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Just wondering how many of us come from "legal" families?

One parent is an attorney
15 (18.1%)
Both parents are
2 (2.4%)
One sibling is an attorney
4 (4.8%)
Two siblings are attorneys
0 (0%)
At least one other family member (other than parent/sib) is an attorney
9 (10.8%)
At least 2 family members are
8 (9.6%)
There are 3 attorneys in the family
7 (8.4%)
My family helped write the constitution
0 (0%)
There is one non-lawyer in our family - he's 8 years old
1 (1.2%)
No lawyers in my family
37 (44.6%)

Total Members Voted: 64

Voting closed: May 13, 2005, 12:58:23 PM

Other lawyers in your family?

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Other lawyers in your family?
« on: April 28, 2005, 12:58:23 PM »
I noticed that a lot of the attorneys that work/worked here have a lot of family members who also are.  One guy had two siblings and his father.  Another has his dad, sister and himself all in the field. 

Just curious as to how many are going into the "family business"?

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Re: Other lawyers in your family?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2005, 02:42:36 PM »
Just my asshat uncle.  The fact that he's a lawyer almost made me decide against it.

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Re: Other lawyers in your family?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2005, 03:15:22 PM »
OMG!  You said "asshat"!  There is only one other person I know who says that and I thought he made it up!  ;D

Re: Other lawyers in your family?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2005, 04:53:03 PM »
My dad was a founding partner in a construction litigation firm, but he gave it up when I was in college to pursue software development. He's much happier now...not sure how that bodes for my future profession. Luckily I have no interest in construction litigation...

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Re: Other lawyers in your family?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2005, 05:03:18 PM »
i checked that there's only 1 non-lawyer in my family. dad, mom, brother, uncle, and both grandfathers all went to LS, although my mom went for 1L and then went back to teaching instead. little bro is only 17 but i'm sure he's on his way. BF's an atty too.

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Re: Other lawyers in your family?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2005, 05:08:04 PM »
Lexy, that's incredible! You've outdone the rest of us!

None at all in mine!

Re: Other lawyers in your family?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2005, 05:14:26 PM »
okay maybe i'm readin too much into it, but do step-parents count?

Re: Other lawyers in your family?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2005, 05:15:48 PM »
No one went to college in my family before my brother and me.  He stopped after UG.  Here I am. 

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Re: Other lawyers in your family?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2005, 05:17:34 PM »
^

I'm like maka, but a bit more extreme; I'm the first in my family to get an undergrad degree, let alone go to law school.

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Re: Other lawyers in your family?
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2005, 05:43:16 PM »
I'll be the first one in my family to study law. Some family members went to military school and fought in wars.