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Law School Admissions / MS WORD SUCKS A BIG FAT ONE!
« on: August 29, 2004, 05:27:31 PM »
I hate this f-ing piece of *&^% crap so called software!

Can anybody please tell me how to change the color of the font from black to say blue and keep it blue without having to go back and highlight each new text entries, and change the font.  I basically am looking for global settings, font color, change color.  Can't find it!  Let's say I open a document and want the text to default to all blue, not black.
This should't be that damn hard!



I bought Ballentines, never saw Black's, but I am told it is quite large and awkward to lug around. 

Law School Admissions / What actually goes on in the Love Board?
« on: August 28, 2004, 08:39:40 PM »
I am afraid to go in for fear of being labeled an old pervert.  Am I missing anything?
Should I be scared?  ;D  Anything Tabboo?

So I signed up for this paralegal program at the local junior college.  I did it for several reasons.  I wanted to learn about the law, and I want to work in a legal environment while attending part time law school.  I know as a man,(40) with no experience in paralegaling, that my chances are slim to none because I do not my foot in the door so to speak.  The counselor told me this, I know it to be true.  I also know that my gender also will hurt me.  That is just a fact.  Lawyers like to hire females for this position.

Now, so I know you are bored already so I'll end by asking your advice on the folling question:  I'm thinking of dropping the program because I don't think it will land me a job for law-school, and it is taking valuable time away from my LSAT studies that I have already decided to postpone until December.  That is not an issue as it has already been done.  So, put put yourself in my position, 40 year old male, looking for work in a legal environment, and will most definitely have problems with younger lawyers disrespecting me by not respecting thier elders, but mostly because they feel they are superior to me because they are lawyers.  (That's a valid reason, I know it, and it will happen)  This is my angle.  Send resumes to hundreds of law firms, tell them that I want to work in a legal environment, and they can fire their accountant becsuse thst is my area of expertise.  Cost savings should attract law firms.  However, I don't think it's enough.  My last option would be to look at the government level, they need paralegals, and the age gender issue won't play a role as much, but I am still faced with the no experience factor. 

Again, what would you do?  You have every right do post stupid silly comments as I usually do (I will enjoy your silly comments also) but I think someone has thought about this, and may be able to offer some advice.  Damn, I'm long winded (typed). 


PS  The case assistant answer I heard before, the one where you make 36K with no experience has been researched, and IMHO, it is a myth and does not exist. 

Law School Admissions / Alcohol Poisoning
« on: August 28, 2004, 01:02:54 AM »
I read in a med Journal that if you blow a 3.0 or higher on a breathalizer, you should be rushed to the hospital because that is the threshold for "you gonna die" unless you get your stomach pumped?

Comments?  Nonsensical replies?  Jew-Low --is this your area of expertise?

I lied about the med journal, heard it on Ophra. 

Just talked to a lady who took the bar (CA) in July.  She was not notified until
NOVEMBER, and she failed.  Now for all you BarBri proponents, she blames BarBri for the fail because they changed her writing methods.  (CA bar is 2/3 writing)She took it again in February, wasn't notified until Late June that she passed.  Now that is way too damn long!

Law School Admissions / JACY and LEXYLIT don't like me.
« on: August 21, 2004, 08:18:13 PM »
I think they want me off the board, and my feelings are being hurt.   :'(
To the one or two people that don't hate me, could you PM them to answer
my last PM?  I'm thinking about slitting my wrists (the long way, along the veins)
or I may opt to just take a full bottle of prescription sleeping tabs.  The pills I tink would be best.  Painless.   :'(

Site Suggestions and Announcements / User Names
« on: August 21, 2004, 07:41:41 PM »
Andrew, can you set the board to only allow one alias?  This childish behavior of changing
usernames is becomming annoying.  Change the avatars fine, but can't you make it so that one is not able to change their username, and if they did want to change it, can you make it so they lose their PM history.  I know people will just re-register from a web-based mail account, but if you can track IP's, or make the registering of a newmember a bit more time consuming, we would have less idiots that join, and more quality posts because that user went through a lentghy registration process.  The main problem lies when using the search feature.  I am trying to get a tagline from a user, who changed their name.  I can't find that person anymore.  What do you think?

Law School Admissions / How to locate a lawyer?
« on: August 20, 2004, 08:59:55 PM »
Okay, I had a long talk with an attorney today, (I've knoown him for quite some time, and he is also writing me a LOR) and I asked him when his next appearance in court will be because I have never seem him in action.  Now he is either toying with me, or rarely appears in court.  I believe the latter is incorrect.  However, he will not tell me when he goes to court, and says "it's posted everywhere, I can't stop you from coming in."  So I asked where is it posted?  "On the Courthouse Calender", he says. 

I'm not going down to the muni court to look at a calender (where I don't even know to look), and he said you "probably" could get the info online.  Does anybody know how I can find out when he will be in court so I can watch him in action?  Is he yanking my chain?  I can find his bar number online, see if he has any reprimands, etc, but no clue as to find out when he will be in court?  Anybody?  Pretty please?  I am in CA, so it's different from state to state I assume.  I REALLY NEED THIS INFO.  HELP A POOR OLD MAN, not the lawyer, me.  ;)  I know he thinks I won't try, but I want to see his face when I show up!  It will show I am determined which is part of the LOR he is writing.  I hate games!!  Oh well, if anybody can just steer me in the right direction, I will command all gods and doorknobs that you believe in to be your higher power to bless you in all the ways your higher power can.   ::)


So I'm finishing my first week of a paralegal program (don't ask) offered at the Community College.  The lady who runs the program graduated from Mcgeorge, a tier 1 at her time, seems quite intellgent.  She tought my first class. 45 people, about 5 guys, 40 ladies.

Not surprisingly, the age group averages about 35 years old.  I have never, ever, ever seen the amount of kiss-assing, brown-nosing, (I don't want to use gunner because these people are clueless) loudmouths.  They NEVER SHUT UP.  It's a 3 hour class where if a question is asked, at least 10 women will YELL out an answer, all of which were terribly wrong.  Then they giggle and laugh some more, I'm telling you this is worse than high school, (although I can't compare because I went to an all boys school). 

Next class, can't possibly be the same right?  Same teacher, same people, same kiss assing and same screaming, and same wrong answers.  The 5 guys just looked at each other confused, frustrated, wondering what the hell did we get ourselves into.  Next class.  A male Professor, graduated from UCLA, a practicing attorney, taught law school but quit because he hated law school students because they thought they knew everything.  So he teaches paralegal studies?  His reasoning may have been sound, but as soon as he opened his mouth, the girls shouted out questions.  He then went on to to tell why he didn't like teaching law students.  This had NO effect on the CLASS.  KISS-ASSing, yelling out answers, (wrong again) and the prof says, "look, I just heard 10 answers but couldn't make make out one, please raise you hand, one response at a time please.  Get back from the break, the professor was not back, and there was so much chatter going on in the room it literally made my ears ring.  He comes back, same thing all over again.

What is happening is that "most" of these students work in the legal profession, in one way or another, and think they know more than everybody else.  As I already said, they don't.  The professor eventually said if this continues, I'm going to go back to taching law students.  That was his nice way of saying, I'm new here, SHUT THE @#!* UP!

I have never seen such absurduty in my life.  Ladies, please tell me I should not base my gayness on this sampling of female students.  I went there to meet women, not hear a bunch of rude obnoxious screaming women who probably say they cured cancer if asked.

I will say what I believe.  I firmly believe that these "people" have never been to a formal higher learning instition (this is still a commuity college remember), and now that they are, they feel they must show their superiority over everyone else by YELLING SCREAMING, KISS-ASSing because that's what they learned on the job(the kiss-assing on the job I mean) I suppose.

Ladies, your gender is over represented in these classes, why are they making it worse on themselves?  35 year old women with children, YELLING SCREAMING, STUPID ANECDOTES, what in the hell did I get myself into?  Well, off to my last class of the week.  (I'm bringing ear plugs tonight) Oh. I have URM status, under represented male.

If you think I am exaggerating, think again.  I'm strongly questioning my sexual orientation just after 3 days of dealing with women who may as well be strung out on crack, because that what it seems to me.  Hose me down and call me Fester!


Oh, have a nice evening everyone, I won't.

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