Friday, January 01, 2010

L4L is watching the store


Hello out there in coder-land. Law is 4 Losers here and you there, wishing all a happy New Year and how ya’ be?

Tom is taking a well-deserved vacation and asked me to look after the blog while he’s away (don’t worry, he bought a round-trip ticket and has not defected to Honduras to escape Sallie Mae.) As you probably know, I recently updated my own blog Big Debt, Small Law (er, sorry for the long wait) and even scored a feature over at ATL:

http://abovethelaw.com/2009/12/is_solo_practice_a_pipe_dream.php

As usual, the pro-law shills circled like a school of piranhas when a monkey falls into the Amazon. It’s simply amazing how many attorneys just 6 months into solo practice are clearing over 300 K doing shitlaw “estate planning” and breaking 7 figures with their books of Allstate fender-bender files, as the ATL comments state. Who knew? That’s not just “networking”, that’s hijacking the goddamned airwaves! Me thinks that Susan Carter Liebel must’ve had all hands on deck and manning their battle stations within minutes of the ATL post going up. Like dumping root beer down a beehive, scores of angry shills swarmed out with stingers locked n’ loaded, ready to attack all “losers” and venom them into submission. The few legitimate comments were likewise pathetic, with some Wilson Elser cut n’ paster bragging about his 76 K salary four years into the insurance defense racket and other assorted Kool-Aid burpers that don’t even rate a mention.

But enough about me. Here are some L4L doc review predictions to ring in 2010:

Rates will continue their downward plunge. Over the next three months, 15,000+ starry-eyed lemmings will “take the oath of office” and gain entry to the exalted bars of NY, NJ and CT. Since even the no-fault boiler rooms paying under 40 K now require a SCOTUS clerkship, Ivy-league pedigree and 10+ years experience, look for many new faces lining up at DeNovo, Lex-Pollution, Hudson, Update and the other pimp-daddies just dying to whore these virgins out for peanuts. The child-sex trade in Thailand will look benign by comparison once the agencies taste the sheer volume of fresh suckers signing up. And just imagine how bad the “training seminars” will be with squads of newbie gunners raising their hands every 30 seconds to ask if “we need to keep our eyes out for UCC 2-207?” and “will quantum meruit be a factor here?” and other bar exam-type “substantive” bullshit.

Worse yet, these kids are going to be clicking faster than the Morse Code operators sending Titanic’s distress signals. They haven’t yet learned that lightning-fast coding doesn’t lead to one being “discovered” and promoted to associate. No one is panning for “diamonds in the rough” on a doc review gig. Lemmings, the law school lottery was already drawn. Your ticket lost, so quit re-checking the numbers. Get over it and slow the fuck down.

I really feel for you “veterans” stuck doing Q.C. on these gigs. Get ready for reams of false-positive “hot docs” where a newbie thinks some corporate sushi order was really an encrypted top-secret message about screwing over shareholders. The “attorney comments” boxes are going to read like mini-Law Review articles for a while, maybe even with footnotes. Relax. Just give them time. Like a tire stuck in the mud, it takes a while for this pent-up legal energy to futilely “spin-off” before finally burying itself in apathy’s quagmire. As Red said in The Shawshenk Redemption, “these doc review gigs are funny, boys. At first you hate ‘em. Then after a while you get used to ‘em. Before long, you start to depend on them.” Indeed.

Look for time and a half rates to finally vanish altogether. 2009 signaled the chest pains for OT, but 2010 will bring the fatal coronary. With the desperation level currently out there, there’s simply no reason for any agency to pony up OT pay anymore. We’ve seen the last of the OT dodo bird. Its extinction is imminent. Hell, even the rates for foreign language gigs are headed straight downhill. A new trend by Peak and esp. Strategic is to post Posse List jobs with an “up to” qualifier, such as “up to $32 an hour” and such. What’s going on is that they’re seeing how many resumes they get and then keying pay based on the response rate. Anyone here remember the last time an agency called them as opposed to the other way around? Enough said. And don’t be surprised to see “junior level” projects popping up in the $16-$20 an hour range in 2010, and probably even lower. (Jursitaff is already testing these waters). Rumor is that Helene Diamond (Peak) and Sean Treadwell (Strategic) both took a real hit in 2009, and as such could only afford to have their Bentleys detailed every other week. Everyone here had better buckle down and get to clicking to make up the slack for them here in 2010.

Expect the market to remain tight and projects few and far between. New software and other “coder-bots” have taken quite a bite out of first-level review. The herd of documents has been drastically culled. And of course the ABA (American Biglaw Association) is hard at work in 2010 sending more licensed attorney work to the cheapest third-world serfs they can find, all while tooting the diversity trumpet like a “rusty trombone”. Their tune sounds a lot like a Cleveland Steamer.

Also look for conflicts and background check forms/processes to become even more invasive and demeaning. With the nefarious corporate behavior of the last 10 years now coming to light in litigation, Biglaw is shitting its pants and subjecting all coders to a virtual anal cavity search before placing them on project. The recent Synergy/Huron debacle with its 12,490 page conflicts forms and invasive requests for SS#s and private info is a trend we predict will continue. You can, of course, kiss internet access goodbye forever. Even SullCrom pulled the browser plug about 3 months ago from all the basement workstations.

BTW, you SullCrommers better mind your P’s and Q’s, because Big Mamma’s Xmas stocking was lighter than usual this year. Paul Weiss already cleaned house and slashed scores of staff attorneys and paras, and SullCrom will be monkey-see, monkey-do once they catch 09’s profit per partner numbers at Paul Weiss. “Big Mamma”, if axed, will first swallow the recently re-opened Burritoville across the street before stampeding thru lower Manhattan and climbing the Woolworth Building a la King Kong. Shit could get ugly real quick.


Keep the horror stories coming, coders. It’s a brand new year…..

Your pal,
law is 4 losers

PLEASE NOTE: All racist/anti-Nigerian/anti-Semitic comments will be deleted, so don't waste your time. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves.

72 comments:

Anonymous said...

I also predict that this will be the year of "going codal". As each graduating class of debt saddled losers comes out with greater debt and concomitant despair, we will see even more drastic action taken against law schools, firms and sharecropping temp agencies like strategic. People will commit suicide and completely lose it when they realize that three years of prestige filling law school entitlement was just a game of three card monty. Like the tourist in Times Square, they will be standing there broke and lost. Don't be fooled, things are not getting better.

2009 established new lows, but was by no means a nadir. 2010 will be worse as the oversupply of lawyers reaches critical levels. The ABA will do nothing but wonder why the increase in law school grads does not mean an increase in their membership. In fact, their membership will continue to erode.

Batten down the hatches little stevedores, the shitstorm has only just begun.

JD Underdog said...

Great guest post, L4L.

Anonymous said...

The "newbie" coder description was hilarious, and spot-on. Good post.

Josephine said...

It's funny becasue it's true

Jubilee Now said...

THROW OFF YOUR CHAINS SNUGGIE PEOPLE!!

YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT THE DEBT THAT ENSLAVES YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

hilarious post. i don't do much doc review anymore these days, but oh the memories.

Coco said...

L4L speaks for all of us downtrodden toileteers. His voice is loud and clear - in fact it's booming, as if it was amplified by 300 toilet bowls.

Keep up the good work, you magnificient bastard.

Anonymous said...

not bad.

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened with that Protest Access Group guy?

Did he stop paying, or did he get a doc review gig to hang on for a few more months?

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Nando said...

Great job, L4L. There was a coordinated effort on the part of industry apologists on ATL. They want to pretend that law is a bed of roses for all "who put forth the effort" and "network."

Nando

http://thirdtierreality.com

Anonymous said...

9:34 - Nice try Babu, you are totally off base. There are maybe 5-10% licensed foreigners in total now, so 1-5% nigerians and falling fast.

It's about 60% experienced attorneys, about half are former biglaw asscoiates(30%). There are also former biglaw staff attorneys.

Times have changed on doc review and there are a lot more experienced people.

The rest are an assemblage of recent grads, permatemps and former in-house attorneys.

It's obvious you have never actually worked on American project, Babu.

Also, Nigerians are only licensed in NY. In the vast majority of jurisdictions, LLM schlubs are not permitted, thus no Nigerians.

Babu, get back to clicking and thanks for playing.

Anonymous said...

It used to be even if the project was paying low rates you could at least make it up by working longer hours. Now it seems all projects I'm seeing are capping hours at 40 a week and 8 hours a day with fixed work hours. So, if you miss time, you can't make up the hours.

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Anonymous said...

Tally me banana....... daylight come and me wanna go home. (in a free cab to New Jersey)

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Anonymous said...

They do have one achievement.

Their citizen became and is the current president of the United States.

Of course this individual has no ideas or not talent to speak of. Just the biggest affirmative action example the world has ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Daniel O. Fagunwa,Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Cyprian Ekwensi, Buchi Emecheta, Elechi Amadi and Ben Okri.

Critically acclaimed writers of a younger generation include Chris Abani, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sefi Atta, Helon Habila, Helen Oyeyemi, Nnedi Okorafor, Sarah Ladipo Manyika.

Lets not confuse the accomplishments of a mere politician with that of artists, scientists, and teachers.

Anonymous said...

Hey - if you are looking for a way to make some dough, consider this:

Nigeria has a wide array of underexploited mineral resources which include natural gas, coal, bauxite, tantalite, gold, tin, iron ore, limestone, niobium, lead and zinc.[53] Despite huge deposits of these natural resources, the mining industry in Nigeria is still in it infancy.

Helga said...

1:55 - last time I checked, Kenya and Nigeria were located on opposite sides of the continent. Are you waying that President Obama's father was Nigerian, not Kenyan?

Anonymous said...

My 2010 prediction: The number of drexel law grads listed on Martindale.com will finally reach double digit numbers. For sure.

Anonymous said...

Re solo practice, pro se filings are up b/c of bad economy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/02/opinion/02broderick.html

Anonymous said...

hey Scott, I'm the 76K/yr attorney you mentioned in your post. I dont work at Wilson Elser. My billables are only 1900 and I work in house to a major insurance company.
I love how you assume I work at WEMED...You think that firm is like the be-all, end-all, dont you? How ignorant you are..lol.

Anonymous said...

That's retarded. How can you have billables working in house? Your stoopid.

Anonymous said...

No you are stupid. Just because you are in house doesn't mean billable hours are obliterated. Supervisors still need to know what percentage of hours are spent on each file hence why the billables exist. You clearly don't know this.

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Anonymous said...

never did a doc review b4, got an offer for $50/hour (foreign language), also got a fulltime job offer btw 50 and 60k/year. is doc review really that bad? kind of can use the $$. What would u do?

Anonymous said...

The fact that the U.S. lets one of these Nigerian retarded criminals into this country shows you the state things are in, with an African citizen as president and everybody being PC about a terrorist on Northwest air.

Unfortunately these retards have babies like rabbits and they are anchor babies so we are stuck with them. They are born stupid, iliterate, and crooked and will drag our schools into the dungheap.

We be jammin'.

I agree that any artist is better than a politician (but Obama is more fake and empty in the head than most, plus that chin in the air arrogance and "upspeak" - i.e. a classic affirmative action beneficiary) but who has ever heard of the so called Nigerian artists you mentioned.

It sounds like more PC like tjhe black invention myths in the New York school textbooks.

OJ was innocent and the Nigerians I work with are nice.


Merry Kwanza!

Anonymous said...

10:48 PM

You forgot to mention the Nigerians saying "Ooogah-boogah" and not being able to read a document in doc review and asking retard question like what is a tort?

Also the Nigerians always trying t bring their family and brothers (not American blacks who they take jobs from) on to projects, saying what a paradise Nigeria is, and acting to whiteys like Dr. No in James Bond movie.

Anonymous said...

i worked on a Hudson doc review project briefly back in 2007. There were at least 30% Nigerians on the project. A lot of them seemed to know each other, and all of them were so lazy and acted like doc review jobs were something they were entitled to...it was a big turn off.

Anonymous said...

I did doc review once and there were no Nigerians that I knew of. It was mostly lazy white trash that bullied and intimidated minorities at the project. What Nigerians are you all talking about?

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Anonymous said...

"African Education Conference! "

What a laugh!

This shows you again the pretensions of the Nigerians. They have an ape IQ and their country is absolutely a toilet - the worst place in the world.

Anonymous said...

"It was mostly lazy white trash that bullied and intimidated minorities at the project."


Hello Nigerian/PB black!

Nice try, but any non black minority also can't stand and look down on the Nigerians.

As everyone knows it's the other way around. The Nigerians and other blacks dominate the projects and the whites have to kowtow to them and elevate them to an undeserved status.

Anonymous said...

Whitefolks are funny. Blind as bats. Can't tell a coconutian westindian from an african nigerian. Any references to 'mon' or 'tally me bananna' should be reserved for west indian (mostly jamaican) folks....not nigerians.

The 'ooga booga' stuff mostly applies to the africans (mostly nigerians).

The fact is is that the racist, classis, elitist, evil, vicious and wicked WASPS and JEWS that control lawland use coconuts and nigerians to create the false appearance of being 'inclusive'. They put them into the ghettos of doc review so that they don't have to hire any of the most dreaded folks in America.....American born descentants of black slaves who were slaves in the crackeristic american south.

They use the foreign blacks to keep american kneegrows out of law.

Other than a few token Obama types, you almost never see american kneegrows in perminent attorney's jobs and you never see the WASP or JEW run firms have american kneegrows as partners.

The problem that many of you wanna be elitist schlubby, psuedo white or psuedo jew toileteers have is that you are now learning, or at least sensing that, to the elite WASPS and wicked JEWS who run lawland.........you schlubs are N-words too.

Face it. You have been rendered useless by the wicked who run this country. And they are not impressed with the fact that you bear a slight respemblence to them as compared to that of a nigerian.

In the elite's eyes, blue collar schlubby I-talians, Micks, Slaves, even frum Jews are no different from spics, nigerians or even the garden variety american kneegrow.

Suck it up toilteers. You are N-words. Face the facts and leave law now.

That is all.

Anonymous said...

11:29 pm:
If your foreign language is Japanese, go with the document review. If it is any other, seriously consider the $50-60K permanent job.

I, Arthur! said...

I didn't realize that the Stormfront/KKK crowd accidentally clicked the wrong URL, and wandered in here. Truly amazing- why not dilute the legitimate message of the law industry pyramid scheme with a little, old-fashioned racism? That SURELY can't hurt the message when 0Ls go to this forum to see whether they should go to law school. Morons.

Anonymous said...

11:08

Absolutely agree. Indulging in racist talk is one great way to ensure that the speaker is not taken seriously.

And there is so much to be said about the pyramid scheme that is the practice of law in 2010. Sad.

Anonymous said...

11:08 and 11:24: Get your heads out of the clouds or your perverbial bungholes. WHO runs that legal scamdustry pyramid? It damn sure ain't the mongolians, nigerians, blue collar pseudo whites or american kneegrows.

And that pyramid and the snobberry and pedigree requirements that prop it up are heavily based on class, race, pedigree and trickery. To pretend otherwise is to delude one's self.

All one has to do so see this is to look at the letter heads of most firms from biglaw down to shitlaw. Walk into any firm and see who is there and what goes on.

Look at who fills the doc reviews and who are abscent from the hallowed halls of biglaw.

Also, why are any non-american citizens, of any race or creed, needed at any job other than for a few particular foreign language projects or matters involving foreign companies or business? Especially when there are so many american citizens with JD's who can't get a job if their lives depended on it.

Other than such foreign related matters, why do the powers that be import Aussies, Brits and other assortments of euro homos, East Asians, Nigerians, West Indians and others into any lawfirm when there are TONS of american JD holders that would die to have a job?

There is no explantion other than the elite's total disdain for those americans who are not they and to not them a dime when they can pay a foreigner a penny.

Law, like much of the investor class run America, is all about pedigree, class, race, religion and trickery and if you are not hip to that then you are a fool with your head in the sand.

To state that reality is otherwise is at best, ignorant and at worst, the deceitful trickery of the wicked who control the entire scam.

Anonymous said...

There's a big difference because all the other temps are US citizens.

India just barred foreigners from working in law there at the same time we let them steal our legal jobs.

Thanks New York Bar!

Anonymous said...

12:16, I agree with what you're saying - it's the truth.

However, you really need to proofread your posts before submitting them; they're a grammatical and spelling disaster, which takes away from the force and truth of your message. For example, you spelled "absent" as "abscent." What?

It's the little things... Please, keep posting, but proofread before submitting.

Anonymous said...

1:50 PM

He misspells words because he's an idiot.

The Nigerians very directly are responsible for stealing American jobs, doing shit work, hogging hours and benefits, sinking projects, getting jobs only for their fellow Nigerian subhumans, creating crime, ruining schools and neighborhoods, overbilling hours and doing multiple temp jobs (which they can get away with because if you accuse them they will cry racism), and now attacking U.S. airlines.

I never heard one apology or regret from the blood sucking Nigerians in the US for the terrorist act. The terrorist should have been shot on sight.

The persons responsible for the Nigerians being here and stealing our jobs is idiotic New York and California liberals, usually associated with law schools (who use the LLM programs to get money and to become advisors to third world governments - no joke) and the infamous bar associations.

But real American don't you dare miss one of your expensive CLE credits or you'll be disbarred!

Anonymous said...

Don't lump the British and Australians and Japanese in with the Nigerian fecal matter!

Are you out of your mind?

Have you ever met a Brit/Japanse/or Aussie on a temp job?

They are well qualified and go home to work in their own countries. They don't want to stay here. Unfortunately because they are qualified.

We get stuck with the trash that could not get a visa to the Philippines - the Nigerians.

"Bring us your tired and your shit brained criminals."

Anonymous said...

Heh, Bloomberg bought another term. How did he do it? With the same network that has killed the legal industry and has and is killing this once great nation: the Jews. There's a reason why these rats were driven out of every nation they went to. Think about it, what other race has seen that type of concerted action against them every time?

Nothing will change until the Jews are once again driven off.

Anonymous said...

12:16

Your response to my 11:24 post indicates you did not understand it.

You are correct that the people at the top, who orchestrate the entire contract attorney business, are not Nigerian, or any other ostensibly disfavored group.

The Nigerians are not the problem, and a lot of vicious racist mockery of them does absolutely nothing to get to the problem.

The problem is that there are A) too many law schools, churning out B) too many graduates, who are C) filled with inflated notions of what kind of money they will make.

This serves someone's interest. Who? Do you really think it's designed to serve the Nigerians' interests? (maybe it does, in fact, but only by comparison to the wretched conditions in their home country. I suppose making $20 an hour is preferable to making $5 a day in Lagos).

Let's try a different tack. Ship all the Nigerians back to Nigeria; ship the "Euro homos" (your words) back to wherever Euro homos live; and ship the West Indians back to West India.

That would leave you with marginally less competition for that $20/hr job with no OT and no benefits and no future. Is that type of job your idea of how you want to practice law? Is that really your objective? Why would you set your sights so low?

The racism, aside from being offensive, is really beside the point. The system is indeed rigged--by people who bear no physical resemblance to the Nigerians--and that is the problem.

Now: if you want to respond in an intelligent way--great. If you want to engage in silly flaming, just stifle the urge. There are too many angry, bitter people in cyberspace, employing too many wholly unoriginal insults, already engaged in flaming.

Anonymous said...

No, Nigerians are only symptom of the problem and of the disease that has corrupted our nation, greed. Any normal society gives its local attorneys and workers homefield advantages. But we permit hordes of poorly trained foreigners (enter the Nigerian Nightmares) to enter their country on the flimsiest of pretenses to gut the licensing standards and pay rates for those at the bottom.

It's just stupid and self defeating. Get these chattering morons out of our country!

Now, couple this with explosion of outsourcing, those at the bottom are getting squeezed out as never before. It's just a race to the gutter and the only ones winning are those at top of the pyramid, everone else loses.

Anonymous said...

4:06

Over on Bitter Lawyer, a 38 year old partner is pissed off that he only made $910,000 this year. THIS is the problem--a structure established to elevate partner profits to astronomical levels, while the rest of the profession deteriorates.

As they say, nice work if you can get it. But I doubt that clients are going to pay the freight much longer, at least at this extraordinary level of self-perceived entitlement.

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Anonymous said...

Reason # 25 Not To Take This Site Seriously: Whining about unimportant racist crap

It is like the guy bitching endlessly about the pedestrian next to him on the side walk while they are both about to be hit by the truck with an 800 lb guerilla speeding toward them at 100 mph.

Oh, and back in the real world, at the height of conservative ascendancy in the U.S., the country for the first time in 6 decades posted no increase in jobs in the decade from 2000 to 2009. But please, continue to discuss how you hate the guy next to you as Rome burns and Nero plays his violin.

Dianna Abdala said...

Bla bla bla

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Anonymous said...

The Nigerians are an evil menace and retarded, too.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who's interested should research why US immigration policy changed to restrict white European immigration and increase non-white, non-European immigration after WWII, as well as which ethnic/"religious" group was behind pushing for the change.

Always ask "Who benefits? And why do they benefit?" A little information will clear up any lingering questions about the seeming irrationality of it. It makes perfect sense when you have the proper, unfiltered information.

Anonymous said...

5:34

3:38 here. I sure hope you're not calling me a liberal. Not only would that be completely inaccurate, but those are fighting words.

But look: your comments are giving conservatism a bad name. Do you understand: forget the Nigerians! They're a complete sideshow to the larger issue.

Either that, or I wish you much success in the New Year, when Mtubo Mtange is deported back to Lagos and you can reclaim the highly prized doc review position that he stole from you. Which will be paying $15 an hour at that point. You can celebrate by going to Wendy's.

Get a clue.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, as the bigots rant that I am being unfair to them, America experienced what is being called a lost decade of no job growth. This has not happened in 60 years. I suppose that's the brown people's fault too. Much easier to blame brown people than bad economic policies brought to us by conservatives over the last 30 years. And I include President Obama in the list of conservatives. If I am a liberal, it is because I am paying attention. If you are conservative after the last decade, it is because you are delusional.

Anonymous said...

Also, here's the article about the lost decade:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/01/AR2010010101196.html?hpid=topnews

Anonymous said...

I don't know, I'm in-house, make way more than $76 and have no-billable hour requirement. Then again, I don't do insurance law, rather I do contract drafting/negotiation/analysis, so there could be a difference.

Also, I know it's a lost cause, but let's not be too racist. Don't blame nigerians for your own failures. When I did doc review, I didn't notice them doing anything worse than most other coders, in fact, the few I worked with often usually hustled better and were more capable than most of the other doc attorneys.

Anonymous said...

Hire a Nigerian and
-put Americans out of work
-sink the project
-hire all their relatives
-ruin the US schools & cities
-blow up airliners
-export DR to India
-give $ to an entitled ingrate
-dumb down the project & USA

Anonymous said...

All the Nigerian dudes button their shirts up to the top button and act like Eddie Murphy in Coming To America.

The Nigerian women are like all other black women: bitchy.

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Noob said...

I'm one of those recent law grads that couldn't get a job and landed in docreview, which i never heard of while in school. I realized there wern't any sites that had reviews on agencies, firms, and projects so I made a forum. please post your thoughts there to to bring transparency to the doc review community. www.DocReviewers.com

Anonymous said...

^ Fake website. Don't bother; it doesn't exist.

Anonymous said...

In other news, it's great that that son of a bitch Matasar won the 2009 Beastly Behavior Award... Why hasn't anyone discussed this?

Anonymous said...

I'm a happily employed sandwich maker @ Cosi..many of my customers are dreary, weary looking temp attorneys..why did you all go to 3rd tier schools??? ride first class or bust...i live to slather your bread w/ mayo..NEXT!

Anonymous said...

You fucktards yammering about Nigerians are the 10% who will never get hired to file a nail much less a brief. You are losers who use racist blather to keep yourselves from looking in the mirror as to why you are clicking your life away. I hope your next "job" is at $19 an hour...see if you can get taken off the assignment early and walk off a pier, m'kay?

Anonymous said...

Shut up, you cunt.

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Anonymous said...

The real issue is how many of us ou there now face lsing their apartments, having heir credit ines cut, or credit cards terminated......guys, tjings are going to get real real tough. It isn't cost effective to leave NYC anymore bc/ there are no jobs anywhere else period. So, people better start teaming up and taking on roomates bc/ life is gong to get outgher regardless of well the financial markets are doing.....D.C. is lying to all of us.....it really kind of scary and people had better wake up....you aren't going to even find jobs pahng $16-$19...so where the heck do those of you still with $130K in student loan debt turn......I guess President "Oz" might have the answer won't he....just go to Hawaii, play basketball, and maybe it just will go away....oh that yellow brick raod, Oh Dorothy, just close your eyes and wish......

Anonymous said...

I applaud your stance against racism and west frican bigotry it is unfortunate that ypu will not expand your standards to protect against the ugliness of anti-veteranism and military illiteracy I suspect that it is few of the best & bravest in the country make it to law school. and few lawyers have the balls to engage in military service

Anonymous said...

And I want to donate $200,000 and 3 years of my life to end up like this?

Anonymous said...

For purposes of personal pride and professional development, anything that one writes should be grammatical, properly punctuated and written with words that are spelled correctly. "Anything that one writes" includes emails, texts and blog comments. The crap, passing for writing, that folks have thrown up here is absolutely pathetic. Don't get me started on the racism and, closer to the heart of how to be a lawyer, the lack of argumentative and logical ability that racial comments make evident.

Best of luck to those of you who deserve the wish. The market sucks and most folks at my AmLaw100 firm are freaked out, from rain-making partner down to junior associates. We'll get through this and have great stories for our grandkids. ; )

To the quasi-illiterate on this site, please focus on your writing. It will do you a world of good.

To the racists on this site, please grow up or leave. Not just this site - leave the country.

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