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Current Law Students / Good way to make notecards on computer
« on: June 04, 2008, 12:01:30 PM »
Anyone know a good way.  I was looking at MS Word formatting, but couldn't find any good was to do it.  It would need to print front and back, obviously.  Thanks.

I am probably going to research this, but I wanted to see if anyone knew the answer off the top of their head.

Here's the facts:  I signed a 1 year contract at Gold's Gym.  After one year the contract lapsed and I was month to month at that point; there was no clause that said if I didn't cancel it the contract was renewed.  So I paid month to month for another year and a half or so.  Then I moved out of town, I put in a form that said to stop charging my account.  However, I didn't trust them, as I have also heard that big corporations will just keep charging you when they have access to your bank account, so I withdrew my money and closed that account. 

Apparently they have some policy that says you must give them a months notice.  However, if I am month to month and not under contract, I don't think I can be held to that.  They tried to charge me another month's dues, as I suspected they would.  They turned the measly $40 alleged debt over to a collection agency.  Now the collection agency is saying I owe them $79.  They have already called me and I already told them to report it against my credit. 

Three questions:
1.  Once they call me and I refuse to pay and they hurt my credit rating, can they keep pursuing it?
2.  Can they keep raising and raising the amount?
3.  What recourse, if any, do I have against Gold's Gym and/or the collection agency?  I am thinking of contacting the Better Business Bureau, but I know that is non-binding weaksauce.


I have heard this.  Is there any truth to this? 

VA for instance won't release your MBE score.  I have a hunch its because this rumor is largely true but they want to quash it.  I have heard some people go as far as to say that if you do excellent on the MBE they may not even look in depth at your state portion, because there is such a high correlation between high MBE scores and high state scores that they just look at it as a way to cut corners. 

I can imagine them doing something like that.  If they know that 99% of people who get X number of questions right on the MBE will pass the combined exam, is it cost effective to spend time scrutinizing their state essays?

Thanks for any input.

How do they stack up against Barbri?

I have a ton of second hand Barbri materials, but I am concerned about not having a lecture CD or DVD set.  If I want the Barbri courses on iPod, I have to pay about $4700 for everything, they don't offer an option to just get the lectures.  The study group has an option for $900 and an option for $1700, both including materials and audio CD lectures. 

I talked to one person who used Barbri to pass Florida and The Study Group to pass Georgia,and he said he thought the latter was just as good.

Thanks for any input.

I have looked around on google but couldn't find anything.  I hear a rumor that certain states will accept an old MBE score if it is within two years, and you only have to take their state portion.

Anyone heard of this?

I recently graduated and my free westlaw account expired.  Essentially, I need to find the Florida Statute that says this:

When you move out, the landlord must either return your deposit (plus interest if applicable) within 15 days of termination of the lease, or justify in writing within 30 days of the lease termination, why part or all of your deposit is being kept. The justification must be sent by certified mail to your last known mailing address. If the notice is not sent as required within the 30-day period, the landlord forfeits the right to impose a claim unless you failed to give proper notice prior to vacating.

It may not be that exact wording.  Please copy and paste the statute and citation here.  This would be much appreciated, Thanks!!

Current Law Students / Question about reciprocity
« on: April 29, 2007, 11:47:38 AM »
This website has a list of states with rules for reciprocity:

Now Virginia has a lot of reciprocity, but none with North Carolina.  However, Virginia has reciprocity with states that have reciprocity with North Carolina.  So, for instance, if I get admitted in Virginia could I apply for reciprocity in West Virginia or New York, and then once I get admitted there apply for reciprocity in North Carolina? 

Florida State / Admin with Seidenfield
« on: November 11, 2006, 03:11:09 PM »
anyone have an old outline?

Widener U School of Law / Kotler
« on: September 18, 2006, 11:42:48 AM »
He is visiting at FSU, I have him for Products Liability.  Anyone have an old outline or test?  Thanks.

Current Law Students / what is good about SA or PD jobs?
« on: August 23, 2006, 08:27:58 AM »
I submitted my resume through OCI for a bunch of jobs that I didn't necessarily want.  Well, I wasn't really convinced I would get the interviews because I am not a "certified legal intern" (in florida it means the supreme court licenses you to practice as a lawyer temporarily before you graduate), and I haven't worked at a SA or PD office.

Well, I have interviews this week and next week including Public Defender's offices and State's Attorneys offices.  When they ask me "why are you interested in this position," I want to be able to respond, so what are the perks of working those jobs?

Here is all I can come up with:
1. You get a ton of litigation experience, whereas first and second year associates in civil firms are typically stuck shuffling papers
2. The work is probably pretty interesting.  Prosecuting a DUI or something like that is more interesting than checking property for easements, or analyzing the proviso language of a contract for the sale of toaster ovens, IMO.

anything else?  anything at all would be helpful.

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