April 11th, 2009
Dear community, I want to present you my new web site about attorneys.
It would be nice if you tell you propositions how to do this resource more user-friendly.
July 15th, 2006
|blond_legalchic||01:13 pm - Piles to review, Billable Hours, musical cubbies, OH MY!|
Tee hee hee...I knew that *subject* line would get your attention! :-)
Good morning all! I know, pathetic...1:15 pm..."good morning??"
Am I the only who got up this morning (afternoon) and pulled out the 1/2 filled pot of coffee from yesterday (or Thursday??), smelled it, held it to the light, decided it was "ok", poured in a cup and nuked it as a "reheat beverage" on the microwave?
Ah, yes! This is freeing...
I have heard so much (via the media hooplah) about this "blogging" thing and decided to try it out...
I like the idea of being anonymous...totally (well in my little blonde mind, anyway)...
First a little on what brought me here (to blogging, in general), what peeked my interest:
I had heard about this new "phenomina" (pardon my spelling I am dyslexic and so lazy as anonymous that I don't care to look up every fing word that I misspell, seeing as you are not paying me by the hour for my spelling...should be ok, right?)
Anywho -- I had seen on Sunday Morning show or one of those media outlet's show that "you too" can sit around in your PJ's and talk about "whatever" and people will read it or they won't. Last evening on another nightly "news magazine" show, I saw consumers, "firing back" at big business using blogs...ah our First Amendment Right at work..I *love* it! Now, *this* really peeked my interest! I recall the mental note to add on my "mental things to do list: check out this blogging thing" and the background noise of find something of interest so you will really enjoy it!
I also have a friend in VA who is an old Attorney friend from the old law school days at G'Town, (he now works for a, or "the" mammoth software company from the other Washington. The smart ones do seem to fall away from the legal work when they find how gruelling it can really be), "gruelling?" ah ah now, remember not paying me for spelling...
Anyhow, he is *supposed* to be "helping" me with my legal website, which is currently "parked" because I have no idea how to create a website (I have a class starting next month). This friend told me a few months ago that I needed to start "blogging" on my website in order to get hits, and blah, blah, blah,...Anywho -- It is a legal website which I am starting in order to advocate legal help for others, for "the common man" (ok, no booo's from the temp attorney's, their may be a niche for you too on the "main page"), there will be a consumer targeted page for the common man (such as this poster requesting "what a demand letter *might* look like" and then, the main page will be for my "livelihood" working as a temp/contractor for Attorney's in lovely Florida...while attending Law School...*joy*...
Last night, as I lay starting at the ceiling in an attempt to fall asleep, I had the *gut* feeling that today would be the day that I would *post* for the first time on a blog...As I gently fell asleep, I do recall visions of various journal subjects dancing in my head...however, the fear still remained...there are so many reasons to *not* start this "blogging" thing, yea, besides being the procrastinator that I am, here is the top ten list:
1. The G'Town Law School, now computer geek guy always warned me of the internet comments coming back to haunt me...they are "archived" somewhere in cyber space.
2. I have a current case going on, personally, right now (I am the Plaintiff, no worries, blonde but not a *total* idiot), I do have an attorney, not representing myself. But we are gearing up with discovery due, rog's, depo's, etc...weird being in the other end of these dmn lawsuits...anyway, all I will say about #2.
3. I am a strange one...as if you hadn't figured that one out...lol...here are my labels: "Recovering Alcoholic" (15+ years, *before* it was vogue), "Recovering Drug Addict and Alcoholic" (Again, same amount of time, 15+ years, blonde but not an idiot, I don't "distinguish" between the two, has keep me alive many more years that way, because *I* know who I am :-), Bi-Polar 10+ years and on minimal meds. for it, turns out I am "mild" and "highly functioning"), Dyslexic (as I mentioned earlier, diagnosed 15+ years ago), ADHD (diagnosed 15+ years ago), have "Seizure Disorder" (as of 5+ years ago)...anyway, you get the picture, I am labeled out...so I want to remain "anonymous" due to the labels of society...perhaps, I will show the "cyber world" how "normal" someone with all those labels can be...or perhaps I am too optimistic on that one :-)
4. I currently work as a contractor for a media outfit (don't hold it against me), not good to be public about thoughts, ideas, feelings.
5. I currently am an "officer" of the court's, not good to be public about thoughts, ideas, feelings, etc.
6. I plan to go into politics (I know, now your runnin scared, or maybe *expected* that?)
7. I am in the midst of applying for Grad school.
8. I am a writer, shouldn't I save these thoughts, ideas and feelings for my book and get *paid* for the time (ok, that is more ego than anything else.
9. I am in a current relationship that I feel I need to invest "time" into...won't be doing that if I am engrossed in "blogging."
10. I tend to isolate from living by going deep into the recesses of cyberspace, is that healthy?? I consider it a "hobby", is that rationalizing?
Well, I am sure you'd agree that those are some very good reasons *not* to be here blogging.
But, ironically, this morning (afternoon) I woke up, put on my bathing suit (I'm in florida, the "Sunshine State") and slathered on my fake tanner (I swear it makes me look thinner and healther), anyway...I check my e-mail to see what craziness is going on my current case that I am working on for a client that is heating up and getting juicy as I write and I had recieved a message from a person whose e-mail ended in "@livejounal.com"...I thought...hmmmm...curiousity killed the cat, got the best of me, I *had* to check this out!!!
I searched the "livejournal" site, drab dag it!!! I need to "register" first...UGHHH!
I came across this live journal "legaltempdaily" and read a few of the temp stories out of Washington...it took me back to my earlier college years around 1995 (yes, I think I am now *officially* considered a "Professional Student", no?) when I worked as a temp at a non-specified law firm on one of my most interesting cases to this day...part of it was the case but a larger part of it was the how mini-society of law clerk temps, attorney temps, legal support temps. The experience was *way* more interesting than that stupid current running show about the office.
When I read those posts I felt like I was back in Washington in that strange little world in 1995. I saw that the last posts that *really* had to do with temps in law firms was back in 2004??!! Please tell me you all didn't go and get jobs wiith bene's!!
I thought, this blog *needs* me, HA!
So, if you are still out there (esy through all of this dribble) I challenge you to fire this community back up along with me!
Current Location: Sitting in my home office "Computer Room"
Current Mood: weird
Current Music: Only the sound of the A/C
May 15th, 2006
|bowiechaser||05:54 pm - Newbie with a question|
Can anyone tell me what a good, legal "demand letter" for return or rental deposits would look like?
I'm in the first stage of a dispute with my former landlord, and need to send a demand letter before I head to small claims (scary thought).
(awesome Office Space pic on the profile, by the way)
March 26th, 2006
|sittingbymyself||02:47 pm - Question|
I'm not exactly sure if this would be the ideal community to post this question but I'm going to give it a try anyways and any help would be much appreciated.
Currently I am a third year and plan to go to law school but either before that or during I would like to try and obtain a law internship. Would you guys have any suggestions on what the best way to find and go about it would be? I also live on the west coast so I don't know if that would make a difference or anything. But thanks in advance if any of you guys have any advice.
July 8th, 2004
And in other news...
Anyone working near the FBI building want to bet on how long this project
I've got Saturday at 3pm.
|thoughtcr1me||09:39 pm - Right....|
Er, cancel that last post. Because...SO not going to happen.
Anyone know of any agencies with anything going on?
( Click here for a little sort-of-legal humorCollapse )
May 26th, 2004
jobs that don't allow headphones, no direct deposit
Circle I Limbo
working on weekends
Circle II Whirling in a Dark & Stormy Wind
Circle III Mud, Rain, Cold, Hail & Snow
Circle IV Rolling Weights
clients that won't cover expenses
Circle V Stuck in Mud, Mangled
working on holidays, Super!Temp!
Circle VI Buried for Eternity
case managers who tell you about Monday deadlines on Friday during lunch, clients that won't allow time-and-a-half OT
Circle VII Burning Sands
agencies that won't allow expenses, agencies that won't allow time-and-a-half OT
Circle IIX Immersed in Excrement
Circle IX Frozen in Ice
Design your own hell
Current Mood: bored
May 13th, 2004
|thoughtcr1me||12:25 pm - Ode to a Coffee Break, or Why Am I Not Still At Starbucks????|
Names have been changed to protect the innocent.
There are no innocents. So no names have actually been changed.
( Ode to a Coffee BreakCollapse )
*cross-posted at thoughtcr1me*
Current Mood: crazy
May 11th, 2004
|jjonesflavoraid||08:56 pm - Newbies|
So no one is posting on our little community. I can not understand why. I know there are many law temps. How do I know that? Because the newbies are flooding our building. Hundreds of them. I'm not kidding. H-U-N-D-R-E-D-S. Its like Brood X of the contract attorneys has emerged. Some of these people are just sad. You know the ones I'm talking about. The crazies. The lunatics. The Kooks. They're here. Just like the cicadas they bumble around the firm, leaving keys, cds, stuff everywhere. They're the ones that give the rest of us a bad name. Luckily, as I work in the subbasement, I'm somewhat immune. The parking garage is now perpetually full, and I await the firm-wide email regarding the dress code. I mean seriously. WE WORK IN AN Fing DOWNTOWN D.C. LAW FIRM!!!!! WHAT THE F ARE YOU WEARING? SHORTS, FLIP FLOPS, PAJAMAS, AND T-SHIRTS ARE UN-FING-ACCEPTABLE!!! You can see the firm personnel beginning to get nervous. They eye you suspiciously, wondering, is he a kook? Will he steal my stuff? Maybe I should lock my office door tonight. Ahhh, body shop projects, gotta love 'em.
On another note, our little document bunker had a bit of a flood on Friday. That was good times. Building personnel scurrying too and fro; the firm facilities manager, frowning yet surprisingly cool, simply . . . offered us life jackets. Ah TempTown.
May 3rd, 2004
|thoughtcr1me||11:12 pm - ICONS!|
Okay, here's the deal.
These icons are free to whoever wants them, but I don't have the bandwidth to allow hotlinking. So here's how it works, for people with LJ accounts. (free accounts get 3 icons)
1. right-click and save to your PC
2. go to your userinfo page
3. click Manage/User Pics
4. upload the icon with the form at the bottom of the page
5. repeat with other icons, if necessary.
( click here to see iconsCollapse )
Current Mood: creative