And I thought law would be exciting...

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  1. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    Actually, it usually is. Because usually I'm doing criminal law, which is fun and interesting and exciting. However, we occasionally take civil cases and while some of it is interesting, much of it is mind-numbingly awful. o_O

    Today I am finalizing four Motions to Compel. Motions to Compel, for those who don't know, require a Separate Statement to accompany them, that lays out in nauseating detail all the obnoxious little nit-picky reasons you're filing this motion. :coffee:

    My separate statements run to approximately 120 pages each. :eek: Edited: Whoops. I mean 160 pages. :cry:

    Much of this is taken up by the same statements repeated ad nauseum because, along with all the other stupid requirements of civil law, you have to lay out your argument for each individual request the other party did not respond to, and in this case, there were 22 of them. :confused:

    And, since we are short on administrative staff right now, I am painstakingly going through each of these behemoths, proofreading for punctuation errors, spacing errors, phrasing errors, etc. :sleep:

    I'm still on the first one. On page 115. :bawling:
     
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    froglander Senior Member

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    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    Ugh, I feel for you. That makes my eyes squint and head hurt just thinking about it. Lots and lots of coffee.
     
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    Bakkir Senior Member

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    I did co-op in highschool at a law office (divorce lawyer). I decided it wasn't for me. The paperwork had to be typed on a typewriter with zero errors. Back before computers were being widely used. It took hours and I hated it.
     
  5. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    That indeed sounds like an exciting party... ;) (not!)
     
  6. Dona Worry

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    Don't, um, ummmm. . .
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    I'm not at the barn. I had to make do with what I had on my phone .
     
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  7. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    :rofl:

    These are great! Cows make everything better. :)
     
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  8. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    True story. I gave up coffee and didn't touch it for about 15 years. Until I went to law school. Now it's coffee every day, all day. :p
     
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    Arem Senior Member

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    :faint:

    Can I borrow some of your patience and sit still ability? I have to keep moving moving moving, and generally I like that, but sometimes it would be nice to have a sit down job. Sometimes.

    So, yeah. I do not envy you. I *could* almost worship you, though. I would run from the building screaming, with every nerve shattered, BEFORE I got to page 115.

    So you are awesome.:bow:
     
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    I would never make it. Never.
     
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