Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Arwen_Evenstar, Jun 3, 2002.
i need food since I've been here for a year, and it's made me hungry.
that's a long time without food.
One chocolate chip ice cream coming up...
Would you like that in a cone or dish, sir?
*puts three huge scoops on a (big) cone for WarmasterDan*
*Using Jedi speed steals the ice cream*
*trips LukeSkiewalker catches the cone and gives it to WarmasterDan*
*eats another gummi bear*
*hits luke with a hockey stick* my food.
LukeSkiewalker makes dexterity check and sucseeds. Uses move object to take icecream from Dan
LukeSkiewalker - do you play D&D?
Stop fighting over the icecream, you silly people. There's enough for all of you
No but I played SW b4 and I have a lot of friends who play D&D
The SW roleplaying game always looked so fun, but I don't know anyone who would play it with me. Hmph.
//Eats ice cream
Do you have cookies 'n' cream
"I can arrange that"
Ooo! That reminds me, I have ice cream in my freezer.
DJ what knid of law do you practice? I was looking at your profile and that's what made me ask.
DJ, you don't need it. send it to me.
too late, it's all gone.
I practice administrative law.
Basically that means that I work for a government agency and represent the Department when we bring charges that someone has violated the statutes we oversee.
Specifically, I work for the State of Illinois, the Department of Professional Regulation . So when a professional that we license does something wrong, I'm one of the lawyers that prosecutes the case.
Looooots of paperwork, due process and politics, but I like it.
That's sounds kind of interesting. I have considered going into law but I don't want to do Criminal or Injury so when ever I meet laywers I ask them what field so maybe I might get an idea.
My job suits my preferred work habits as well. I knew I didn't want to work for a private firm (billable hours are evil, plus I like to have a life), wanted to work for government, but didn't want to do crim work (crim prosecutors tend to be a little more high strung).
In my position we do some litigation, but not a ton, most of it is settlement work and I have some awesome attorneys that I can turn to for help. The benefits of working for the state is that you work 9(ish) to 5(ish), get 14 paid holidays, 10 vacation, 12 sick and 3 personal days a year. Down side is the pay, which is craptacular.
But I supplement by sewing costumes and/or clothes for friends/co-workers and hawking Mary Kay (yeah wholesale prices on makeup!)
Ironically, my little sister just moved to Chicago to start law school as well, although she has a drastically different degree, and she's got the personality to work in a big firm. Thus she will be rich and powerful, and I'll have all the silly costumes.
Well whatever suits you best. I couldn't ever see myslef working in a big firm either. One of my friends has recently started looking into copyright law. It sounds interesting. I think I would be best at area that is a lot of research and little litagation. It's not that I think I would be a poor litagator but I really enjoy research. Heck that's what I spend most of time on the internet doing. I get curious about something so I start searching for something. It's kinda of sad though. It's getting to point that my friends ask me to find stuff for them
That's okay though. I figure if people can spend 8 hours a day watching TV I can spend 8 hours a day on the net.
Figured I'd drop in and say hello to my fellow midwesterners. Always love the Cantinas.
Wow I killed this thread for a month!
Nice, haven't noticed this place before.
Oh...ICE CREAM! Cookies and Cream???
((levitates c&C icre cream into his waffle cone))