Above the Law

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Irreverent and muckraking posts on breaking legal news and issues of the day. In additional to reporting on news events and cases of interest, ATL contributors offer commentary on legal controversies and the state of the industry at large. The site also has a career center with job listings and information for job seekers. ATL was added to the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 Hall of Fame in 2012.

Author: Above the Law is published by Breaking Media. Founder David Lat is the managing editor. Joe Patrice and Staci Zaretsky are editors, and Elie Mystal is Breaking Media's editor at large. The editors also contribute to Above the Law: Redline.

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Poll: Which of these captions for the cartoon contest really pops?

Two prisoners watch lawyer walk out of prison.

  • 41.29%
    "He’s not much of a lawyer, but for 40 years he hasn’t forgotten my birthday."
  • 9.01%
    "I asked for help keeping my head up, but I should have been more specific."
  • 49.7%
    "How did the meeting with your attorney go?" "He said these balloons had a better chance of getting me out than he did."