If curiosity is the name of the game, A Year in the Life will likely attract those interested in the daily occurrences of a public defender from the Midwest. This personal blog is authored Michelle Thomas of Garretson, South Dakota.
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Today the governor of Illinois signed a law abolishing the death penalty -- it was the best news I heard all day. When I was in law school I had a number of different internships, but by far my favorite was during the summer after my second year when I interned with the Capital Defender Office in...
Last night I had some dream that I was taking the CA bar exam, and that I had to answer some question having to do with third party beneficiaries. The bar exam was two weeks ago, there were no essay questions having anything to do with TPBs, and I'd really like my brain back now.A fellow blogger...
-- Now that the bar exam is done, my mind is racing with what to do next, and really I just want to sit back for a bit, wait for the results, and then put together a plan for what comes next. Mind racing is not good.-- I turn 40 in just 32 days...I'd make a list of 40 things to do before I turn...
Okay, it's rather uncouth to boast, but remember that female attorney who was juggling a full time career as a public defender with being a full time single mom, and yet was told she should be putting in more hours on nights and weekends, even if it meant hiring a babysitter to do so? Turns out...
For those searching the 'net for a recap of the actual bar exam essays themselves, this is my two cents. Tuesday morning the essays covered Wills, Con Law and Property. The Wills and Property questions were fairly straightforward. In the Wills question you had a will that was properly executed,...
It's amazing how quickly into the actual exam I started wondering *why* I was putting myself through this torture. Really, I'm already licensed in three states, do I really need a fourth license in a state wherein I don't even have a job prospect? But enough of that introspection.I was amazed at...
A few days ago I was thinking about the bar exams I've already taken, and the circumstances surrounding my life at those times. I'm almost sure it's a small miracle that I passed NY on the first try. While I was lucky enough to be able to quit my job and live off my bar loan while I took the bar...
I've spent the past three to four months getting my travel plans in place to ensure that I'm actually in California come Tuesday morning -- booked the hotel very early so I'd feel reassured that I'd have somewhere to rest my weary head after long days of bar examining, and booked my flight so that...
And actually, it's closer to nine days out by now. I'd like to say that I'm studying day in and day out, but somehow or other life gets in the way. I had a continued dispositional hearing at the end of this week (Thursday and part of Friday), and even though I knew what the outcome was likely to...
Bar exam in thirteen days, the thought of which now makes me want to vomit, repeatedly. And the hearing on the proposed surrogacy legislation is scheduled for Monday morning, which means I'll spend a good chunk of my day in the car, since it's three and a half hours from where I live. I spoke...