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Post#1241 » by trwi7 » Sat Nov 7, 2020 7:25 pm

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Post#1242 » by emunney » Sat Nov 7, 2020 7:37 pm

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Of all the classes to require two semesters of... :nonono:


They should require more. It's easily the biggest flaw that you see from new attorneys - they just don't know how to write. But I think the courses should involve more practical legal writing exercises than they did when I was in LS about a decade ago. Knowing how to use the bluebook is a very small part of that, IMO.
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Post#1246 » by MickeyDavis » Sun Nov 8, 2020 12:50 am

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Post#1247 » by jute2003 » Sun Nov 8, 2020 1:19 am

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Post#1248 » by giannis and 1 » Sun Nov 8, 2020 1:38 am

humanrefutation wrote:I'm at the point in my personal and professional life when it is hard to sit down and watch an entire sporting event from beginning-to-end in one sitting.

Loss of interest or just too busy doing lawyer things?
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Post#1249 » by VooDoo7 » Sun Nov 8, 2020 1:54 am

MickeyDavis wrote:This weather is unreal.

And I tested positive for Covid the other day so I haven't been able to enjoy it. :(
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Post#1250 » by humanrefutation » Sun Nov 8, 2020 2:13 am

giannis and 1 wrote:
humanrefutation wrote:I'm at the point in my personal and professional life when it is hard to sit down and watch an entire sporting event from beginning-to-end in one sitting.

Loss of interest or just too busy doing lawyer things?


Work is a big part of it, but there's just so much going on in life these days. It's hard to sit in one place doing one thing for three hours at a time.
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Post#1251 » by humanrefutation » Sun Nov 8, 2020 2:13 am

VooDoo7 wrote:
MickeyDavis wrote:This weather is unreal.

And I tested positive for Covid the other day so I haven't been able to enjoy it. :(


Aw man, be safe. Hopefully you're feeling okay.
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Post#1252 » by Pachinko_ » Sun Nov 8, 2020 2:35 am

Its Sunday and I have about 12 hours of work to do, due Monday. I did nothing yesterday and today I can't even bring myself to even start, it feels like a mountain :(
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Post#1253 » by VooDoo7 » Sun Nov 8, 2020 4:37 am

humanrefutation wrote:
VooDoo7 wrote:
MickeyDavis wrote:This weather is unreal.

And I tested positive for Covid the other day so I haven't been able to enjoy it. :(


Aw man, be safe. Hopefully you're feeling okay.

Thanks man. Symptoms haven't been too bad. My first few days of symptoms included headache, body aches, slight fever then chills. Now mostly just muscle aches and loss of smell. And a little congested.

I haven't had any cough or breathing difficulty, thankfully.
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Post#1254 » by ReasonablySober » Sun Nov 8, 2020 5:35 am

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Post#1255 » by chonestown » Sun Nov 8, 2020 6:52 am

emunney wrote:
jute2003 wrote:
humanrefutation wrote:
They should require more. It's easily the biggest flaw that you see from new attorneys - they just don't know how to write. But I think the courses should involve more practical legal writing exercises than they did when I was in LS about a decade ago. Knowing how to use the bluebook is a very small part of that, IMO.
When I was in college I had both ag professors and psychology professors tell me that technical writing and writing in general is a major weakness for their students. It is a common problem across all fields. We all just suck at writing.


The worst writers I've ever encountered were... aspiring writers in creative writing classes and entry level writing gigs. You couldn't imagine. Think of Philip Seymour Hoffman in the Along Came Polly basketball scene, but as a writer.


I think this is due to a list attributed to Elmore Leonard, but I try to pare down my writing to use as few adjectives as possible. Use only the essential words and keep it moving. Hundred dollar words have their place, but they should be used sparingly. Jargon needs to be expunged without exception.
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Post#1256 » by jute2003 » Sun Nov 8, 2020 5:50 pm

VooDoo7 wrote:
MickeyDavis wrote:This weather is unreal.

And I tested positive for Covid the other day so I haven't been able to enjoy it. :(
Rest up and feel better soon!!!
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Post#1257 » by VooDoo7 » Sun Nov 8, 2020 9:49 pm

jute2003 wrote:
VooDoo7 wrote:
MickeyDavis wrote:This weather is unreal.

And I tested positive for Covid the other day so I haven't been able to enjoy it. :(
Rest up and feel better soon!!!

Thanks, pal.
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Post#1258 » by VooDoo7 » Sun Nov 8, 2020 9:49 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:It took literally ten covid tests on Thursday and Friday, but I'm finally gonna see my family tomorrow. Not gonna lie, there will be hugs.

Why so many?? One was enough for me. That was no fun. :o
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Post#1259 » by stellation » Sun Nov 8, 2020 10:13 pm

VooDoo7 wrote:
MickeyDavis wrote:This weather is unreal.

And I tested positive for Covid the other day so I haven't been able to enjoy it. :(

I'm sorry to hear that, I hope everything comes good soon for you and it's not too much of a drag.
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