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Exhibit to Personal Statement?

pepem

Re: Exhibit to Personal Statement?
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2004, 02:09:13 PM »

At the law offices of James Sokoloff?  Dude, I see those commercials on late night TV all the time!
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Haha! I see them too.  I don't work for him, but I think he refers cases to us sometimes.

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Re: Exhibit to Personal Statement?
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2004, 02:09:55 PM »

now we know who would be representing us if we called sockolov


At the law offices of James Sokoloff?  Dude, I see those commercials on late night TV all the time!
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Haha! I see them too.  I don't work for him, but I think he refers cases to us sometimes.

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Re: Exhibit to Personal Statement?
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2004, 02:14:43 PM »

now we know who would be representing us if we called sockolov


At the law offices of James Sokoloff?  Dude, I see those commercials on late night TV all the time!
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Haha! I see them too.  I don't work for him, but I think he refers cases to us sometimes.

Umm... yeah, let's hope none of us needs to call Sokolov/Sockoloff/whatever or Hoya's firms.  Nothing personal, Hoya, but you know, don't want to have asbestos-related problems...

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Re: Exhibit to Personal Statement?
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2004, 02:21:55 PM »
Definitely not, Pookie

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Re: Exhibit to Personal Statement?
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2004, 03:19:11 PM »
I'm pretty sure it's Sokolove.  My firm handled an IP thing for him, if I remember correctly.  Someone trying to defame him by creating a fake website using his name or something.

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Re: Exhibit to Personal Statement?
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2004, 12:07:51 AM »
I'm pretty sure it's Sokolove.  My firm handled an IP thing for him, if I remember correctly.  Someone trying to defame him by creating a fake website using his name or something.

Damn, not even a combination of my two choices.  I gotta say I came up with Sokoloff probably because it's spelled similarly to my boss's last name (not that that's his last name, just that it ends with two F's).

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Re: Exhibit to Personal Statement?
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2004, 02:46:28 AM »
You technically do not have any clients unless you are a lawyer or am I missing something.?  Using the words "my client" is arrogant, blatantly wrong, very naive,and I strongly suggest you do not use those words on your PS.  "The law firm I work for has a client who I helped negotiate a settlement in an asbestos related case."  Something like that. 

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Re: Exhibit to Personal Statement?
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2004, 06:42:14 AM »
sounds like a quasi-letter of recommendation to me, but a quasi-non-letter of recommendation at the same time.  maybe you can cut'n'paste it in the special awards sections of your applications.

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Re: Exhibit to Personal Statement?
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2004, 07:14:33 AM »
You technically do not have any clients unless you are a lawyer or am I missing something.?  Using the words "my client" is arrogant, blatantly wrong, very naive,and I strongly suggest you do not use those words on your PS.  "The law firm I work for has a client who I helped negotiate a settlement in an asbestos related case."  Something like that. 

those were my thoughts, exactly.

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Re: Exhibit to Personal Statement?
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2004, 08:01:07 AM »
You technically do not have any clients unless you are a lawyer or am I missing something.?  Using the words "my client" is arrogant, blatantly wrong, very naive,and I strongly suggest you do not use those words on your PS.  "The law firm I work for has a client who I helped negotiate a settlement in an asbestos related case."  Something like that. 

Whether it's technically correct or not, that is the terminology we use in my office (oops, I mean the office where the attorneys allow me to work).  Each paralegal is assigned certain cases that they are responsible for.  The attorneys do not have assigned cases, they work on all the cases as is necessary, so when differentiating clients, they are referred to as x's clients, x being the paralegal.  That's just the way our office works.  Your experiences may be different.  Either way, I would not be so arrogant as to use that term in my PS.  Besides, I decided about 8 posts ago that I wasn't using this letter anyway.