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Messages - CRDFNSKY

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Unfortunately, none without a license. Man up and take the exam. It's really not that bad. However, in some areas there can be a decent living made doing background type work (research, drafting etc.) for other lawyers. This is particularly so in areas where solo-practitioners and small groups are more the norm.

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General Board / Re: The beginning of the end of 1L
« on: May 04, 2008, 07:06:44 PM »
It goes so fast after the first year.

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General Board / Re: 168, 3.6 gpa Rejected everywhere
« on: May 04, 2008, 07:05:06 PM »
It would be great if this thread would go away. Nobody has said anything new since page 2.

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Probably not. Disclose it fully. It doesn't really have anything to do with the character and fitness hot button issues like dishonesty, financial irresponsibility and substance abuse. There wasn't alcohol or drugs involved was there? You're probably fine. If in doubt, call the state bar and ask. I'd be more comfortable getting the thumbs up from them rather than a bunch of law students.

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General Board / Re: Working as a 1L....
« on: May 02, 2008, 05:49:34 PM »
Work for a law firm. They'll be sympathetic to your schedule, and you can build some great contacts. It probably won't pay much though. On a sidenote, I made a ton of money throughout law school doing research and drafting for lawyers at home. I'd draft motions and things like that. For example, a lawyer would ask me to do a motion to suppress, and he'd mail me the videotape or audio of the hearing and any other discovery. I'd draft the motion and mail everything back to him. I charged thirty bucks an hour. Word spread that I was available and did a good job, and I did pretty well.

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General Board / Re: Car Accident: How do I proceed?
« on: May 02, 2008, 05:44:06 PM »
Insurance adjusters can give unauthorized legal advice too. I think what we are dealing with here is more of a legal opinion though. That doesn't change whether or not it's allowed. Plus, if you don't think this is a legal issue, then why are you asking it on this board? Did you have previous knowledge that there may be a former insurance claims adjuster here to answer your question? You're clearly seeking a legal opinion, or you wouldn't have posed the question to a bunch of law students?

Have you taken professional responsibility yet? I don't mean that flippantly. I'm just curious.

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He's obviously an awesome resource. Get to know him. Cultivate a relationship. If you're near him, ask him to go to lunch. In my experience lawyers want to be helpful with the young guys paying their dues. Lawyers understand the favor concept very well. I wouldn't straight out ask him for a job. Most people with any sense of credibility/reputation preservation won't recommend someone for a job to someone else they know if they know nothing about the person they are recommending. But, if he gets to know you well enough and  he sees your smart and worth recommending, he may do just that.

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General Board / Re: Working as a 1L....
« on: May 02, 2008, 05:24:50 PM »
Do not work during exams or the week before. I'll say it again. Do not work during exams or the week before.

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General Board / Re: Car Accident: How do I proceed?
« on: May 02, 2008, 05:18:07 PM »
Explaining someone's "chunk of liability" is legal advice. There's probably not a more clear cut example.

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My last exam of 3L year is tomorrow morning. How drunk am I gonna get?

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