What Herman Melville once did for the lowly scriveners who toiled away in the law firms of the 19th century, David Lat, the founder and managing editor of the seminal blog, Above the Law, has now done for a higher-class of the bar's handy-helpers: the often brilliant, always industrious, but preternaturally neurotic law clerks who answer the beck and call of federal judges like hand-holding Hollywood agents.