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Where Do Lawyers Prefer To Meet With Clients?

A few weeks ago I asked lawyers how they preferred to communicate with their clients. The overwhelming response was email. Which completely makes sense. It’s asynchronous, provides a written record, and can include attachments. But sometimes you do need to meet with clients face-to-face. The vast majority of the time I’ve met clients in my […] The post Where Do Lawyers Prefer To Meet With Clients? appeared first on Associate's Mind... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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The UBE, from sea to shining Tennessee

The moment #UBEWatch has been waiting for has arrived (well, one of them anyway). The Uniform Bar Exam now stretches from coast to coast! And we have Tennessee to thank for it. Today, Tennessee volunteered its entry as the 29th state accepting the UBE. That connects North Carolina and Missouri – which means you can drive from Seattle in the west all the way to Stumpy Point, N.C. and never leave the Uniform Bar Exam zone. It’s good news for test takers, even if Tennessee doesn’t start until the administration of the February 2019 exams. Unless you just got your February 2018 bar exam results, in which case … congratulations? Here’s part of the release: The change comes after the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners filed a petition with the Supreme Court to adopt the change and a public comment period. The comments received by the Court were overwhelmingly supportive of the change. The UBE allows the Court to adapt to changing times while….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Improving Your Writing In One Step

Unfortunately, most lawyers are lousy writers. That might seem counter-intuitive – the primary form of communication and work between lawyers is writing. But surveys and experts agree – lawyers just aren’t that good at it. And polishing and honing writings skills is fairly low on the list of priorities for lawyers (especially since they believe they are […] The post Improving Your Writing In One Step appeared first on Associate's Mind... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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#The2Llife: Quick Exam Tip

#The2Llife Quick Exam Tip GUEST BLOG Courtney Boykin, 2L at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law                …striving for perfection can be more stressful than the exam itself. I’m about a week from the end of the semester, which means I’m about two weeks from my first exam of the season. I can’t believe it’s already time. I scrolled through Reddit earlier this week and someone posted a question soliciting advice for 1Ls taking exams. I’ve already written about the necessity, or lack thereof, of outlines, charts, and flashcards. However, one of the most helpful pieces of advice that I wish I would’ve gotten during my first law school exams is this: “Don’t strive for A’s. Just do your best.” So, I understand that we’re law students and we long to be at the top of our classes. I also understand that that piece of advice seems a bit….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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#The1Llife: The Housing Situation

#The1Llife The Housing Situation GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 1L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School                The benefits of staying in the same area is the ability to remain in your current apartment – saving you the stress of moving, apartment searching, and all those “wonderful” things. Finding an apartment is never fun, but what about during the summer? If you’re lucky your school will be located in your dream city and you can simply sign a one year lease, renew and say goodbye to the housing stress. However, if you’re like the vast majority of us law students then you may be debating what to do summer wise. Based on my experience, and the experience of my colleagues, you have a few options in this regard. Elect to stay in the city where your school is situated. This may not be an option for everyone, according to how small the market is – but if you’re in a decent sized market….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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