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9/12/08 7:17 PM
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Fake Pie
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Graduated in May, took the bar at the end of July. Just finished my first week of work today.

Got the same secretary I had over last summer and she is cool. So far my department is pretty tight. All dudes and we have our own "beer fridge" that we rotate filling.
9/13/08 3:25 PM
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Sounds like fun. Are you getting paid well?
9/13/08 3:25 PM
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9/13/08 8:02 PM
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Not bad rookie. Are they letting you go to court or are you somebody's research rat? If you are admitted in FL or NC, I might hire you, pay you less, but I'd let you get into court your first day and try your first case in less than 1 month.
9/13/08 8:10 PM
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Edited: 09/13/08 9:27 PM
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I'm transactional. Corporate work with focus on Energy and Utilities. MD.

I'm originally from FL though so if it doesn't work out I may beg you for a job one day. I don't think I would be a good trial lawyer though.
9/14/08 10:34 PM
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Hey bflex, I'm in my a 2L and was thinking about being a defense attorney and probably moving down to FL. Any tips for things to do in law school like classes or different internships I should be looking at?
9/15/08 11:15 AM
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If you get a chance to intern, intern at the public defenders. They will throw you to the wolves quicker than hell. As far as classes, obviously, criminal law, crim pro, evidence. Anything you can get as far as advanced evidence and legal research, take it. If you can get any trial skills classes, take those too.
9/15/08 1:16 PM
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See if your school has a clinic. Mine had one where you could actually work with the public defenders office and actually go into court on behalf of clients.
9/16/08 12:40 AM
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I will check and talk to some professors about it. Thanks for the input guys.
9/17/08 7:38 AM
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I agree with bflex about being an intern. I interned at a prosecutors office and by the time I was done I had about 4 jury trials and about 50 bench trials. When I went back to school for my last term, I had done more trials than some of my teachers. It was the hardest part of my legal career, but when I was done, I was very well prepared.
9/19/08 5:22 PM
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Fake, make sure to bang your secretary.
9/20/08 11:47 AM
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I'm thinking about taking a job at a plaintiffs firm...any thoughts?

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