Haveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 625 times:
I've just started at Northwestern Law, on the same day that Boeing moved into Chicago offices....
I'm originally from Philadelphia, and have worked in aviation while working in the Mayor's Office of Transportation in Philly...
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 608 times:
Personal Injury here (no ambulances...just large industrial accidents..mostly shipping). Have handled about half a dozen airline claims for negligent death. Junior Partner in a medium sized firm with offices in Houston, New York, London, Singapore. I work out of Houston--travel to London, and S'pore.
My first choice was entertainment law which wasn't all that popular when I was in school. Regret that now!
Tons of bucks to be made in PI. Can be interesting too.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 38 Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 599 times:
A lawyer opened the door of his BMW, when suddenly a car came along and hit the door, ripping it off completely. When the police
arrived at the scene, the lawyer was complaining bitterly about the damage to his precious BMW.
"Officer, look what they've done to my Beeeemer!!!", he whined.
"You lawyers are so materialistic, you make me sick!!!" retorted the officer, "You're so worried about your stupid BMW, that you didn't
even notice that your left arm was ripped off!!!"
"Oh my gaaad....", replied the lawyer, finally noticing the bloody left shoulder where his arm once was, "Where's my Rolex???!!!!!"
OK, before you flame me, I´m allowed to do so, I´m going to be one myself, and pretty soon I hope: I´m currently in the process of graduating from a law school in Germany.
I tried what I could to specialise on aviation law, but there´s not much on offer concerning courses or term papers. Did some practical stages and wrote one or two papers on that field.
Come on guys, there must be more than four of us. Get out of your holes!
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29350 posts, RR: 62 Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 594 times:
A doctor was having a cocktail party at his house with several of his rich to do friends.
Anyway a group of guests begin discussing unusual pets that they have had. The doctor overhearing the conversations mention that he has pet sharks that he raises in his swimming pool. When the guests don't believe him he takes them out to the pool and sure enough there are about a half dozen sharks in the swimming pool swimming around.
One of the ladies at the party asks if they are bloodthisty just like the killer sharks she has seen on the news and in movies like Jaws.
The doctor tells her that they are and to prove the point he goes into the house and comes out with a couple of steaks that where in the refridgerator. He throws them into the pool and the sharks immediatly go into a feeding frenzy fighting over the meat.
One of the other guests seeing tells the doctor that he isn't impressed and bets him that he can swimm from one end of the pool to the other without getting bit. The doctor who is put off by this man claiming that his bloodthirsty sharks won't bite him takes the bet.
So this guest takes off his dinner jacket and shoes and dives in. He pops to the surface and swims to the other end of the pool, he then backstrokes back to where the rest of the dinner party are staring at him with open mouths. He gets out without the sharks even noticing him or threating him in anyway.
The doctor is flabergasted, "My sharks should have torn you to shreads! How did you manage to make it? They didn't even pay attention to you!They didn't get mad or anything!"
The man looks at him, "It is just professional courtesy. I am a lawyer."
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 589 times:
I learned a long time ago from a senior partner..there is nothing wrong with being a tough lawyer! Your anecdote was some ring of truth.
My lawyer buds are a great bunch--intelligent, motivated, and fun to hang with (both the girls and the guys..).
Not everyone can be a successful attorney. The good law schools accept the best and the brightest.
Most folks who feel it necessary to demean the profession have either never had a need to have their rights protected---or are typically your jealous blue collar worker (and all, we do drive BMW's, wear Rolexes, and can make a ton of money early in life....).
My best advice is to practice law in a field that interests you (ie. aviation, consumer protection, personal injury, malpractice, criminal...).
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5091 posts, RR: 28 Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 575 times:
Strictly business, main focus is construction industry (commercial, not residential). I'll not likely get rich like Greg (and he loves to have PI claims with venue in Jefferson County, I bet!), but I'm always busy, and I am privileged to represent some damned fine people, in a very honorable and interesting industry.
Everyone jokes about lawyers... 'til they need one!
Did actually take an elective in law school called, "Aviation Litigation," very interesting and taught by a fine trial lawyer who was a pilot, as well.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29350 posts, RR: 62 Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 571 times:
After successfully passing the bar exam, a young man opened his own law office. One day he was sitting idle at his desk when his secretary announced that a Mr. Jones had arrived to see him.
"Show him right in!" the lawyer replied.
As Mr. Jones was being ushered in the lawyer had an idea. He quickly picked up the phone and shouted into it "...and you tell them that we won't accept less then fifty thousand dollars, and don't even call me until you agree to that amount!"
Slamming the phone down he stood up and greeted Mr. Jones, "Good morning, Mr. Jones, what can I do for you?"
"I'm from the telphone company," Mr. Jones replied. "I'm here to connect that phone."
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.