Undoubtedly our recent post about how to make a martini turned all of you into Bitter martini-lushes. As such, you probably have a million follow-up questions that, admittedly, we here at Bitter Lawyer aren’t qualified to answer. (Our own Bitter Bartender is nowhere to be found at the moment.) Enter The Martini FAQ.
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the Lawyerist Daring Fireball for this one. And a tip ‘o’ the hat to our parent company Lawyerist for bringing it to our attention. And to the Constitutional Daily for policing the blawgosphere for violations in link sharing etiquette by link whores like us.
The Lawyerist LAB jumped to more than 900 members over Thanksgiving weekend, and Lawyerist is planning to give back to members. As soon as the LAB hits 1,000 members, Lawyerist will give away a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100. This is Fujitsu’s forget-you-have-it-in-your-bag tiny portable scanner, sure to make client site visits more productive.
Lawyerist will draw the winning name as soon LAB membership hits 1,000. Membership is free, so join the LAB now to enter yourself in the contest. Once you log into the LAB, visit theScanSnap S1100 Giveaway! thread to enter your name.
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What I did not fully grasp was how ultra-important first-year grades are, and how they have nothing to do with your intellectual mastery of the material, and have everything to do with writing an exam answer that the professor will find easy to read and easy to give a high grade. If you get mediocre first year grades, it won’t matter much how much better you do later, because everybody does better later. It’s almost impossible to catch up.
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From “Waiting for Bar Exam Results” on Lawyerist: Many law students take a significant risk when they take the bar exam. The most recent bar exam results released in Louisiana (February 2011) show that only 54% of the nearly 400 test takers passed. Three years of law school. Three figures of thousands in debt. Three days of essay exams. Only to learn, based on the humorous name the bar examiners have assigned, that you’ve failed.
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Working comedian and Lawyerist contributor Alex Barnett on how to cope with being fired from a law firm:
If you’ve been fired you know what it feels like. You feel like a crime was committed. You feel like your boss just mugged you and stole your dignity and your confidence. Oh, and while he or she was at it, they stole your income, your benefits, and your standing amongst your colleagues. And, then for good measure, he or she took a sledgehammer and went to work on your resume.
He should know, having been fired and/or laid off from four different law firms. Read more on Lawyerist.
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