Saturday, July 29, 2006

I'm going to New Orleans to Volunteer on Monday. It'll probably take me a week to get down there. Post Katrina events have created a big need for legal help and since I'm not really doing anything until I get my bar results I'm going down.
The group I'm working with have advisories of what to bring down for hurricane season. The house I'm going to be staying at is a couple blocks from the river. My plan is to get my ass to Texas.
It'll be interesting to see "compassionate conservatism" up close. I haven't been to New Orleans in about ten years and can't really remember much of it so I won't be able to say how it's changed. I'm very curious to see how it is, the dynamics of local politics, who's making money off the hurricane and how the city is changing.
If you know of anything cool to do in New Orleans let me know. I just want to get some grits.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

I finished the bar yesterday. I went out and got rip roarin' drunk and had a good time in general. The test wasn't actually that bad. When your "entire future" depends on what you write on three essays an hour and half can fly by. It was the shortest ten hours of my life.
It was in a big hotel meeting room. There were about 400 people in my room. The air conditioning was cranked up. That was kind of nice because Portland had been in kind of a heat wave last weekend. I felt sorry for the girl who wore the tank top and short denim skirt. Her lips were blue when she left.
People were a little more collected than I thought they would be. Only one cell phone went off and that was in the other room. My computer didn't crash or do anything weird and I'm pretty sure I passed. The standard for passing the bar is "minimal competency". I'm not really shooting for the stars when I hope I passed.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

They told us at Barbri that you can't cram a cram course. I say cram it up your cram hole. I bet you I can learn federal income tax on the ride to the exam this morning.
They said if you don't know it the day before the bar exam you're not going to know it for the bar exam. Well I just learned me some Wills and Trusts and Administrative law.
I'm a cowboy. I'll climb onto anything with a saddle and ride it straight out the gate.
I also can't sleep. I figure the best way to go into this exam will be to get ripped up on coffee and just jitter the whole time.
In case I totally blank I have a back up plan. I've made up my own tort, the intentional tort of being all up in my grill, and if I don't know the rule of law I'll make up my own legal doctrine using Pig Latin. The Doctrine of Ellhay Ifay Iay Owknay.
Hopefully I'll be back this evening and in a posting mood. Good luck to everyone else. I don't need it, I just learned secured trans.

Friday, July 07, 2006

I was talking to a friend, a very attractive and single friend, and she was telling me about some problem she had with traffic ticket years ago. I jumped up thinking, "This is my chance. I can help her with this and win her gratitude!"
So I tell her I can't do anything about it right now but after the bar when I get my license I would be more than happy to help her out with this little problem. She was thrilled. "Really, you'd do that?", she said.
I told her I would and as I took stock of the situation I realized by helping her out she would become a client. Then all the rules of professional responsibility would kick in and I wouldn't be allowed to have a relationship with her for a while.
Stupid ethics rules. What good is a J.D. if you can't use it to pick up chicks?