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Lawyers Must Focus on Their New Year’s Resolutions

Dear Readers- Happy 2016 to you all!  I hope that your holidays were filled with much laughter, joy and memorable times with family and friends.  As we are well into January and celebrating Martin Luther King Day this week, it is a good time for us to reflect on our wishes and goals for the year. New Year's resolutions are top of mind, and we should all think about where we are headed in 2016.  In January 2012, I began writing my monthly column "Paradigm Shift" for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, and my first installment, which originally published on January 10, 2012, focused on New Year's resolutions.…

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A Parliament of OWLs (Older Wiser Learners): Bramble Bush, Thoughts for Winter Break

I am waist deep in winter break.  In the past ten days, I have driven 1400 miles, sorted bank statements and health insurance paperwork, visited the school where I taught, walked my favorite beach, baked bread and cookies, wasted hours online, and celebrated Christmas.  There are appointments scheduled for the car, the dentist, and the doctor, and the Heir flew back to Boston early yesterday morning.  By noon, I was bored. Bored?  No kidding, bored.  I have multiple knitting projects going; I’m walking every day, exploring the city and the campus beyond the law school, and I’m reading three books. Two are not…

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Feeling Stuck in Your Job? Tips to Adjust in a Slow Economy

Many are stuck in a job they hate because they can’t afford to quit or can’t find other employment under these weak economic conditions. If you can’t change jobs, then you must change your attitude. Begin by asking yourself—what worked for me? Most people enjoy a honeymoon phase in the early stages of a job. What was it that made the job enjoyable or enticing in the first place? What has changed?  Often this kind of introspection brings about a realization that it’s the de-motivating aspects of the job getting you down rather than the entire job. Try to find ways to tame the…

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Ladies of the House (and Senate): The Continuing Conundrum of All Male Panels

I’ve been going to law-related conferences for almost 20 years. As a law student, I was usually fairly dazzled by any panelists and their expertise. However, as the years pass it has become more obvious that the speakers at legal conferences are often more disproportionately white and male than the audiences. Evidently, my experience is not unusual. A new tumblr titled “Congrats, you have an all male panel” caused a buzz in 2015. It had winning internet-humor by using a “Hoffsome stamp” to mock pictures of all male panels with a 1980s era David Hasselhoff giving a thumbs up. But it was the ring of…

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Good Manners Mean Good Business

There was a television commercial for a personal injury firm where one of the actors gave the following testimonial: “They weren’t just lawyers. They were human beings.” All lawyer jokes aside, let’s safely presume that lawyers and human beings are not two distinct species. What the ad really highlights is the issue of “bedside manners.” So how well-mannered are you with your clients? Are you human—or humane? What would your best or worst client have to say about that? As the oft-used expression goes, people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. That applies to your…

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6 Simple Steps to Acquire Probate

What is probate? Have you ever thought what happens to the assets of a person when he or she dies? The answer is simple - his/her property is probated and the will is vested in the trustee. You might be asking, what is probate. Probate is the transferring of person's possession after they die. Part of this legal process is verifying whether the will of the deceased person is genuine or not. Probate judges the validity of asseveration and demands made against the property done by the inheritors and beneficiaries. It involves distributing the possession and property in the trustee.…

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Innovation in the Law

Dear Readers- I hope that your October is off to a great start. Over the past year or two, we have been hearing more and more about innovation. While it is most often in the context of technology and medicine, we have no choice but to acknowledge its importance in all aspects of the legal profession - from the way in which our law schools teach their students, to the way law firms train their associates, and how they package and deliver services to clients. We as lawyers have a lot to learn from the engineers and scientists among us. In March…

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Women Leading Change: 3 Lessons on Leadership and Social Justice

 A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. John Maxwell An effective leader guides others on the path to change and growth. The result of their efforts is the type of transformation which occurs both internally (as new leaders discover their leadership potential) and externally (as community members organize and engage in policy reform efforts).  Bonnie Allen exercises leadership by focusing on the implementation of ideas and strategies for the furtherance of social change. She works in partnership with members of the Mississippi Center for Justice (“MCJ”) to implement an integrative problem solving…

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Bar Exam Supplemental Study Materials

“How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.” - G.K. Chesterton Do not put too much weight on a bar prep program’s pass lists.  The pass lists are misleading because most bar examinees are not loyal to use only one bar prep resource.  The reason for why a person passes may be because of another resource the person used at the same time.   It is not recommended to use only one resource.  Each resource is limited by the experience and knowledge of the author.  Use several resources to learn the tips of…

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Specific Intent Crimes

Specific Intent Crimes “EA CL1FF BARS” 1. Embezzlement-intent to defraud 2. Attempt-intent to complete the crime 3. Conspiracy-intent to have the crime completed 4. Larceny-intent to permanently deprive the other of interest in property taken 5. 1st Degree Murder-premeditation 6. Forgery-intent to defraud 7. False Pretenses-intent to defraud 8. Burglary-intent to commit a felony in the dwelling 9. Assault-intent to commit a battery 10. Robbery-intent to permanently deprive the owner of interest in property taken 11. Solicitation-intent to have the person solicited commit the crime Engage a former California bar grader for California Bar Exam to help with memory techniques:…

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