Category Archives: Stuff you can use

Legal Skills- thoughts

When I first saw this I was not sure I wanted to post it. Did not want anyone to think that we were promoting a “love it or leave the profession” point of view but after more thought I realized that this list of skills could also serve as a reminder of what you need to highlight in your resume!!!  and maybe how your pro bono activities could help fill these gaps! So here goes..Legal Skills You Can Use in Any Job

.https://www.thebalancecareers.com/legal-skills-in-job-2164378

Placing blame where it belongs…

The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney convicted of conspiracy to commit immigration fraud.

From the recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board

During his allocution, respondent admitted that, while working on asylum applications in Manhattan, New York, from 2008 through December 2012, he came to believe with a “high probability” that the applications were “false.” Despite that belief, respondent did not investigate the truth or falsity of the applications, and continued to work on them. He admitted  that he worked in concert with others at his law firm and that some of the “false” applications were submitted to the immigration court.

He was sentenced to a 24-month prison term.

In the disciplinary case, he placed the blame on his being manipulated by his “young, attractive office staff.”

Without success

The breadth and depth of the fraud that respondent perpetrated against the United States government, along with his refusal to take responsibility therefor, beyond entering a guilty plea to the crime, lead us to only one conclusion: respondent should be disbarred.

He also has been disbarred in New York.

To text or not to text

You can’t help yourself, your fingers itch to send a text!  Might want to review some text etiquette from an expert. Check out this blog post: http://www.businesswritingblog.com

I am especially annoyed by the text telling me you have arrived at the restaurant and I am in my car on the way!  If I could safely respond it would be ” duh”  or ” I would hope so”

Think before you text and once you are a lawyer, think twice

Help Wanted: Students Demand Action from Apple

You may wonder ( and scratch your head) what a group of computer science students at Stanford demand of Apple!  They want the company to make it harder for people to get addicted to texting! Yup, you read that correctly. Stanford Students Against Addictive Devices (SSAAD) want Apple to prevent them from their behavior.  Who is next? Jack Daniel’s? The SC Lottery?  Maybe there is more to the title of their organization than they think? Sad! Don’t believe me, read more here Jhttp://bit.ly/2tsaccJ

 

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