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What was your ABSOLUTE ROCK BOTTOM as a lawyer?

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Martin Prince
  06/13/18
My 29th birthday. Wife and I made non-refundable omakase res...
Verne lundquist
  06/13/18
the nature of the assignment
hayes carll
  06/13/18
I hope you don't work with any of these people anymore
cannon
  06/13/18
went solo about a year after that
Verne lundquist
  06/13/18
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dirte
  06/13/18
Lately, it's been 8:30 AM
Muscadine wine
  06/13/18
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Talk to your kids about GRID.
  06/13/18
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dirte
  06/13/18
Can't really single one of these out either. One of the wors...
A Jurisprudence is Performed
  06/13/18
JFC
Martin Prince
  06/13/18
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part and parcel
  06/13/18
this. years gone
longwangpoontang
  06/14/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-81WdyD-8Ro
Get Thee to the TRUMPery
  06/13/18
It was 3am and I was not in the zone for some reason. I didn...
.;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,
  06/13/18
Defending POS drug dealer probationer who got in a shoot-out...
grand arbre
  06/13/18
sucks man
A Jurisprudence is Performed
  06/13/18
damn bro
spoonerism
  06/13/18
Would rather do this than turn docs for some faggot bank
....::::..::..,,....,........,..,,,,,.
  06/13/18
You must be low IQ if thats the case. Dealing with clients i...
ARE Reptile
  06/13/18
Former ProsBro here, GSR is CSI flame. GSR could have ...
USS Idris Elba
  06/13/18
If it was someone else you would laugh at this cartoon world...
dirte
  06/13/18
One of the last partnerships we destroyed and absorbed invol...
HojRakso
  06/13/18
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So we looked at the data
  06/13/18
holy shit, amazing.
LetsGetOutofThisTown
  06/13/18
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TM..,..;;.
  06/13/18
Thank You For Your Service
USS Idris Elba
  06/13/18
180
Martin Prince
  06/13/18
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HoldUpHoldUpWhat
  06/13/18
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Trump Steaks
  06/14/18
I took a case for $5,000 and only asked for $400 up front. N...
Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle
  06/13/18
is an evergreen retainer or a fully upfront paid flat-fee th...
.,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,
  06/13/18
Upfront paid flat fee is the best. This was a flat fee earne...
Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle
  06/13/18
FIRE HIM
USS Idris Elba
  06/13/18
jfc, you should be flogged for such incompetence.
USS Idris Elba
  06/13/18
Cr. Fuck that fuck that fuck that. Never do that again. Ts...
spaceporn2525
  06/13/18
Believe me, I will never do that again. I thought I could sq...
Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle
  06/13/18
Glad I read this as I prep to go SOLO. I feel like I could e...
damn daddy
  06/13/18
ugh. clients who "can't" pay and enter into paymen...
bloodacre
  06/14/18
even then, the authorization doesn't mean shit if there's no...
Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle
  06/14/18
Blowing my wad on your future wife’s face
zurich is stained (but it's not my fault)
  06/13/18
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USS Idris Elba
  06/13/18
Going on "informational" interviews and getting di...
Religion of Peace ©
  06/13/18
Cr, same. 6 months prior was working on real deals; then red...
Jim_Kelly
  06/13/18
Builds character like a mother fucker though.
spaceporn2525
  06/13/18
Yep. It's good to know that the ride can stop at any time.
Jim_Kelly
  06/13/18
small claims personal matter for one of our business clients...
michael doodikoff
  06/13/18
damn
damn daddy
  06/13/18
I prolly did 100 small claim trials, motions, hearings etc
acktiv pewter
  06/13/18
i was a month or so into my first attorney job. i had to wri...
TRUMPdog Versus Powerman
  06/13/18
Did the partner know the judge? Why did he send you in there...
cannon
  06/13/18
it was a long-time judge, so i'm sure the partner knew him a...
TRUMPdog Versus Powerman
  06/13/18
this is your "rock bottom"? For most trial lawy...
USS Idris Elba
  06/13/18
and yet people stay in the profession. i left private practi...
TRUMPdog Versus Powerman
  06/13/18
Where are yo now?
USS Idris Elba
  06/13/18
I don't understand - you were in the second highest court in...
zurich is stained (but it's not my fault)
  06/13/18
we needed an expert for the motion.
TRUMPdog Versus Powerman
  06/13/18
not a lit dood here, but under what circumstance would a wit...
zurich is stained (but it's not my fault)
  06/13/18
different states' court systems work differently
TRUMPdog Versus Powerman
  06/13/18
Protip: u didn't "open beautifully," u sounded lik...
Diamond Dallas Chad
  06/13/18
Nah. I know when I sound good & bad. And I keep things s...
TRUMPdog Versus Powerman
  06/13/18
Getting waitlisted by penn. Guess I wasn’t a lawyer then ...
nutella
  06/13/18
jfc chinks
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  06/14/18
I have two - 1. Client blowing up my phone and then compl...
mutated mutandis
  06/13/18
Wtf
'''''''"'"
  06/13/18
jesus christ
Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle
  06/13/18
I don't even think these are that bad compared to other shit...
mutated mutandis
  06/13/18
Lmao I’ve never had to do this as a biglaw tranny. Why don’t...
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  06/13/18
me and opposing counsel were having a heated argument during...
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michael doodikoff
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cannon
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'''''''"'"
  06/13/18
You got chokeslammed by a Judge? Bro. . .you should resig...
USS Idris Elba
  06/13/18
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HojRakso
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Cock Battalion
  06/13/18
welcome back johnsmeyer
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Why were clowns?
  06/14/18
oh, I thought you were going to bang the opposing counsel......
whoh, that is one darn credited response
  06/13/18
You fucked with Judge Dredd?
TM..,..;;.
  06/13/18
Lol no
spaceporn2525
  06/13/18
1800
united states poast office
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brave little fish
  06/14/18
coming off a 380-hour month where I was the only associate o...
ma anand sheela
  06/13/18
Jfc
1080
  06/13/18
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longwangpoontang
  06/14/18
Practicing family law, and it's not even close. Your entire...
Rumple Foreskin
  06/13/18
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USS Idris Elba
  06/13/18
cr, i am already done taking domestic cases unless the money...
Verne lundquist
  06/13/18
Can confirm. I spent much of my year in private practice doi...
TRUMPdog Versus Powerman
  06/13/18
Practicing family law. I repped the husband of an Ameri...
spaceporn2525
  06/13/18
jesus fucking christ
Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle
  06/13/18
Yeah he was a fucking basketcase. He was stalking her, and ...
spaceporn2525
  06/13/18
sounds like a typical family law case.
TRUMPdog Versus Powerman
  06/13/18
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Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle
  06/13/18
practicing family law as appointed and committing malpractic...
acktiv pewter
  06/13/18
this is going to sound ridiculous, but striking out at OCI d...
slimshadyman leading u down a subthread wasteland
  06/13/18
When something doesn't go my way in court I go in the hall a...
spaceporn2525
  06/13/18
I'm usually ok with pretrial matters not going my way - I gu...
slimshadyman leading u down a subthread wasteland
  06/13/18
Yeah I mean pretrial stuff obv. When a motion in limine gets...
spaceporn2525
  06/13/18
I graduated in 2010 with no real prospects so I cobbled toge...
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  06/13/18
What do you do now?
''"'''"'''"'
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Martin Prince
  06/13/18
I transitioned into doc review contract work for a few weeks...
:;:;:;;.,,,.:;:;:..,,,,.:;:;:::
  06/13/18
180
boner police?
  06/13/18
I resemble this remark
acktiv pewter
  06/13/18
Partner screaming at me for not catching errors in a 30 pg d...
[_____Sign Here____]
  06/13/18
Yeah fuck that.
spaceporn2525
  06/13/18
U should go to lunch and treat them like shit
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lol
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accruing 60k in INTEREST for student loans
Maori woman performing defiant haka
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TRUMPdog Versus Powerman
  06/13/18
jfc
Trump Steaks
  06/14/18
It took me about a year after graduating to get a job. My fi...
Cassius King
  06/13/18
cruising for gay sex on here this week was a low point
zurich is stained (but it's not my fault)
  06/14/18


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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:00 AM
Author: Martin Prince (a prancing scholar's scholar)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36236834)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:07 AM
Author: Verne lundquist

My 29th birthday. Wife and I made non-refundable omakase reservations for a great sushi counter. We had a stupid filing deadline on an involuntary bankruptcy. Partner checked out at 630, shithead first year associate checked out at 830 and I was stuck scrambling in an adderal haze to get a bunch of documents together for the filing by midnight. Was later criticized for some of the exhibits being sloppy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36236865)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:14 AM
Author: hayes carll

the nature of the assignment

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36236934)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 11:38 AM
Author: cannon

I hope you don't work with any of these people anymore

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237578)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 11:55 AM
Author: Verne lundquist

went solo about a year after that

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237688)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 7:51 PM
Author: dirte



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240889)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:09 AM
Author: Muscadine wine

Lately, it's been 8:30 AM

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36236888)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:17 AM
Author: Talk to your kids about GRID.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36236950)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 7:51 PM
Author: dirte



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240890)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:11 AM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed

Can't really single one of these out either. One of the worst part of lawyerdom is how every day just elides by in a featureless, meaningless haze

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36236903)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:13 AM
Author: Martin Prince (a prancing scholar's scholar)

JFC

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36236916)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:14 AM
Author: part and parcel (donny)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36236935)



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Date: June 14th, 2018 7:30 AM
Author: longwangpoontang

this. years gone

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36243320)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:14 AM
Author: Get Thee to the TRUMPery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-81WdyD-8Ro

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36236930)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:16 AM
Author: .;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,


It was 3am and I was not in the zone for some reason. I didn't catch the typo in clause 9.2 where it was supposed to refer to 7.6.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36236947)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:18 AM
Author: grand arbre

Defending POS drug dealer probationer who got in a shoot-out. The victim had gunshot residue on his hands and the cops did a GSR test. I went through all the disco but never got the GSR. Knowing he was on probation, and even without the gun fight charges, he would get sentenced for fleeing the scene, I worked a great deal to plead him out to a lot less time than he was facing. His wife never fully paid me.

And then he filed against me because I never actually got the GSR disco and I have to testify in a hearing about my own competence.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36236969)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:26 AM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed

sucks man

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237026)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:31 AM
Author: spoonerism

damn bro

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237074)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:32 AM
Author: ....::::..::..,,....,........,..,,,,,.


Would rather do this than turn docs for some faggot bank

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237090)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:33 PM
Author: ARE Reptile

You must be low IQ if thats the case. Dealing with clients is the suck.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237882)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:05 PM
Author: USS Idris Elba (MAKE WAKANDA GREAT AGAIN)

Former ProsBro here,

GSR is CSI flame.

GSR could have come from a lot of different sources OTHER THAN your client having a gun.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237740)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 7:52 PM
Author: dirte

If it was someone else you would laugh at this cartoon world. Sorry brother.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240899)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:26 AM
Author: HojRakso

One of the last partnerships we destroyed and absorbed involved a messy transition process where the target’s remaining leadership engaged in a sort of weepy pleading campaign with its value base to try and stave off a complete loss of the group. For a frozen moment—infinitesimal, a fleaspeck on the scale of galactic time—in my courageheart I felt a twinge of—remorse? sadness? empathy? But I was on top of the destabilization, which is how we’d been trained: sense it, acknowledge it, address it, kill it (the SAAKme Protocol). Quick tear of the boost packet sewn into the Milanese pick stitched ticket pocket of each of our jackets, three pills popped, the feeling damped down, steady cool and calm again, readymade for some blackletter action. “A people should know when they’re conquered,” uttered underbreath and we were back at it folks, all apologies for the irregularly unscheduled interruption. I’m ashamed of the destabilization; I don’t talk about it with my colleagues or family and this is the first time I’ve ever written about it. I can’t let it happen again.

Thanks for the opportunity to share.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237023)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:27 AM
Author: .;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237035)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 11:20 AM
Author: ....::::..::..,,....,........,..,,,,,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237457)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 11:34 AM
Author: So we looked at the data



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237551)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 11:41 AM
Author: LetsGetOutofThisTown

holy shit, amazing.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237593)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 11:46 AM
Author: TM..,..;;.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237629)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:06 PM
Author: USS Idris Elba (MAKE WAKANDA GREAT AGAIN)

Thank You For Your Service

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237748)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:40 PM
Author: Martin Prince (a prancing scholar's scholar)

180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238381)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 7:57 PM
Author: HoldUpHoldUpWhat



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240928)



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Date: June 14th, 2018 7:40 AM
Author: Trump Steaks (@realcharliebrown)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36243340)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 11:38 AM
Author: Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle

I took a case for $5,000 and only asked for $400 up front. Never saw another penny.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237571)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 11:44 AM
Author: .,,.,.,.,,,,,.......,.,,

is an evergreen retainer or a fully upfront paid flat-fee the best way to prevent these outcomes?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237617)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 11:48 AM
Author: Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle

Upfront paid flat fee is the best. This was a flat fee earned upon receipt, but I entered into a payment plan with the guy and he blew all the deadlines. I'm livid and will likely turn it over to collections. I don't give a flying fuck about his other (((creditors))). I'm a small-scale solo practitioner and deserve to be paid for my work.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237645)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:12 PM
Author: USS Idris Elba (MAKE WAKANDA GREAT AGAIN)

FIRE HIM

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237785)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:12 PM
Author: USS Idris Elba (MAKE WAKANDA GREAT AGAIN)

jfc, you should be flogged for such incompetence.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237783)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 7:50 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

Cr. Fuck that fuck that fuck that. Never do that again. Tsinah I will come down there and fight you if you do that again.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240883)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:03 PM
Author: Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle

Believe me, I will never do that again. I thought I could squeeze out one more continuance, but that didn't happen and the judge was a prick. Literally my worst moment in court.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240968)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:05 PM
Author: damn daddy

Glad I read this as I prep to go SOLO. I feel like I could easily make that mistake.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240974)



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Date: June 14th, 2018 7:26 AM
Author: bloodacre

ugh. clients who "can't" pay and enter into payment plans inevitably stop paying unless you have authorization to automatically charge their card.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36243303)



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Date: June 14th, 2018 7:37 AM
Author: Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle

even then, the authorization doesn't mean shit if there's no money in their account or they've hit their limit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36243335)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 11:39 AM
Author: zurich is stained (but it's not my fault) (ass smells like a dick)

Blowing my wad on your future wife’s face

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237581)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:12 PM
Author: USS Idris Elba (MAKE WAKANDA GREAT AGAIN)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237786)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 11:48 AM
Author: Religion of Peace © (earl)

Going on "informational" interviews and getting dinged by small boutiques in 2009 after getting Lathamed.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237638)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:56 PM
Author: Jim_Kelly

Cr, same. 6 months prior was working on real deals; then reduced to offering to suck dick to make <1/2 as much doing LLC formations and operating agreements for dental practices (and getting dinged from these jobs). Very humbling.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238502)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 7:54 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

Builds character like a mother fucker though.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240910)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:20 PM
Author: Jim_Kelly

Yep. It's good to know that the ride can stop at any time.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241082)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:02 PM
Author: michael doodikoff

small claims personal matter for one of our business clients, I lost to a pro-se defendant involving a failure to disclose certain home defects when she sold her house to my client. Judge ruled that I couldn't prove a certain element of first hand knowledge of the issue by the defendant needed in our claims, despite two experts testifying that this problem obviously had been going on for a long time before the house was sold to my client. Client was stuck having to pay to fix literal shit coming up through her shower drain, I felt like the worst lawyer in the world.

Luckily the client still kept their business matters with us.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237717)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:11 PM
Author: damn daddy

damn

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241013)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:39 PM
Author: acktiv pewter

I prolly did 100 small claim trials, motions, hearings etc

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241187)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:03 PM
Author: TRUMPdog Versus Powerman (Dr. Thunder 0xE4D4d5d2357f9070e710FaCB96745Df340b63a77)

i was a month or so into my first attorney job. i had to write a motion for a shitty case for one of the partners. the morning the partner was set to argue the motion (in the 2nd highest court in the state), he comes in late. then he says, "good news: you're arguing the motion this morning." the hearing was in an hour.

i opened beautifully. but the old judge was pissed as fuck that morning, and seemed extra offended to have to deal with a fresh-faced young attorney he didn't know in his hallowed courtroom. the judge gave me a hard time from the start. then, as i questioned our witness, the partner slid me a piece of paper telling me to do something procedural.

i hesitated, because i didn't think it was necessary, but hell if i'm going to disrespect my boss. so i followed the partner's instructions. the judge glared at me, nostrils flared, and said as nastily as possible, "Well, dr. thunder, as you should be aware, you do not have to do that in this court." the judge then proceeded to just destroy the hell out of me every chance he got, intentionally trying to humiliate me in front of our clients and an absolutely packed courtroom.

what a shit profession, i thought, as i left the courtroom to return to the office to bill more hours.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237730)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:10 PM
Author: cannon

Did the partner know the judge? Why did he send you in there blind and then fuck you over with that slip up?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237770)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:16 PM
Author: TRUMPdog Versus Powerman (Dr. Thunder 0xE4D4d5d2357f9070e710FaCB96745Df340b63a77)

it was a long-time judge, so i'm sure the partner knew him a little bit. but it was a young partner, so it's not like he would have had much of a rapport yet with the judge.

maybe the partner had a sense that this judge was going to tear into our case and threw me to the wolves. partner was a good guy, though, so i wasn't mad at him, other than i wish i had more of a heads up. mostly i was pissed at the judge for being a complete asshole for the sole purpose of trying to humiliate a new attorney in front of a packed courtroom and his clients. maybe he looked at it as hazing, but we're all part of the same bar and you shouldn't make a fellow member look bad in front of his clients who are paying good money.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237808)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:13 PM
Author: USS Idris Elba (MAKE WAKANDA GREAT AGAIN)

this is your "rock bottom"?

For most trial lawyers this was just another Tuesday.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237792)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:20 PM
Author: TRUMPdog Versus Powerman (Dr. Thunder 0xE4D4d5d2357f9070e710FaCB96745Df340b63a77)

and yet people stay in the profession. i left private practice after a year.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237818)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:35 PM
Author: USS Idris Elba (MAKE WAKANDA GREAT AGAIN)

Where are yo now?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237893)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:15 PM
Author: zurich is stained (but it's not my fault) (ass smells like a dick)

I don't understand - you were in the second highest court in the state arguing a motion, which suggests you were at the appellate level, but you were examining a witness?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237802)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:20 PM
Author: TRUMPdog Versus Powerman (Dr. Thunder 0xE4D4d5d2357f9070e710FaCB96745Df340b63a77)

we needed an expert for the motion.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237821)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:25 PM
Author: zurich is stained (but it's not my fault) (ass smells like a dick)

not a lit dood here, but under what circumstance would a witness be testifying before an appellate court? and when would an appellate matter be heard by a single judge?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237837)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:19 PM
Author: TRUMPdog Versus Powerman (Dr. Thunder 0xE4D4d5d2357f9070e710FaCB96745Df340b63a77)

different states' court systems work differently

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238215)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 9:23 PM
Author: Diamond Dallas Chad (i think i fucking love you.... won't you stay and watch cartoons)

Protip: u didn't "open beautifully," u sounded like a huge fag

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241466)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 9:42 PM
Author: TRUMPdog Versus Powerman (Dr. Thunder 0xE4D4d5d2357f9070e710FaCB96745Df340b63a77)

Nah. I know when I sound good & bad. And I keep things short & non-douchey. I’ve been complimented by judges & attorneys for having a good “knack” for courtroom speaking. After my opening the partner slid me a piece of paper that said, “Kicked ass!” which felt good for my first “real” court appearance, & in a bad situation. But the judge was in a surly mood, didn’t want to be bothered with the case, & once we got to our witness he decided to be a complete asshole & show the whole courtroom his “angry God” schtick in his robe & throne.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241573)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:17 PM
Author: nutella

Getting waitlisted by penn.

Guess I wasn’t a lawyer then though.

I also got dinged by stroock and a lot of other ttt firms when I was job searching.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237810)



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Date: June 14th, 2018 7:20 AM
Author: .,.,,,.,,,..,.,.,:,:,,...,::,...,:,.,..:..,:.::,.


jfc chinks

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36243285)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:19 PM
Author: mutated mutandis

I have two -

1. Client blowing up my phone and then complaining to the partner that I wasn't responding during my grandma's funeral (both knew that I would be at a funeral all morning) and me feeling it was absolutely necessary to step out of the funeral a little early to return the calls.

2. Being forced (after client tantrum that I was away from the office for one fucking day) to take what turned out to be a 4 hour closing checklist review conference call while sitting on a video poker stool at the Bellagio.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237813)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:33 PM
Author: '''''''"'"

Wtf

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237880)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:34 PM
Author: Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle

jesus christ

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237890)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:37 PM
Author: mutated mutandis

I don't even think these are that bad compared to other shit I saw. These both happened during my second year, as if anything that I was working on was so important that it needed to be dealt with during my grandma's funeral. Ridiculous.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237903)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:56 PM
Author: ....::::..::..,,....,........,..,,,,,.


Lmao I’ve never had to do this as a biglaw tranny. Why don’t people just say no?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238026)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:20 PM
Author: """"''


me and opposing counsel were having a heated argument during a hearing and judge was annoyed and siding with her. we went back to chambers and i started getting into it with the judge because i thought he was dead wrong. he gets in face and and pushes me, so i push back. the judge put his arm across my chest and neck, lifted me up and slammed me to the ground

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237820)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:22 PM
Author: michael doodikoff



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237827)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:22 PM
Author: cannon



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237828)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:33 PM
Author: '''''''"'"



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237886)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:36 PM
Author: USS Idris Elba (MAKE WAKANDA GREAT AGAIN)

You got chokeslammed by a Judge?

Bro. . .you should resign your bar license immediately.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237900)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:20 PM
Author: HojRakso



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238227)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:22 PM
Author: Cock Battalion



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238240)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:29 PM
Author: ,.,.,.,..,.,..,:,,:,,.,:::,.,,.,:.,,.:.,:.,:.::,.


welcome back johnsmeyer

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238299)



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Date: June 14th, 2018 7:40 AM
Author: Why were clowns? (#Qanon)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36243341)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:33 PM
Author: whoh, that is one darn credited response

oh, I thought you were going to bang the opposing counsel....and she was a fatty.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238324)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 4:41 PM
Author: TM..,..;;.

You fucked with Judge Dredd?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36239711)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 7:55 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

Lol no

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240912)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:09 PM
Author: united states poast office (fresh prince of bellevue)

1800

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240995)



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Date: June 14th, 2018 10:03 AM
Author: brave little fish (0x9219DDFD2869edABd47A8e905e87d76e42C712da)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36243822)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 12:30 PM
Author: ma anand sheela

coming off a 380-hour month where I was the only associate on a weeklong biglaw trial out of state where we won an impossible jury verdict, the partner on the case rips me as lazy and stupid because my subheadings weren't argumentative enough in our fee motion.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36237870)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:24 PM
Author: 1080

Jfc

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241104)



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Date: June 14th, 2018 7:29 AM
Author: longwangpoontang



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36243314)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:20 PM
Author: Rumple Foreskin (d/b/a Ciroc Obama)

Practicing family law, and it's not even close. Your entire work life is an unending Maury Povich episode

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238226)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:21 PM
Author: USS Idris Elba (MAKE WAKANDA GREAT AGAIN)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238236)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:38 PM
Author: Verne lundquist

cr, i am already done taking domestic cases unless the money is exceptional.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238364)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 9:31 PM
Author: TRUMPdog Versus Powerman (Dr. Thunder 0xE4D4d5d2357f9070e710FaCB96745Df340b63a77)

Can confirm. I spent much of my year in private practice doing family law.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241518)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:41 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

Practicing family law.

I repped the husband of an American idol contestant and he called me obsessively 20 times a day on my cell until I fired him.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238390)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:42 PM
Author: Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle

jesus fucking christ

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238398)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:45 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

Yeah he was a fucking basketcase. He was stalking her, and pulled plug out of the wall … didn't pay shit for fee either.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238421)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:49 PM
Author: TRUMPdog Versus Powerman (Dr. Thunder 0xE4D4d5d2357f9070e710FaCB96745Df340b63a77)

sounds like a typical family law case.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238455)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 1:53 PM
Author: Taylor Swift is not a hobby she is a lifestyle



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36238476)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:40 PM
Author: acktiv pewter

practicing family law as appointed and committing malpractice left and right

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241197)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 4:34 PM
Author: slimshadyman leading u down a subthread wasteland

this is going to sound ridiculous, but striking out at OCI during the economic bloodbath was the worst moment in my legal career. I actively thought of suicide.

since then, the worst I've felt is in the courtroom every time a verdict doesn't go my way

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36239676)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 7:53 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

When something doesn't go my way in court I go in the hall and play angry birds for a few minutes until im composed again.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240903)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 7:56 PM
Author: slimshadyman leading u down a subthread wasteland

I'm usually ok with pretrial matters not going my way - I guess as a crimdefbro I'm used to it. But verdicts going south means the ultimate failure and it sucks

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240917)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:02 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

Yeah I mean pretrial stuff obv. When a motion in limine gets a bad ruling or something I cool.off.for a.minute in a conference room w cell phone game or whatever. If I talk, I'm liable to swear and you know in courthouse that's not good

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240965)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 7:55 PM
Author: :;:;:;;.,,,.:;:;:..,,,,.:;:;:::


I graduated in 2010 with no real prospects so I cobbled together a career of contract work, appearances, and my own clients but I had no clue what I was doing and was stressed beyond belief ... I knew it was over when a potential client called and I answered the phone with a “hello” and told them they had the wrong number.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240913)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:06 PM
Author: ''"'''"'''"'


What do you do now?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240980)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:22 PM
Author: Martin Prince (a prancing scholar's scholar)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241092)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:34 PM
Author: :;:;:;;.,,,.:;:;:..,,,,.:;:;:::


I transitioned into doc review contract work for a few weeks and was then hired as a staff attorney in big law (primarily doc review) - making just under 100K.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241153)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:17 PM
Author: boner police?

180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241065)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:40 PM
Author: acktiv pewter

I resemble this remark

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241199)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:07 PM
Author: [_____Sign Here____] (CircuitCitySpecial)

Partner screaming at me for not catching errors in a 30 pg doc when I was told to review a small section for a cost sensitive client. I guess the client caught it (who apparently wasn't that upset about it) and told the partner. This partner was a fucking psycho. I stood there for what felt like 30 mins just getting reamed. The summer associate (who was also my mentee) was just outside. I was so concerned with impressing the partner that I cancelled dinner with my closest sibling visiting from out of town. It pisses me off now how much I let this type of shit influence my decisions.

Fast forward to today. The old firm is an approved firm, but I continously try to send the work elsewhere. Some old partners have invited me to lunch, but I always decline.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36240988)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:16 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

Yeah fuck that.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241057)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:33 PM
Author: ....::::..::..,,....,........,..,,,,,.


U should go to lunch and treat them like shit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241152)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:24 PM
Author: .,.,;,.,..,.,.,:,,:,..,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.


lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241105)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:37 PM
Author: Maori woman performing defiant haka

accruing 60k in INTEREST for student loans

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241176)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 8:38 PM
Author: .,.,;,.,..,.,.,:,,:,..,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241180)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 9:51 PM
Author: TRUMPdog Versus Powerman (Dr. Thunder 0xE4D4d5d2357f9070e710FaCB96745Df340b63a77)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36241628)



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Date: June 14th, 2018 7:39 AM
Author: Trump Steaks (@realcharliebrown)

jfc

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36243338)



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Date: June 13th, 2018 10:42 PM
Author: Cassius King

It took me about a year after graduating to get a job. My first job was a completely scam/fraud firm. I think I made $11/hour, and that was after literally begging to be paid. This job had me dealing with completely broke, ghetto people, and trying to sell them what was mostly fraud. I also had to go on the radio occasionally to advertise.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36242025)



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Date: June 14th, 2018 2:36 PM
Author: zurich is stained (but it's not my fault) (ass smells like a dick)

cruising for gay sex on here this week was a low point

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4001003&forum_id=2#36245799)