Legal Services: The need is great, but the funding is shrinking for legal services programs in the D.C. area, according to this report in the Washington Post. Major reason: plummeting returns from interest on lawyer trust accounts, the main funding source.
Junkets Live On: In spite of changes in ethics rules aimed at curbing junkets by members of Congress, some still manage to take trips with their families funded by private groups with ties to lobbyists and their clients, the New York Times reports.
Off the Map: If you find your colleagues at the office idly searching online for cabins in remote parts of the country today, blame this story from Sunday's Washington Post about Neel Kashkari, who quit abruptly after eight pressure-filled months of running the Treasury Department's TARP program. He and his wife moved to a cabin near the Truckee River in Northern California.
Investment Heyday: The Recorder, our sibling publication in California, takes a look at the high-flying days of Wilson Sonsini's investment fund which, in the dot.com boom days, brought staggering returns for partners.