Tuesday, October 18, 2011

NY State Bar Says Change Bar

Book smart or street smart seems to be the name of the game when it comes to Bar association meetings. They, in response to firms, want law schools to train lawyers and not necessarily bots who can spit out information. Seems the pragmatics of practicing law aren't being taught well enough in schools.

That may be true, I mean after all I should know how to bill a client over lunch effectively so my firm can make more money.

Of course, all of this could happen assuming the bar changes, well, the bar exam. Can't have a 16 hour test on nothing and everything in particular yet simultaneously demand adjustments to curriculum.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2011/08/05/new-york-state-bar-prez-says-law-students-need-better-training/

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Associate on Tape

Well not tape, CD.

I had a long drive and opted to try my hand at books on CD. I picked the associate. I ran out of road before the book was done. It was both a thrill and reality check. The reality check consists of the glamor and abuse associates take on Wall Street. How much of it is true? Probably all of it. You can't even blames these guys for charging, after all if you don't someone else will.

The only thing you gotta balance is a crappy lifestyle. Sure you make 1.5 million a year but man, if you can't spend it what's the point? But that's the push to the top, you wanna roll with the big boys you have to play and work like the big boys.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Glamour

Glamour is listening to a John Grishman book on tape and relishing the abuse junior associates get so you wear Prada shoes to your 18hr a day job. Hmmmm, cash, house in the Hampton's, combined with kids who hate you, obligatory three divorces, and black sedan escorts to your 2400 lunches. SWEET. :P

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Life Balance?

Question.

Do you opt for years articling for a large firm, losing your entire life in the process, but opening doors to make 300/hr when you become partner?

Or do you earn, say, half that salary by working for a smaller firm.

One gets you the dollars, the other gets you time to shut off th eblackberry on the weekends.

What would you chose?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Reporting Foreclosure Fraud

Florida is the hotbed for foreclosure issues....by issues we mean fraud. Seems as though that's the place to hire a pizza delivery guy to go and foreclose on someone's home........

Attorney's are being told to report fraud.... let's hope that pans out, the last thing we need are more people losing their homes to shaddy banks and lenders.

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/02/florida-bar-says-attorneys-must-report-foreclosure-fraud-to-judges.html

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Editions of LSAT books?

I have a highly recommended LSAT book from 2009. It's now 2011. What''s the difference with all the versions? I guess the questions generally change, but does the overall 'system' you learn to write exams change? Do I need to fork over cash for all the 'latest' editions?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Is there something better than speed?

I don't claim to e an expert on any things law. But someone kindly explain to me what the point of a massive LSAT exam is? I get the point of being able to use a 'system of logic' to answer a gazillion questions, but I don't get why?!

No wait, I don't get it, to me it sounds stupid. Is speed really the indicator of a good lawyer? If it's about seeing how well you perform under duress then I recommend boot camp for law students....somewhat more expensive to run over a summer holiday, but more effective in testing your metal.....

Monday, January 3, 2011

New to Blogging

I'm going to start blogging here about my journey to the bar.... the maybe bar, th eprobably bar.... the 'i'm thinking hard about taking the bar so much that I even got a book out from the library'.


join me on the journey.