Read all about how Atlanta's "King & Spalding" is being sued for $53 million for not giving a partnership to a male associate because he is a woman transvestite.
What's the real story behind Janice Sixfeather Jackson-Cohen, Yale's token black, woman, Indian, handicapped worker and Jew?
Get the inside scoop on the mutiny and takeover of New York's "Sullivan & Cromwell" by a band of renegade associates who barricaded the Xerox room.
Find out how your firm, too, can forego the gruesome chore of finding new associates, and simply breed your own.
All this and much, much more appeared on newsstands this month in the first -- and possibly last -- edition of "The UnAmerican Lawyer."
As these few examples and the name imply, this new magazine is a takeoff on the monthly, and decidedly more sober, "American Lawyer," the trade publication lawyers most love to hate.
Arnold B. Kantor, a Chicago attorney who wrote most of the magazine and hired actors to pose for pictures and ads, went all out to make the parody look and feel like the breezy and occasionally breathless original.
" 'American Lawyer' " is almost a parody of itself," said Kantor, 41. "It takes itself so incredibly seriously. You sort of wonder if they're for real."
"American Lawyer" editor Steven Brill appears in Kantor's version as "Steven Shrill."
"I think it's funny. I think it's terrific," Brill said recently. "Obviously I'd be the last person to say the stuff in there is literally true. . . . The column about me is pretty funny."
Kantor said Brill's reaction "really annoys me. I was hoping he would hate it."
About 10,000 copies have been printed. Kantor said it's too early to tell how the $5 magazine is selling.
Some of the ads are almost as funny as the stories. One firm (O'Melveny & Myers) promotes itself as the "official law firm of the 1984 Olympics. . . . We bring home the gold."