Host of Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer
Joe Patrice is an Editor at Above the Law. For over a decade, he practiced as a litigator at both Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Lankler Siffert & Wohl, representing a variety of individuals, institutions, and foreign sovereigns in criminal and civil matters. Then Joe left private practice to concentrate on making snide remarks about other lawyers which is at least as fulfilling as motion practice.
Payable sometime in 2024... of course.
Elon Musk files a facially ludicrous lawsuit and Trump argues that sexual assault doesn't count on airplanes.
We discuss Trump's failed motion, DeSantis racking up bills, and Biglaw whiners.
Big week in Biglaw news.
Discussing the risks of representing Trump, Sam Bankman-Fried's goofy courtroom sketch, and Biglaw's open letter to law schools.
Stroock strikes out.
LSAT's decision is not totally... illogical.
A Clio Cloud Conference roundup.
Also Donald Trump's lawyers continue making mistakes.
This week we chat about the First Amendment, sexual harassment, and, yet again, Blackface in the legal community.
Plus a dramatic reading of the MyPillow deposition.
In our latest chat, we discuss Biglaw strip club outings, Jeff Clark taking time away from his indictment to be an idiot online, and associates unhappy with a law firm's office tracker.
Also, how to create a culture that welcomes Biglaw vacations.
A little Broadway for this week's title.
And they're running out of a bunch of lawyers.
Elena Kagan and Samuel Alito have… very different takes on judicial ethics and what Congress’s role is in all of it. Plus, Lindsey Graham has a change of heart about a federal...
Also more mandatory office policies and a brief primer on the Federal Circuit controversy.
Between threatening Facebook and suing Wachtell, the Chief Twit is pretty active. We also talk about the end of the Supreme Court Term and the struggles in bar prep.
Talking about Supreme Court scandals, marijuana rights, and the top law schools out there.
Because someday you might face massive espionage charges... or something.
When you think about it, is a deputized bear really weirder than keeping classified documents in a bathroom with two chandeliers?
Maybe the woman who called the cops on a Black birdwatcher should try using ChatGPT to make up some fake caselaw for her appeal because the real ones aren't helping.
And the Supreme Court's ethical problems just won't go away.
How can one guy mess up this much? Ron DeSantis is about to announce a run for president, but meanwhile he’s botching remedial civil procedure and running face first in the Fourteenth...
Joe and Chris talk about law school, layoffs, and basic decency.
When you list all of the revelations of the past month, it's impressive.
Also Ron DeSantis is getting beaten up by Disney again.
Who reads all of the statute anyway?
Clarence Thomas takes some me time.
Also Morgan & Morgan has had it with insurance lobbyists and the legal profession is losing talent to OnlyFans.
Latest podcast also talks about ranking the best law schools the worst way possible.
Also, Elon Musk really needs legal counsel.
And a pop quiz: do you know what 'bofadeez' is?
And Sidney Powell drew the judge she needed at the right time.
Clarence Thomas is getting a statue... allow your imagination to run wild.
Also, let's talk about Biglaw and cancel culture.
Also, some salty law school talk.
And what's going on with the legal market right now?
Also, Joe Biden's documents elicit special counsel attention.
It’s only the beginning.
Always waiting until the last minute.
Looking back at the good... and mostly bad.
It's all about optics.
Also the country may have dodged a constitutional bullet.
But they caught me with some contemporaneous third-party emails?
ABA poised to eliminate standardized testing requirement... but should it?
Also, bonus season begins!
Annual gathering aims to silence woke heretics... misses spectacularly.
It's not 2009 all over again, but it's not great.
Also, hybrid work models show strain.
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