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Anonymous Lawyer Follow Up: Working Mom/Lawyer Competition.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | August 14, 2009

Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009

“Working Mother” recently released its list of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women to Work. Its always good to hear that someplace is a nice place to work and working mothers deserve all the breaks they can get. But . . . the topic is just crying out for satire. You’ll be happy to know that the Anonymous Lawyer has answered the call.

Last week PLBT ran a post in the WSJ Law Blog of an satirical internal memo written by Jeremy Blachman, the Anonymous Lawyer. Apparently, this was so popular that Ashby Jones, the WSJ Law Blogger, asked Blachman to write another. This one is about not being rated among the 50 best law firms on the Working Mother list.

Equally interesting, was Jones’ comment that he received a large number of formulaic press releases from many of the fifty firms who actually were named by Working Mother, begging for a mention. That kind of PR doesn’t get the attention of the WSJ Blog. You gotta have some imagination. (PS, law firms, that’s how you win hard cases, too.)

In case you missed last week’s internal memo, here’s the PLBT post with the link. Of course, you can read the Anonymous lawyer anytime through our blogroll. You know the drill. Look right, scroll down.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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