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Current Law Students / Re: laptop docking stations
« on: June 27, 2006, 09:23:03 AM »
Haha, I'll defer to you - I'm a computer engineer, but I only have 5 years experience ;)

Unless you count life, then I've got 24 :)

Sorry, I didn't mean to come off like an arrogant ass. >:( I was just trying to make a point that the young men/women working at Circuit City might not know everything.

I do want to add one disclaimer. There may be some configuration of docking station out there that could affect the speed and efficiency of your laptop. I just have never seen or worked with them. That's probably becuase any docking station that reduced the operation of your laptop wouldn't enjoy much commercial success.

Current Law Students / Re: laptop docking stations
« on: June 26, 2006, 05:45:11 PM »
Brewskies: I'm not trying to be mean to the guy at Circuit City but he's wrong. Trust me, the docking station has no effect on the performance of the actual laptop. I'm a computer engineer with 20 years experience. They probably give those kids that come into Circuit City some training, but I doubt it's really that in depth.

I'm like you, just MS Word, Internet and generic use of my system. When you use the docking station it would have all the additions attached to it, not your laptop. The only connection to your laptop is the power cord and a USB cable to the dicking station. The Kensington station allows you to use the monitor from your laptop so there's no need to buy a seperate one. The printer, keyboard and mouse all attach to the docking station. If you already have a second monitor you can use it to have a dual monitor system. I did that and it's pretty cool.

Current Law Students / Re: laptop docking stations
« on: June 26, 2006, 02:08:42 PM »
Delta is right, it doesn't affect the performance of your laptop at all.

However, there is another option where you wouldn't need to buy another monitor. I use a Kensington docking station and I love it. Makes packing up and leaving simple and yet gives me the desktop feel when I'm at home. K33239 is the model number.

Current Law Students / Re: anyone here studying for patent bar?
« on: June 17, 2006, 05:39:22 AM »
You register about two months before you want to take the test. If you haven't started studying yet then don't even try it. I've spoken with several patent attorneys and they all agreed that the patent bar makes the state bar seem simple. The exams are given anytime.

Current Law Students / Re: anyone here studying for patent bar?
« on: June 16, 2006, 02:55:13 PM »
I'm taking a Patent law class and am two weeks into the BAR/BRI prep material. Although I have been really distracted so far these last two weeks and haven't gotten very far. This weekend is pretty much out too so it'll be next week before I really hit it hard. I guess I'm taking a real Summer break after Spring finals. Chugging sums it up just right. Good luck.

Current Law Students / Re: Loans Available to Pay off Credit Cards?
« on: May 26, 2006, 07:48:53 AM »

Try the rotating credit card game for a bit. So many cc companies send out offers for 0% interest for six months or longer for balance transfers. Doing this will allow you to make huge improvements on your balances. Good luck in the Fall.

Current Law Students / Re: Working with contracts while in Law School
« on: March 11, 2006, 07:18:43 AM »
Ask you old K Prof. or maybe the Dean.

« on: February 21, 2006, 04:07:04 PM »
Are you a lawyer by now, jdmaxey?

Along way from it. Did you notice the "strong disclaimer" in my post? The reader should take my post (and every other post on this site) for what it's worth: mere opinions and conjecture.

« on: February 18, 2006, 10:15:48 AM »
From the facts given: Attorney A does not have sufficient information to "know" that attorney B has engaged in misconduct. Simple allegations by a client or third party are not enough. Also and important for this hypo, the MPRC does not place a duty to investigate on attorney A into the matters relating to the supposed misconduct. Attorney A would be well served by disregarding the matter until further evidence surfaces to cross the threshold into "knowing."

The discussion of the rules is great for us here in academia, but the practical application might be another thing. From what I've been told (note the strong disclaimer) there is really very little "snitching" done between lawyers in this nation with one exception. Frequently opposing attorneys will report "misconduct" to the state in order to gain a tactical advantage at trial.

In this hypo I believe that Attorney A would hurt himself in the legal community by being so eager to report something that he only learned about by testimony of a client fearing litigation. I know I would be hesitant about working with him. Not because I would be doing anything wrong, just because I would be worried he could receive bad information and then I would be standing tall in front of a bar disciplinary panel defending myself. That would ruin my day!

Current Law Students / Re: Assistance Writing a Business Plan
« on: February 18, 2006, 09:52:31 AM »
In your local area you will have a Small Business Association that will assist you developing a Business Plan. I'm almost certain they won't cost you a thing. There's also another organization that uses retirees from the business world who want to work with up and coming businesses but I can't remember their name. Maybe the Chamber of Commerce could point you in the right direction.

If anyone on your team is prior military the VA has some excellent assistance programs you could use to help start a business.

arcturus has a valid point, as law students we are not licensed to practice law and therefore need to be leary of giving advice.

Good luck!

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