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I know D.C. also waiver for anyone that has passed a bar exam if you obtained a certain MBE score or have practiced law without discipline for 5 years. It is a Federal Territory and therefore even California  attorneys can waive into D.C.

I was offered a clerkship in Samoa after law school and considered it. I recall them simply allowing you to waive in if you were a member of a state bar, but like any Bar D.C. included there is a FEE!!


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General Board / Re: Disciplinary Action in Law School--C&F?
« on: May 21, 2015, 06:18:13 PM »
Hiring a lawyer does not automatically mean a lawsuit.

If you don't need the records to be a visiting student then why are you even discussing this.

Also, why not just get the records now?

I get the sense this is just a flame, but it is entertaining.

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General Board / Re: Disciplinary Action in Law School--C&F?
« on: May 21, 2015, 05:04:01 PM »
If you want to be a lawyer I don't think your parents should be involved in the decision making process.

It seems like you have an excuse for every step.

You are saying these records are necessary to get to a new school.

The school however, is not giving you these records, because you are such a burden to them that they will not comply with the law.

You have an attorney that could get the records, but you don't want to use him/her.  Having a lawyer does not mean your going to sue they simply be your point of contact and record keeper.

This whole situation is very easy to resolve if you actually want it to be resolved.

However, you have to take an action not say why every proposed action won't work.

If you want to sit on the internet and say it is not fair it is your life, but if you actually want this to happen it is up to you to make it happen.


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General Board / Re: Disciplinary Action in Law School--C&F?
« on: May 21, 2015, 03:02:42 PM »
Have your lawyer contact the school and get the records.

From your story and mental health issues at the time you may not have articulated your position as clearly as you think.

If your attorney makes a formal request for the documents and it is denied then you probably have a nice lawsuit on your hands, but I imagine they will just hand it over.

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General Board / Re: Disciplinary Action in Law School--C&F?
« on: May 21, 2015, 02:04:52 PM »
I also find it very unlikely a restraining order on e-mail was issued and if that is the case. You can certainly ask the court to request your records from the school.  That seems like a very easy request.

Believe it or not the school has bigger things to worry about and it is possible a request was made and they forgot to get to it, which is a mistake on their part. I buy that happening, but this entire institution set on denying you some paperwork for yourself? Unlikely, if that is the case then hire a lawyer.

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General Board / Re: Disciplinary Action in Law School--C&F?
« on: May 21, 2015, 01:28:56 PM »
Ok. You will not be slapped with criminal charges as it is not a D.A's office, but if you want to make excuses that is your prerogative.

They will not press charges if you send an e-mail asking for your student file that you paid tuition for. 

If you want to write a pissed-off letter to the school, because your pissed off it is your life. If your ultimate goal is to actually continue your legal education then keep it simple and send an e-mail or call asking for your records.

Then work on an application to transfer or become a visiting student.

 


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General Board / Re: Disciplinary Action in Law School--C&F?
« on: May 21, 2015, 12:28:37 PM »
Ask again politely.

In the real legal world plenty of people forget things and gentle reminder never hurts.

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Excellent points and I think that reality check goes to every profession. Being a lawyer is often times a lot of fun, but also monatenously boring. However, the same applies to being an NBA basketball player. The games are fun, but the constant travel, press conferences, running over plays, weight room, conditioning, etc are grueling. Movie Stars have to go through hours of make-up, working out, practicing lines etc.

Basically what I think few people realize in college is that there is no absolutely awesome glamorous job. Every single profession has it's pros and cons and is nothing like it is portrayed on T.V.

I work with Cops and Lawyers all the time and I wish it was 10% as exciting as portrayed on T.V.  Some of the stuff happens SWAT Team raids, Court Trials, etc, but 90% of the day is sent drafting documents, reviewing e-mails, going to pointless meetings, etc.

Whatever you choose just be ready for the reality check. I think many lawyers are disillusioned, because they often go from undergrad to law school and don't have that realization earlier. The reality of the real world hits them later in life so just be prepared for it.

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General Board / Re: Disciplinary Action in Law School--C&F?
« on: May 21, 2015, 12:10:30 PM »
Then ask for those dates in a separate letter and be as calm as possible.

Just simply say I would like to request my full student file so I can have the dates for my attempt to transfer as a visiting student. You don't need to say much more than that. If you go into accusatory language etc things don't go well.

So step 1 is get those dates and your student file. All that needs to happen is a simple request for your entire student file. You don't even need to go into specifics about what it is for. Keep it simple.

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General Board / Re: Disciplinary Action in Law School--C&F?
« on: May 20, 2015, 07:49:49 PM »
Ok explain that in detail. When drafting these letters be sure to explain what it is you want.

You have had a bunch of statements about medications, records, etc, but I was unclear that was your ultimate goal. Getting your ultimate goal across is the number #1 priority.

You may also see if it is possible to transfer without graduating from your school. It is a step backwards, but it that is another way to get you to your ultimate goal of a J.D.

Don't get lost in the muck your goal is to graduate from law school end of story. There are three ways to accomplish that. (1) Restart at your current school and graduate, but this seems highly unlikely; (2) Be a visiting student at X school and graduate from your current school; (3) Transfer to a new school and lose credits.

Figure out the best way to get one of those three paths and leave the other stuff out of it. Your current dosage, your school not turning over records you requested, the names of your therapists, the details of the events that led to your suspension are not relevant to achieving your ultimate goal so don't bring them up.

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