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General Off-Topic Board / If you won a $100,000,000 Lottery
« on: February 14, 2007, 06:42:57 AM »
So, if you won the lottery, say for 100 Mil, what would you do?

id retire instantly.  go buy me a brand new Lexus SUV, and start traveling.  US first, then around the world.

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General Off-Topic Board / The St Louis Thread
« on: January 25, 2007, 09:34:56 AM »
for all things St louie...

anyone know of a good honest mechanic?

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General Off-Topic Board / The Frivilous Female Thread - The Male POV
« on: January 23, 2007, 06:54:38 PM »
so, whats up with those shoes?  do they really need that many pairs?

feel free to drop all your complaints about women here  :)

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Studying for the LSAT / lsac practice questions
« on: January 15, 2007, 07:16:13 AM »
some are super ez, and some ive never seen b4!  is this common on the actual test?

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General Off-Topic Board / Office Space poll - Moody Co-workers
« on: January 11, 2007, 11:37:35 AM »
a good place to talk about the office.

and how much like the movie it was!

i have a co-worker, the super mario guy, thats a loud talker

and he likes to face you when hes talking on the phone, and talk loud

that way, you cant here anyone else.

grrrrrrrrr

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General Off-Topic Board / Hey Red
« on: January 05, 2007, 04:06:11 PM »
shoot me a PM with your email address.

i lost it when i had to redo my outlook  :(

and be prepared for a lecture on deleting!

:P

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General Off-Topic Board / Snip Snip - Vasectomy and Tubes Tied
« on: January 04, 2007, 06:04:21 AM »
im thinking about it.  anyone done it?  how bad does it hurt? :o  :'(


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Choosing the Right Law School / Where you happier
« on: December 29, 2006, 01:12:23 PM »
anyone else think they were happier before they found out what the schools were ranked?

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Studying for the LSAT / New or Old tests
« on: December 25, 2006, 01:30:40 PM »
now that im scheduled for the Feb test, its time to start studying!

is it worth it too look at the older tests, or should the main focus be on the newer tests?

thanks  :)

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General Off-Topic Board / Offshoring
« on: December 20, 2006, 10:00:29 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.

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