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sigh, whatever man. If my boss says "don't do this" I am not going to argue with him that he didn't really mean it or that he couldn't enforce it if he did.

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General Off-Topic Board / You can now be served by facebook!
« on: September 27, 2014, 06:05:56 PM »
http://nypost.com/2014/09/18/judge-oks-serving-legal-papers-via-facebook/

This actually makes a lot of sense to me (as long as they can prove it is an active account) The only people that I can see complaining about this are deadbeats who also cry when the server "lies" to them by "tricking" them into admitting who they are (dressing as pizzaman,etc)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: SEPT 27 LSAT
« on: September 27, 2014, 11:55:06 AM »
Dang, City provided one of the most quality posts I've seen on these threads in years (most of the other law school threads are just populated by homophobic racist comments for some reason anymore) I'd toss on top of his comments the fact that if you lost your job that student loans will cover living expenses since most law schools don't have on campus  housing and food plans for their grad the way they do for undergrad (some do though, and if you want that, factor that in while picking) It also tends not to counts as "income" against unemployment benefits.

I knew a few people who went to grad school just because they were laid off from their job. It worked out ok for them, and while I wouldn't make it the only reason to do it, it's ok to let that be a factor too.

Some schools have decent MSL degrees that let you take classes side by side with law students but be done in a year if you want to "Test the waters" and get a legal degree without going full JD. The only down side to that is that they tend not to transfer for credit into the JD, so if you did like it, you'd have to do a lot of those same classes again later in the JD. Then again that would increase the odds that you could get a 4.0 and honors when you did them again since you'd already know what to do. Kind of a crazy idea, but I figured it was worth tossing out there too.

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Again, I refer you to my previous post
it pains me how simple this is

Sorry what is your point?  Am I supposed to be afraid of the California Bar Admissions Committee for asking them on the record about Novus?   I think they are a great agency, they literally answered me the same day.  I can't say the same for the CIA; they forced me to sue them to get records.
Do whatever you want, but if the place that gives you a license says "don't do this" I am not going to do it. I don't care if it makes any sense, bringing a passport photo to the MPRE makes ZERO sense, but they say jump so I jump.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: September 26, 2014, 09:43:26 PM »
http://www.bppe.ca.gov/
they must have brought it back, its still a f-ing pathetic joke though

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Again, I refer you to my previous post
it pains me how simple this is

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consider military, you can enlist as a paralegal as an officer in JAG even with just undergrad
This is incorrect.  JAG paralegals are enlisted, which means that they are not officers and are outranked by every 21-year-old ROTC graduate fresh out of college. Some eventually have the opportunity to become legal administrators, which is a warrant officer position, but only for those who go career non-commission officer.

Serving in the military has many benefits, but enlisting to become a JAG paralegal in the hopes of helping with law school admissions is a bit extreme and won't necessarily help OP. It might not be fun being treated like a 17-year-old kid who barely finished high school. Also, it'd be at least 4 years before he could apply again to law school.
I wasn't attached to JAG, so I will take your word for that. I will post a link to the MOS that officers can do.
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/army/l/blofficermos.htm
OP could go enlisted in the National Guard and have that pay for law school if they wanted to do paralegal (or officer too in another MOS)
http://www.nationalguard.com/27d-paralegal-specialist
OP was posting about CASA and other stuff too, so let's be fair about OP was asking about

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Studying Law Abroad
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:10:44 PM »
I see "partner" and assume you mean same sex partner. Doesn't Germany have a HORRIBLE track record when it comes to that? I'd factor that in.

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Reality check dude - if some boilerplate scares you; how you going to take on the DA's officer or file a civil rights lawsuit for a client?  Get out there and read some Gerry Spence or Tony Serra:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=gerry+spense&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Agerry+spense

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=tony+serra&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Atony+serra
"Reality Check Dude"
copy and paste my point for point on my previous post

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Fresh - do you know what email legal boilerplate is?  It is unenforceable, no court to my knowledge has ever upheld it yet lawyers and others still use it anyway.  Also, what does it mean in this context?  I asked for information from a public agency.  They answered me.  I am under no obligation to keep the information private since it was addressed to me.  Start thinking like a lawyer and you may get there some day.

http://blogs.findlaw.com/strategist/2012/03/that-disclaimer-at-bottom-of-your-email-is-unenforceable-lawyers-say.html

http://www.economist.com/node/18529895
(sigh) This is blowing my mind a bit here folks
I am not talking about court cases, I am talking about the bar itself (which is an entirely different animal with its own set of rules)
WILL it do that? Not likely, especially seeing how you don't use your real name to post.
COULD it? Yes. Why mess with it.

And I used to work for govt agencies that used that stuff, so yeah I know what it is, but I also know superiors saying "why put your head in the lions mouth if you don't have to"

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