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General Off-Topic Board / Offshoring
« on: December 20, 2006, 09:00:29 AM »
Ack, there goes our security!

Legal firms overseas getting increased business from U.S.

Luladey B. Tadesse
(Wilmington, Del.) News Journal
Dec. 20, 2006 12:00 AM

If the jobs at General Motors or DaimlerChrysler's plant in Delaware suddenly moved to China, people wouldn't be shocked.

Manufacturing jobs have been moving offshore for years.

But what if major corporations decided it was cheaper to work with lawyers in India?

The practice already has begun, and Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont Co. is recognized as a pioneer in the growing trend. Other corporations like Oracle, Cisco and General Electric also are trimming their legal costs as well.

The legal offshoring industry is estimated to be about $60 million to $80 million today - tiny in comparison with the estimated $225 billion U.S. legal industry - but it has the potential to grow.

The cost of working with lawyers in India averages $50 to $70 an hour, compared with an American lawyer with equivalent experience who would be paid $200 or more. An Indian lawyer working as a temp would cost $20 or less, whereas one in this country would cost up to $70 an hour.

As more work shifts to legal companies abroad, the number of jobs lost in the United States is expected to jump from about 23,000 this year to about 79,000 in 2015, according to a 2004 report by Forrester Research.

Josh Bivens, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, doubts lawyers will be affected much by offshoring.

"In my lifetime, corporate sector lawyers will be very well paid," he said. "In part, it is because they have very select skills. And, in part, because of a lot of regulations that make it difficult for outsiders to compete in that field."

For many years, lawyers were shielded from the offshoring phenomenon, mainly because their work was steeped in arcane U.S. law.

But that reluctance is fading.

DuPont has a crew of about 100 lawyers, mostly in India, who are available around the clock to review documents in such complex matters as asbestos lawsuits. The company expects to save 30 percent to 60 percent on the traditional costs, amounting to more than $6 million a year from its $200 million annual legal bill.

New federal rules require companies to produce nearly all electronic data as evidence, including deleted e-mails. As a result, the amount of document review required by lawyers is expected to grow exponentially in the next few years.

General Off-Topic Board / Mail Order Spouse
« on: December 18, 2006, 06:49:26 AM »
so, would you get a mail order spouse if you cant find mr/ms right by a certain time in your life?

if so, what area do you think youd pick from?

General Off-Topic Board / The Bay Area
« on: December 10, 2006, 03:46:22 PM »
whatcha like?

whatcha dislike?

how bad is the rent?

anything you care to add  :)

so, when your listening to one of your younger classmates, say, sub 22, talking about how they ar ein love and this is it and no one else will ever do, do you also chuckle?

ive tried explaining to a few of them the odds are astronomical they will stay with one person, but you cant logic with people in love.

oh well, they will learn...

Annab - her soap is always covered in hair when she gets out of the shower.

Red - secretly wants a strong man that can reign her in

Strad - stinky feet

General Off-Topic Board / Top 100 TV Catch Phrases
« on: November 29, 2006, 01:43:34 PM »
Do you use any?

- "Aaay" (Fonzie, "Happy Days")

- "And that's the way it is" (Walter Cronkite, "CBS Evening News")

- "Ask not what your country can do for you ..." (John F. Kennedy)

- "Baby, you're the greatest" (Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, "The Honeymooners")

- "Bam!" (Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril Live")

- "Book 'em, Danno" (Steve McGarrett, "Hawaii Five-O")

- "Come on down!" (Johnny Olson, "The Price is Right")

- "Danger, Will Robinson" (Robot, "Lost in Space")

- "De plane! De plane!" (Tattoo, "Fantasy Island")

- "Denny Crane" (Denny Crane, "Boston Legal")

- "Do you believe in miracles?" (Al Michaels, 1980 Winter Olympics)

- "D'oh!" (Homer Simpson, "The Simpsons")

- "Don't make me angry ..." (David Banner, "The Incredible Hulk")

- "Dyn-o-mite" (J.J., "Good Times")

- "Elizabeth, I'm coming!" (Fred Sanford, "Sanford and Son")

- "Gee, Mrs. Cleaver ..." (Eddie Haskell, "Leave it to Beaver")

- "God'll get you for that" (Maude, "Maude")

- "Good grief" (Charlie Brown, "Peanuts" specials)

- "Good night, and good luck" (Edward R. Murrow, "See It Now")

- "Good night, John Boy" ("The Waltons")

- "Have you no sense of decency?" (Joseph Welch to Sen. McCarthy)

- "Heh heh" (Beavis and Butt-head, "Beavis and Butthead")

- "Here it is, your moment of Zen" ("The Daily Show")

- "Here's Johnny!" (Ed McMahon, "The Tonight Show")

- "Hey now!" (Hank Kingsley, "The Larry Sanders Show")

- "Hey HEY hey!" (Dwayne Nelson, "What's Happening!!")

- "Hey hey HEEY!" (Fat Albert, "Fat Albert")

- "Holy (whatever), Batman!" (Robin, "Batman")

- "Holy crap!" (Frank Barone, "Everybody Loves Raymond")

- "Homey don't play that!" (Homey the Clown, "In Living Color")

- "How sweet it is!" (Jackie Gleason, "The Jackie Gleason Show")

- "How you doin'?" (Joey Tribbiani, "Friends")

- "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" (Alka Seltzer ad)

- "I know nothing!" (Sgt. Schultz, "Hogan's Heroes")

- "I love it when a plan comes together" (Hannibal, "The A-Team")

- "I want my MTV!" (MTV ad)

- "I'm Larry, this is my brother Darryl ..." (Larry, "Newhart")

- "I'm not a crook ..." (Richard Nixon)

- "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV" (Vicks Formula 44 ad)

- "I'm Rick James, female dog!" (Dave Chappelle as Rick James, "Chappelle's Show")

- "Is that your final answer?" (Regis Philbin, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire")

- "It keeps going and going and going ..." (Energizer Batteries ad)

- "It takes a licking ..." (Timex ad)

- "Jane, you ignorant slut" (Dan Aykroyd to Jane Curtin, "Saturday Night Live")

- "Just one more thing ..." (Columbo, "Columbo")

- "Let's be careful out there" (Sgt. Esterhaus, "Hill Street Blues")

- "Let's get ready to rumble!" (Michael Buffer, various sports events)

- "Live long and prosper" (Spock, "Star Trek")

- "Makin' whoopie" (Bob Eubanks, "The Newlywed Game")

- "Mom always liked you best" (Tommy Smothers, "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour")

- "Never assume ..." (Felix Unger, "The Odd Couple")

- "Nip it!" (Barney Fife, "The Andy Griffith Show")

- "No soup for you!" (The Soup Nazi, "Seinfeld")

- "Norm!" ("Cheers")

- "Now cut that out!" (Jack Benny, "The Jack Benny Program")

- "Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!" (Stan and Kyle, "South Park")

- "Oh, my nose!" (Marcia Brady, "The Brady Bunch")

- "One small step for man ..." (Neil Armstrong)

- "Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?" (Grey Poupon ad)

- "Read my lips: No new taxes!" (George H.W. Bush)

- "Resistance is futile" (Picard as Borg, "Star Trek: The Next Generation")

- "Say good night, Gracie" (George Burns, "The Burns & Allen Show")

- "Schwing!" (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as Wayne and Garth, "Saturday Night Live")

- "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy" (Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle)

- "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids" (Trix cereal ad)

- "Smile, you're on 'Candid Camera' " ("Candid Camera")

- "Sock it to me" ("Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In")

- "Space, the final frontier ..." (Capt. Kirk, "Star Trek")

- "Stifle!" (Archie Bunker, "All in the Family")

- "Suit up!" (Barney Stinson, "How I Met Your Mother")

- "Tastes great! Less filling!" (Miller Lite beer ad)

- "Tell me what you don't like about yourself" (Dr. McNamara and Dr. Troy, "Nip/Tuck")

- "That's hot" (Paris Hilton, "The Simple Life")

- "The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat" (Jim McKay, "ABC's Wide World of Sports")

- "The tribe has spoken" (Jeff Probst, "Survivor")

- "The truth is out there" (Fox Mulder, "The X-Files")

- "This is the city ..." (Sgt. Joe Friday, "Dragnet")

- "Time to make the donuts" ("Dunkin' Donuts" ad)

- "Two thumbs up" (Siskel & Ebert, "Siskel & Ebert")

- "Up your nose with a rubber hose" (Vinnie Barbarino, "Welcome Back, Kotter")

- "We are two wild and crazy guys!" (Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd as Czech playboys, "Saturday Night Live")

- "Welcome to the O.C., female dog" (Luke, "The O.C.")

- "Well, isn't that special?" (Dana Carvey as the Church Lady, "Saturday Night Live")

- "We've got a really big show!" (Ed Sullivan, "The Ed Sullivan Show")

- "Whassup?" (Budweiser ad)

- "What you see is what you get!" (Geraldine, "The Flip Wilson Show")

- "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" (Arnold Drummond, "Diff'rent Strokes")

- "Where's the beef?" (Wendy's ad)

- "Who loves you, baby?" (Kojak, "Kojak")

- "Would you believe?" (Maxwell Smart, "Get Smart")

- "Yabba dabba do!" (Fred Flintstone, "The Flintstones")

- "Yada, yada, yada" ("Seinfeld")

- "Yeah, that's the ticket" (Jon Lovitz as the pathological liar, "Saturday Night Live")

- "You eeeediot!" (Ren, "Ren & Stimpy")

- "You look mahvelous!" (Billy Crystal as Fernando, "Saturday Night Live")

- "You rang?" (Lurch, "The Addams Family")

- "You're fired!" (Donald Trump, "The Apprentice")

- "You've got spunk ..." (Lou Grant, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show")

General Off-Topic Board / Strip club for your career
« on: November 27, 2006, 11:01:42 AM »
your a 3rd, 4th yr Ass.  your snr prtnr that you normally work for was supposed to take a client out for a night on the town to drum up some business, but an emergentcy came up and he couldnt make it.

you are the ONLY person that can take the client out.  the client says he wants to go to a strip joint.  and ONLY to a strip joint.

winning this business could get you a partnership.  losing it, and you will never go anywhere in this firm.  what would you do?

Studying for the LSAT / ooh, ooh, my turn, my turn!!!
« on: November 26, 2006, 04:34:12 PM »
what resources did you use for your studying, and in what order?

assuming for most

1 - LG bible
2 - LR bible
3 - ?
4 - ?
5 - ?

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