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Current Law Students / Re: Why do doc review
« on: July 19, 2006, 10:03:19 AM »
Amen, Tenth.  Paralegals aside, the legal assistants are truly the backbones of firms, although good support staff all-around is vital.  The support staff does so much of the work.  There is no way attorneys could handle the kinds of caseloads they do without delegating to these legal professionals.  I hate to quote Hillary, but it really does take a village.  When I see attorneys and future attorneys who have the audacity to think an experienced paralegal making $35.00 an hour is too much, while these same attorneys seek to make, depending on location and practice, $300.00 an hour and more, I don't know whether to get riled, or just laugh.  I'll choose to laugh at the arrogance and ignorance of that putz, underdog.

Current Law Students / Re: Why do doc review
« on: July 18, 2006, 02:15:30 PM »
Well, wherever you end up, I'll just hope that you get an inexperienced recent high-school grad to work with.  From the sounds of you, it's not likely you'll get much more than that.  After all, you're such a "valuable" member of the firm that you spend time "intercepting" faxes that aren't meant for you.  Apparently, you like doing the mailroom's job --- receiving and distributing faxes --- perhaps you should look into that.

Current Law Students / Re: Why do doc review
« on: July 18, 2006, 12:01:29 PM »
Actually, I find the most revolting thing pertains to "rainmaking."  I don't know about other States, but in NJ attorneys can't "split their fees" with non-attorneys.  So, a paralegal or a legal assistant can recommend client after client and get jack *&^% for it.  An attorney, in-house or otherwise, merely has to send one referral letter and is good for at least 10%.  It's attorneys taking care of attorneys, and it's obnoxious!

Current Law Students / Re: Why do doc review
« on: July 18, 2006, 11:46:57 AM »
quote author=theunderdogxo link=topic=4857.msg38180#msg38180 date=1153237887]
just intercepted a fax from an "experienced paralegal" she can work 3 days per week and her fee is a firm 35 an hour, no negotiations. degree from centenary college

hahaha why the 100K to go to a *&^% school when you can charge 35 an hour as a paralegal form a VERY POOR UG


The tone of your response is typical of an arrogant attorney / future attorney.  FYI, law firms simply do not run without good support staff.  And in arrogant "esq" fashion, you seem to feel $35.00 per hour for an experienced paralegal is high.  Perhaps, she's been a paralegal for 30 years?  20 years?  10 years?  Are only attorneys entitled to make a decent living, and progress over time?  Dollars to donuts, that experienced paralegal could run circles around your ass!  FYI, the better you treat your paralegals and legal assistants, the better and easier your life will be!

Current Law Students / Re: Anon LS Dean here taking questions...
« on: July 18, 2006, 08:32:17 AM »
AmicThisDOTcom = Anonymous_Dean

Okay, so you're the second poster to state, "AmicThisDOTcom =" and then another screen name.  FYI, AmicThisDOTcom = AmicThisDOTcom.  I know who and what I am.  Why don't you worry about who and what you are?

Current Law Students / Re: Anon LS Dean here taking questions...
« on: July 17, 2006, 10:32:05 AM »
I don't understand why there is so much speculation as to whether this guy's a Dean or not.  After all, in my spare time, I'm a supermodel AND rocket scientist.  I believe you, Dean!

Current Law Students / Re: visiting nyc cool places to hang out
« on: July 16, 2006, 11:43:27 AM »
What does this mean?

"AmicThisDOTcom = florida357 = erapit"

I don't know about Oregon, but in New Jersey we'd allege that they have not set forth any excusable neglect or a meritorious defense.

« on: July 15, 2006, 10:44:36 PM »

Many times, we don't realize we're going as fast as we're clocked, but the odss of something being wrong with the cop's device is not good.  You can contest and ask for records on the device (last time it was checked, etc.).  However, I would go to court, get in line to speak to the prosecutor and cut a deal to pay the ticket but waive any points on her license.  I don't know about other States, but points on a NJ license allows the insurance company to assess a hefty surcharge to your premium for three years.  And believe me, that surcharge is hell of a lot more than the $150.  So, if your State does have that (insurance surcharge), I'd be more concerned about speaking to the prosecutor and making sure they waive the points.  As long as the prosecutor's in a "normal" mood that day, and particularly since your wife's not had a ticket in 30 years, it shouldn't be a problem.

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