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Why are the Newbies scared to speak up?

They prefer to Lurk.
18 (35.3%)
They're not, they're just on another website.
4 (7.8%)
The Board is too cliquish.
10 (19.6%)
There's nothing interesting to talk about.
3 (5.9%)
There's nobody interesting to talk to.
2 (3.9%)
Not enough Board moderation.
4 (7.8%)
Newbies?  What Newbies?
10 (19.6%)

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54740 on: July 23, 2009, 11:45:03 AM »
OK got a story.

So I'm filing a motion in NY state court and I give my secretary the transmittal letter, the motion, attachments, and ask her to do a check request for the filing fee from accounting made payable to "New York County Clerk".  We also sent a copy of the motion to the judge, so I highlighted the name of the judge and his address on another piece of paper for that purpose.

About an hour or so later I get a call from the partner, he's like "uh, Sands, you got a minute? Stop by my office."  So I do. I go in and he asks me "so did you just make a check request?"  I say "yeah sure for the motion we just sent out."  He hands me the check request form that my secretary filled out...

Why was the check made out directly to the Judge?

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Fortunately we caught it before it went out the door, but had it gong out the door I basically would have been looking for a new career.

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« Reply #54741 on: July 23, 2009, 11:33:51 PM »
I agree with the previous posters, because although this board is the lesser of the other two evils when it comes to elitism, it still turns people away who don't fit the mold. I'm one of those people, but I find this board easier to navigate. I also feel as though the opinions expressed here are samples of what is to come, so I don't take too personally what I read and people need to have thicker skin.The search function still works for me, unless we're not talking about the same one.

what "search" function do you use? :D :D :D

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« Reply #54742 on: July 23, 2009, 11:36:26 PM »
Hi everyone! Im new to the board and just wanted to say hello to everyone. So far I've been reading some pretty interesting and insightful things


whats up...this is a fun board...don't mind some of the folks here...their bark is worse than their bite...you can make many friends...welcome and enjoy! aye for one have had great enjoyment in this fine fabric of thread...

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« Reply #54743 on: July 23, 2009, 11:37:19 PM »
OK got a story.

So I'm filing a motion in NY state court and I give my secretary the transmittal letter, the motion, attachments, and ask her to do a check request for the filing fee from accounting made payable to "New York County Clerk".  We also sent a copy of the motion to the judge, so I highlighted the name of the judge and his address on another piece of paper for that purpose.

About an hour or so later I get a call from the partner, he's like "uh, Sands, you got a minute? Stop by my office."  So I do. I go in and he asks me "so did you just make a check request?"  I say "yeah sure for the motion we just sent out."  He hands me the check request form that my secretary filled out...

Why was the check made out directly to the Judge?

 :o

Fortunately we caught it before it went out the door, but had it gong out the door I basically would have been looking for a new career.


weshhhhhewww....think 20 deep, my man.

it has kept me in business at the petstore on court st. for years...

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« Reply #54744 on: July 24, 2009, 12:05:38 AM »
I agree with the previous posters, because although this board is the lesser of the other two evils when it comes to elitism, it still turns people away who don't fit the mold. I'm one of those people, but I find this board easier to navigate. I also feel as though the opinions expressed here are samples of what is to come, so I don't take too personally what I read and people need to have thicker skin.The search function still works for me, unless we're not talking about the same one.


you are on the right track...having a tough mind and take nothing personally...elitism is as easy to swat as a fly...aye do it every day...it is called having intelligence and wielding intelligence....

a great deal of intuition helps...this is something which can be sculpted and sharpened. 8)

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54745 on: July 30, 2009, 11:01:42 AM »
Ummm maybe an imaginary search function? I'll stick with that answer since its non-existent to the rest of the board. LOL

Also, thanks!! I try! :-D

Sands, wow... that was extremely close! It was God that intercepted that one.

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54746 on: July 31, 2009, 11:57:44 AM »
To those that have gone through OCI -

If you land interviews with a firm through both regional BLSA job fair and OCI bids, which one would you opt to cancel?

Factors I'm considering: 1) regional BLSA bid is selective vs. OCI random lottery at my LS; and 2) from what I observed last summer, regional BLSA job fair interviewers were predominantly associates vs. OCI interviewers were predominantly partners. 

Also, are there any other recommended factors I should take into account? 

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« Reply #54747 on: August 01, 2009, 07:59:28 AM »
That's interesting.  So they affirmatively selected you for the BLSA spot?  Normally, I would say go through OCI, but if they saw your resume and such and selected you for the job fair, then perhaps it would be better to go to that.

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« Reply #54748 on: August 03, 2009, 01:07:12 AM »
Totally naive questions:

1. Is it possible to contact the firm's recruiter and find out what it prefers?
2. Would it be the worst thing in the world to do both?

I'm obviously not an OCI person as I have been on a particular public interest track throughout LS.  Nonetheless, I did once work at an organization that did job fairs for (competitive) summer internship positions, and I think we would have been happy to give a little advice like this prior to an interview.

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54749 on: August 03, 2009, 08:29:04 AM »
To those that have gone through OCI -

If you land interviews with a firm through both regional BLSA job fair and OCI bids, which one would you opt to cancel?

Factors I'm considering: 1) regional BLSA bid is selective vs. OCI random lottery at my LS; and 2) from what I observed last summer, regional BLSA job fair interviewers were predominantly associates vs. OCI interviewers were predominantly partners. 

Also, are there any other recommended factors I should take into account? 

I'm trying to remember what we did in those situations, because it happened all the time.  I wanna say we did BOTH, the NBLSA and the OCI, but maybe I'm remembering incorrectly.  Maybe that was for different offices of the same firm....

I generally remember the NBLSA interviews producing more call backs than the OCI interviews but maybe that's just me.