Pay Your Student Loans – Or Else

So I guess the Department of Education has their own SWAT Teams now? They can issue their own search warrants and subpoenas? The U.S. Department of Education issued the search and called in S.W.A.T for his wife’s defaulted student loans. ...

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Quality Work Doesn’t Mean Quality Service

Consider the following scenario: You have had your car repaired at a new local garage. A week or two later, your neighbor, curious about whether she should also use this new garage asks, “Did the fix the car?” “I think so,” you ...

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When Strong Passwords Don’t Matter

Someone, most likely Congressman Anthony Weiner, sent out a picture of a man’s genitalia to the wide world of Twitter. It has resulted in an explosion of coverage in the US media in the past few days. Congressman Weiner’s response to the ...

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Scrubbing Toilets and Washing Mats

Something Mike said over at Crime & Federalism resonated with me. From the post, The Prison is Your Mind: Partial Objects asks: Could you live in an 81 squre foot home? My first semester in law school, I lived in a ...

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Negotiation 101: The First Steps

One of the reasons Americans loved Saturn cars was the “no-haggle” policy — which, to an Indian, is code for “let’s charge these suckers more because they’re afraid of negotiating.” – Ramit Sethi Lawyers do not have the option of being ...

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Tips on Writing From the Supreme Court of the United States

The BLT has news that legal writing guru Bryan Garner (editor in chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, author of Dictionary of Modern American Usage, co-author of Making Your Case, etc) has just released the transcripts of his interviews with the Justices of SCOTUS. They ...

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Do Everything Like You Give a Damn

Sure there is Expedia, Orbitz, and the like but in seemingly no time a new travel site has come along and become the darling of travel nerds: Hipmunk It introduced a really great interface for searching for flights and hotel ...

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Personal Strategic Planning for New Associates

What, precisely, is that is going to make you special (or even more special) in the marketplace over the next few years? Would you like to develop a specialized expertise in a particular technical area, in certain types of transaction, ...

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