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Super Lawyers Summer Giveaway Recap

Earlier this July Super Lawyers held its first ever social media giveaway. We asked our Facebook community to comment what they believed are the top three traits that exemplify outstanding lawyers, then selected one community member at random and sent them four Super Lawyers pub glasses. Lawyers from all over the country sent various answers, each sharing their opinion on what it takes to be an outstanding lawyer. Let's look at what some of the Super Lawyers Facebook community members had to say.

Check out the January Super Lawyers Digital Magazine Releases

January is a busy month for Super Lawyers with the release of four magazines: 2015 Ohio & Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine and the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine. Going forward, we'll be posting a blog each month to give you a preview of each magazine at the time of release. These posts will feature front cover stories, briefs and question & answer highlights. 

Super Lawyers Presents New Website Dedicated to Law Schools

It seems like everywhere you turn someone has an opinion on law school: is it worth the investment? What type of law should you study? Where should you go? Our new website helps prospective students begin their research by targeting the top five things they should consider when selecting a law school:

Ted Olson's Going Rate: $1,800 an Hour

Olson-2.jpgIn recently disclosed court filings in the bankruptcy case of LightSquare Inc., a wireless-networking venture, it was revealed that Ted Olson of Gibson Dunn, whom we featured in our most recent edition of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, billed $1,800 an hour for his services. That's the highest rate ever to be publicly disclosed, according to Valeo Partners, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm that maintains a database of legal rates pulled from court filings and other public information.

Dorsey & Whitney Turns 100

Venerable Minneapolis-based law firm Dorsey & Whitney turned 100 over the weekend with a panoply of festivities, including a walleye-and-steak dinner for 1,000 Saturday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Gives us occasion to look back at our wide-ranging discussion last year with the managing partner of the firm, Marianne Short, which you can find here.

John Garvish's Lesson from Law School: It's Not About Who Talks Most

Garvish.jpegIn the most recent issue of Texas Rising Stars, which is available now online and in digital form, we asked John Garvish of McKool Smith in Austin one simple question: "What was your most memorable experience from law school?" What he told us was illuminating, not only about classroom life, but life life.

The Lawyer Behind Stephen Colbert's Campaign

Potter.jpgTrevor Potter of the firm Caplin & Drysdale, a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers listee in 2008 and 2009, is in the spotlight these days for his political campaign work, which isn't unusual for him. He served as deputy general counsel for George H.W. Bush in 1988 and general counsel for John McCain in 2000 and 2008; he's used to working in big-time politics. But now he's doing something completely different: working in big-time comedy.

Carter Phillips and the Question of Content Regulation on Public Airwaves

cphillips2.jpg Carter Phillips of Sidely Austin, last year's cover subject in Washington, DC Super Lawyers, appeared yesterday before the U.S. Supreme Court to represent his client, Fox Television, in a case concerning FCC regulation of indecent content--such as fleeting expletives on awards shows or brief nudity on a show like NYPD Blue--on the public airwaves. We caught up with him to get his thoughts on the day's arguments.