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Stuff you can use… Real Bad Habits Learned in Law School

From the blog Above the Law comes this great reminder of bad habits “learned” in law school. Things like:

  • ‘reading’ cases but not taking the time to re-read if necessary;
  • relying on someone else’s outline
  • not balancing your life and school
  • Procrastination- a bad habit that can be disastrous in practice
  • Not learning from your mistakes
  • Not realizing how much law school can change you

Don’t panic, there is still time to break those bad habits.

Read the full article hereThe Real Bad Habits of Law Students

A client who really, really, really…

does not like his ex-wife or her lawyer!  Request for “trial by combat” DENIED.

SC Law on the subject!

2012 South Carolina Code of Laws Title 16 – Crimes and Offenses
Section 16-3-420 – Carrying or delivering challenge; serving as second.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 16-3-420 (2012)

Whoever shall (a) willingly or knowingly carry or deliver any such challenge in writing or verbally deliver any message intended as, or purporting to be, such a challenge, (b) be present at the fighting of any duel as a second or (c) aid or give countenance thereto shall, for every such offense, on conviction thereof, be forever disabled from holding any office of honor or trust in this State and shall be imprisoned in the Penitentiary for a term not exceeding two years, at the discretion of the court, and shall be fined in a sum not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 16-62; 1952 Code Section 16-62; 1942 Code Section 1118; 1932 Code Section 1118; Cr. C. ’22 Section 16; Cr. C. ’12 Section 154; Cr. C. ’02 Section 126; G. S. 2469; R. S. 126; 1880 (17) 502.

How do you answer ‘The Tell Me About Yourself” Question…

As interview season starts to kick in to high gear. Here are some reminders and success tips.

“Tell me about yourself” may seem like an easy job interview question that your whole life has prepared you to answer, but the open-ended nature of this question leaves job seekers stumped on where to start. Does an interviewer actually want to know about your entire employment history and personal life?

This common question is actually a critical test of a job candidate’s communication skills, so you don’t want to wing it or screw it up. The good news is that if you can pitch the story of your career, it can help prepare you for any question that follows. “It’s at the heart of the entire interview,” said Judith Humphrey, founder of the Canadian communications firm The Humphrey Group. “What you’re really doing is you’re pitching yourself as an ideal candidate for that position.” Read more:Tell me about yourself