Yep it’s official, the day job is my life. (Sup this should be just about right for you and Jim Brown).
A few quick hits:
Checking in and for our new readers I noticed Victoria Pynchon’s blog sent us several referrals yet again today. Ms Pynchon’s entry on one of our posts put us on the cyber map and the rest is history. Her blog is very good.
Moving along and around that same general time period as Vicky’s blog entry on us, Martha Neil of the ABA Journal featured one of our posts in her online column. Once I remember a name it sticks with me and I bring up Ms Neil because Nowdy emailed me another of her recent columns, this one on layoffs at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom:
The ax reportedly has fallen on attorneys and staff at four more well-known law firms, in addition to three that made layoffs news last week.
According to Above the Law, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom gave pink slips on Friday to a significant number of its staff attorney workforce, citing economic conditions. No associate attorneys were cut, however, according to an apparent internal Skadden memo included in the ATL report.
“The staff attorney position was created and designed to absorb peak demands. The economic turmoil has required us to reassess that level of support, nevertheless more than half of our staff attorneys remain with the firm,” the memo states. According to unidentified “tipsters” cited in the ATL post, Skadden is giving the staff attorneys the firm cut from its roster eight weeks of severance pay, and those affected are based primarily in New York and Washington, D.C.
Hopefully these developments do not impact our readership too greatly Nowdy. 😉 And to let the rest of you in on the inside of Slabbed, Skadden is State Farm’s main law firm and we count those guys as loyal daily readers. Though some of Skadden’s associates have now had their employment on the farm slabbed we hope their subsequent landings are soft. Nowdy no doubt would like to see this news re-conceptualized into an Obamicon so I gave it my best shot.
Also I did not miss the Commish telling Met no to yet another very large rate increase. If anyone has the link or I can find it (not likely) I will post the Anita Lee story as time allows.
Finally I noticed Jesse Hearin must have liked our Gagne’ coverage. I’m the local guy Jesse, but given the day job it may be a while before we can get together. (Unless Steve would agree to pinch hit for us hint hint.) Congratulations on settling the case.
Finally has anyone seen Claimsguy? The Grump is now claiming he now works as a Walmart greeter. (For the record I always appreciated CG’s shamelessness and wit.)