« on: March 18, 2011, 12:09:40 PM »
Why do you say that Jwebony956?
If she really looks like the picture, my guess is that she's just used to saying that to every man she meets.
Toledo fell into T4. (I'll be curious about that story--big fall in 3 years)
At least at this firm - it's 2000 hr requirement for the firm, and hours get kicked back ALL the time! It seems really stressful since the clients are pretty sophisticated.
From what I've seen most ins companies are quite fair and do pay out when they should - most of the litigation ends up when someone wants a benefit they never paid for is is doing something shady like burning their own house down for the ins payout. Also there's a huge range of ins defense from auto liability to D&O to general commercial liability.
It completely depends on the school and professor. At HLS exams for most professors were available for download via the school's intranet.
By the way, that same poor dude who lowered himself to join the JAG Corps (of any branch) after about 10-12 years or so service:
O-5(Lt. Colonel/Commander) 10-12
Base Pay: $81,500
BAS/BAH: $30,000 (NON-taxable)
tax advantage: $10,000
TOTAL COMPENSATION: $122,000/year
You could then resign your commission, join the Reserve (to keep earning points for retirement), and take
that opportunity to join your hometown firm as a partner.
I don't think going the officer route has as much to do with an "ego stroke" as it does with the fact that a 1st Lt. makes more in their first year than an E-4 makes after 30 years in service, and almost double what an E-4 makes in their first year. Big deal if they don't pay off as much of your debt, you'll make so much more money as an officer it won't be a problem to pay the difference. And if you join the military, I'm fairly certain you can get in on a federal loan forgiveness program. Not to mention the quality of life differences between officers and enlisted.
For those of you in the Silver Spoon crowd who look down your noses on JAG (military service) as a fallback: "Oh my GOD!"