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The BigLaw bonus extravaganza is back. BigLaw associates will receive an unexpected spring bonus this year in addition to the normal annual bonus. This is icing on a rather dry cake; the 2010 annual bonus was less than half of what was handed out during the boom time of 2007.
I fondly remember the excitement back in 2007, when firms were clamoring to match and even outdo each other on the bonus front.… Continue reading →
What does an animal activist have in common with a hunter? Turns out, more than you think.
I am an animal lover. Among my animal-related activities are fostering cats, volunteering at shelters, serving on the New York City Bar committee on animal issues, and supporting the ban on dog fighting, cock fighting, cricket fighting, basically any form of non-human animal fighting for the profit of humans.… Continue reading →
My dislike of drafting was a significant factor contributing to me quitting law. But drafting legal documents was considerably easier than personal writing. There are no penalties for lacking word variety or having half-page long sentences with multiple subordinate clauses. In personal writing, so much hinges on aesthetics and clarity. I disliked drafting, but I hate writing.… Continue reading →