Harry S. Truman once said, “We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are.” Show Harry your strong mind and wrap your head around these.
Total number of male registered members on LawDate.com, which bills itself as the “first full-service social networking site designed with lawyers in mind and the non-lawyers who want to meet them.”
Total number of female registered members on LawDate.com.
Number of years retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter has put a restriction on public access to his papers, “barring anyone—researchers, historians, friends, journalists—from viewing the material,” according to The Legal Times.
Distance in yards a judge ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to keep from Rihanna, according to The New York Times.
Distance in yards a judge ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to keep from Rihanna when attending “industry events,” according to The New York Times.
Percentage of corporate legal bills that are audited by a third-party before being paid, according to a quote in a CFO.com article attributed to Michael Rynowecer, president of legal-industry research firm BTI Consulting Group.
Percentage drop in spending by Fortune 1000 companies in the first three months of 2009 on outside legal services, according to CFO.com.
Number of followers “Rex Gradeless,” Saint Louis University School of Law student and founder of the blog Social Media Law Student has on Twitter, which is said to be the most of any legal Twitter user.
Average number of followers per Twitter user, according to guardian.co.uk.
Number of women lawyers in the country of Italy, according to The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. With a female population of 30,699,543, approximately one in every 315 women is a lawyer.
Number of women lawyers in the United Kingdom, according to The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. With a female population of 30,488,622, approximately one in every 430 women is a lawyer.
Number of women lawyers in the country of Liechtenstein, according to The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. With a female population of 17,450, approximately one in every 1,250 women is a lawyer.
Student-faculty ratio at the new University of California at Riverside Law School, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Approximate number of members of the American Bar Association.
Estimated percentage of member dues the ABA uses for lobbying efforts.
Number of days a small, lucky number of law students will have to consider an offer from Skadden, Arps, according to a Bloomberg story.
Number of years a Wake Forest University law school graduate was missing his class ring after leaving it in an airport bathroom before being reunited with it this week, according to NBC Chicago.
Rough estimate of assets and liabilities for Masry & Vititoe. Best known as the real-life “Erin Brockovich” firm, Masry & Vititoe has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to The Ventura County Star.
Base salary for attorney Ed Masry (played by Albert Finney in the movie Erin Brockovich) at the time of his death in 2005, according to The Ventura County Star.
Approximated amount grossed worldwide by the film Erin Brockovich, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
Ranking of the movie Erin Brockovich, according to the ABA Journal’s list of “The 25 Greatest Legal Movies.”
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