone a hearing for three weeks. » 10/15/14 5:30pm 10/15/14 5:30pm

Law Firm Memo Advises Female Associates to Stop Giggling and Squirming

Most women in any business field should really be presenting themselves according to the The Woman's Dress for Success Guide, but since it's hard to get copies of that opus, the law firm of Clifford Chance has helpfully prepared a five-page document entitled "Presentation Tips for Women" that includes helpful… » 10/25/13 10:25am 10/25/13 10:25am

Real-Life Jeff Winger Lawyer Billed Client for That Time They Had Sex

People joke about all the time about how soulless and awful lawyers are, but sometimes they really are soulless and awful. Case in point: a Minnesota attorney recently faced some serious disciplinary action when it was discovered that he’d taken a page out of Bluth family attorney Barry Zuckerhorn’s lawyerbook and… » 5/12/13 6:00pm 5/12/13 6:00pm

Biglaw Lady Issues: The Clash Between Personal and Professional…

35-22-30. Measurements of an old-school pinup girl, sure. But my point in raising those numbers is a different one. These numbers can actually be used to highlight the special challenges that most women, in particular those who have or want families, face in Biglaw (i.e., very large firms that pay top salaries). I… » 8/31/12 1:45pm 8/31/12 1:45pm

Bros Before Hos: The New Breed of Divorce Lawyer

There are divorce lawyers and then there are divorce lawyers, the latter and emphasized of which hang out in super secret clubhouses, keep stashes of Sports Illustrated under the floorboards, and assure all clients that, just as soon as they learn the secret handshake, all the secrets of divorce court prejudices will… » 7/23/12 1:15pm 7/23/12 1:15pm

Dresden Divorce Lawyers Are Chainsaw-Serious About Divorce

If you're planning a trip to the cinema this weekend in Dresden (and, really, why wouldn't you be?), odds are you'll have to sit through this commercial from the firm Hannig, Ahrendt & Partners, in which a chainsaw-wielding woman emerges from a building covered with blood. As she walks briskly away from what is most… » 7/15/12 5:00pm 7/15/12 5:00pm

Inefficient-Sounding Postnup Agreements Are Becoming More Popular

American couples who have wearied of constant wrangling over who has to take out the trash, feed the fish, fetch the mail, or clean mashed-up lima beans out of the kitchen sink again even though there's never been a garbage disposal, are seeking succor in postnuptial agreements, once again proving Alexis de… » 5/20/12 5:00pm 5/20/12 5:00pm

Someone Is Peeing in British Judges' Food

Somebody at the Snaresbrook crown court must be a shitty tipper, because the food in the cafeteria has allegedly been contaminated with urine. Traces of it were apparently found in soup, salad, and even sandwiches, which customers had complained "smelled a bit off." Since only legal officers eat in the cafeteria, the… » 1/20/12 12:25pm 1/20/12 12:25pm