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General Board / Re: Are Lawyers Getting Dumber Aritcle?
« on: August 26, 2015, 11:51:15 PM »
Is there an echo in here?

Is there an echo in here?

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News Discussion / Re: POTUS
« on: August 26, 2015, 03:21:38 PM »
Uhh... What?

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News Discussion / Re: POTUS
« on: August 26, 2015, 01:55:07 PM »
Maybe because politics elects executive regulatory and legislative lawmakers, plus the ultimate lawmakers, SCOTUS.

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General Board / Re: Are Lawyers Getting Dumber Aritcle?
« on: August 22, 2015, 10:05:55 AM »
I don't think they made the exam harder. The NCBE is right to point at significant declines in LSAT scores, which is one of the best predictors of bar success.

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Maintain, I didn't say anything about notarios. Soy de Los Angeles, so I am certainly familiar with them. I was more shocked that the poster was alleging that attorneys were violating their professional responsibilities by advocating for immigrants.

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News Discussion / Re: POTUS
« on: August 20, 2015, 08:47:09 AM »
Tbf, he isn't that fat anymore. He even looks svelte compared to an average 'murican.

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So many things to respond to...

Never heard of these rules of professional procedure and I'm from a border state.

Not sure those lawyers are advocating anyone break the law either or what exactly this supposed epidemic of illegal legal advice is.

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News Discussion / Re: POTUS
« on: August 19, 2015, 08:14:28 PM »
So, um, yeah. This is why I don't find your facts very credible. More importantly, though, getting back to the OP, I have followed politics long enough to not get too concerned about day-to-day. For example, the reason that Christie is doomed isn't because of bridgegate- it's because he has no GOP support- either with the establishment any more (he burned those, um, bridges) and certainly not with the base.

Would you say he burned those "tunnels" of support?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: taft law school
« on: August 14, 2015, 03:01:48 PM »
There's no way you'd get more than $4000 approved in fee agreements, especially if the cases were as little work as you claim. Furthermore, the fee agreements would have to be approved by a U.S. ALJ, a fact you failed to mention and your post suggests you were not aware.

Finally, I'm not sure who the barb about getting a license to practice is aimed at, but everyone here has held themselves out to be a licensed attorney.

I am sure you are right, 4K seems OK for a SSD case to me but I really haven't done any for a long time.  But these are great cases for a beginner, attorneys turn their noses up at them and the clients really do need help.  I always went the extra mile too and helped my clients get aid while they sweated out the long wait for a reconsideration or hearing.

No offense intended GH but I would not assume everyone here is an attorney otherwise they would know new lawyers don't know crap and need to get smart real fast about how to practice by attending court and hitting the practice books.

$4,000 seems ok? That was the statutory maximum at the time of claimed SSI practice.

As far as assuming, no offense yourself but I'll repeat what I said: everyone here has, in some form or another, asserted that they are licensed to practice law. But that doesn't really change the substantive nature of this conversation.

I find it hard to believe there's a town so small it doesn't have enough lawyers yet it also somehow has enough folks to provide a steady stream of SSI cases (before boomers got old), civil rights cases and court appointed referrals for a newly minted lawyer to make $100k. It literally and figuratively doesn't add up. This kind of "advice" is dangerous given how relatively little prospective law school applicants know.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: taft law school
« on: August 14, 2015, 01:01:34 PM »
There's no way you'd get more than $4000 approved in fee agreements, especially if the cases were as little work as you claim. Furthermore, the fee agreements would have to be approved by a U.S. ALJ, a fact you failed to mention and your post suggests you were not aware.

Finally, I'm not sure who the barb about getting a license to practice is aimed at, but everyone here has held themselves out to be a licensed attorney.

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