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I know they say that defames them, but that is just proof that they never even went to law school (or that their lawyer doesn't care about ripping them off and just takes their money-which I am cool with, they deserve that to happen to them)

Absolute Defense of TRUTH

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She never went to law school, probably illegally practiced law at multiple times (or at least pushed the envelope way beyond its limit), became "famous" in the public eye for letting a movie be made about her where she (at best) was portrayed as what exactly, an educated tramp and horrible mother who screamed and cursed with her cleavage hanging out, got lucky, and let her kids be left unattended by transient druggie bikers??

Sheesh. If Honey BooBoos mom had been thinner, this would be her IMHO.
http://news.yahoo.com/erin-brockovich-tours-navajo-nation-mine-waste-spill-172015929.html
But she's in the news again, cuz ya know, she has to be.

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General Off-Topic Board / Can a Judge actually do this?
« on: July 09, 2015, 04:46:49 PM »
https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/kids-locked-up-for-refusing-to-have-lunch-with-dad-123579270182.html

I thought that the max you could give for "contempt of court" was 6 months. This is clearly FAR beyond that.

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General Off-Topic Board / Federal Courts-One and done?
« on: July 07, 2015, 08:09:16 PM »
If you are licensed in your local federal court, can you practice in ANY federal court (in your state if there are more than one in your state, or in theory even in other states too) Or does it work like states, where each is its own thing? I've heard Profs say conflicting things about this, and both seemed to think THEY were right and the other Profs were wrong.

Anyone know the real answers?

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http://courts.mi.gov/courts/michigansupremecourt/ble/pages/bar-exam-security-policy.aspx

WHAT could POSSIBLY be the point of getting rid of non digital watches??

I highly suspect that they just sit around pretending to be grading/writing exams for 90% of the time and come up with arbitrary rules (for literally no reason) and then enforce those rules to pretend that there is any need for full time staff.


No other explanation makes sense. Its like jurisdictions that require passport photos (if you were going to cheat, um, wouldn't you just have the guy who you planned to sit it for you take those photos instead of yourself if that was your intent??)

Stupid for the sake of stupid.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akitsiraq_Law_School

The Law School has no permanent classrooms, employees or assets, and the admissions process has no formal education requirements. The Akitsiraq Law School focuses on the practical abilities of potential students based on life experience and work history. The program is strongly supported by legal professionals and by members of the Nunavut Judiciary through in-kind and volunteer services, developing effective programs and bringing legal resources from across Canada to teach each Akitsiraq cohort.Akitsiraq operates on a cohort model. Students are admitted in distinct cohorts, forming strong supportive units which learn and live together over the four years of the program. Only one cohort is in process at any time, with students moving together through the initial years and into the more advanced studies, relying on teaching from temporarily assigned professors from the judiciary, southern Canadian Universities, and the legal profession at large. In this way resources can be secured and opportunities developed appropriate to the cohort at each point in their learning and consistent with the small population based from which they are drawn.

The program for Akitsiraq I was taught as a modified law curriculum. The focus in the first year was to ensure academic success for the students. The University of Victoria Faculty of Law developed a Legal Research and Writing Course, which included an enhanced study skills component. The first year also exposed students to contract, criminal law and Legal Processes courses.[1]

In the remaining three years, Akitsiraq I students were required to complete all the standard law courses. The Faculty of Law developed specialized elective courses for this program tailored to legal issues in the Canadian Arctic and the Inuit, including Inuit law, environmental law, northern resource land and management, the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. The expertise of local elders and educators incorporated Inuit Traditional Law and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit throughout the four-year program.[1] Students were encouraged to participate during their final year in courses at the University of Victoria or other major Canadian University.

The Akitsiraq II program has continued to develop this approach, planning for two academic and one work term each year. In addition, Akitsiraq II students will have the opportunity to participate with their contemporaries at the University of Ottawa Common Law Faculty each year in the intensive three week January intersession. The introductory program anticipated for June–July 2011, is designed to orient students to the study of law, identify skill areas where additional support will be focused in the early program years, and provide a broad introduction to the classic first year study areas, as well as an initial exposure to the interface between Inuit Law and the Canadian legal tradition.

In order to practise as a lawyer, graduates of the program are required to article to a practising lawyer and pass a Bar Admission Test administered by a Canadian law society

Akitsiraq I program was largely funded by the Government of Nunavut through the Departments of Education, Human Resources and Justice. Student financial support was based on salaried sponsorships through various agencies including the Government of Nunavut, the Department of Justice, and several not for profit Inuit organizations. Student funding incorporated a requirements for attendance and post-graduation commitments to remain in their territory or province of origin (most were from Nunavut) and work for a minimum of two or four years following graduation.[1] As of 2010 all Akitsiraq I graduates are working or studying for graduate degrees in Nunavut (9), or in positions related to Nunavut (2) .

The Akitsiraq II process has been funded to date by the Department of Justice Canada, in-kind supports from Justice Nunavut, Nunavut Arctic College and the resources of the University of Ottawa. The Society has contributed many hundreds of hours of volunteer support. The student funding model for Akitsiraq II has been designed to be individually based, with paid work-terms and diverse student financial supports, as well as the potential of incorporating specific program supports.

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Transferring / Just drop out instead
« on: June 03, 2015, 11:14:27 AM »
If you are thinking about "Transfering" why not just drop out? I don't mean this in a bad way. I mean this in a productive way. NY, CA, (and a few others that I can't think of) let you dropout after 1L (no babybar or anything) and start practicing under another attorney for a few years before sitting the bar exam. Get paid instead of paying in.

Want a "JD" still? Get an online one. If you are out of CA and studying under a lawyer to sit the bar get the EJD. That is still a regionally accredited degree that you can get with regular finaid (just cant sit the exam with it alone).

I'd make sure you have a lawyer lined up before doing it. But go for it man.
This vid pretty much sums up my thoughts on transferring otherwise............
http://www.collegehumor.com/video/5566683/dont-transfer-commercial

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I had someone ask me this question recently and didn't have a good answer for them. We all know that passing the bar alone doesn't make you a lawyer, but during a group swear in recently a friend of mine told me that the Judge told them "You are now officially lawyers, you can now represent clients" (but his bar card won't show up for week or two)  I thought you had to have that to legally take clients.

Does that Judge just not know what he is talking about??? I sure would hate to think the old SOB was committing malpractice and giving bad advice to greenhorns that way. Strikes me as a potential domino effect of character and fitness violations!  :o

Thoughts?

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I heard a Prof say that people who go to places like Guam, but who are licensed in any other US location, can automatically practice there without sitting the local bar exam. Is this true? I am 99% sure it isn't for DC (which is also a federal territory). Anyone know for sure?

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