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Abagadro
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on: February 24, 2005, 10:09:21 AM

I was named as one of Utah's "Legal Elite" this year by Utah Business Magazine based upon a survey of the entire Utah Bar.  I am apparently one of the top corporate litigators in the state.

I have two reactions to this:

1)  Say wha?

2)  LOL, because I just quit the profession.

I really have no idea how this came about. Perhaps I was grief titled by people who know I left the job. Anyways, you are now in the presence of one of the best lawyers in Utah. To paraphrase CWIII, this is equivalent to being the finest balerina in all of Ohio.



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Reply #1 on: February 24, 2005, 10:12:53 AM

You still suck AbFab  :-D

Except at poker, you seem l337er than me there.

Grats!

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Reply #2 on: February 24, 2005, 10:23:08 AM

Congrats for becoming an uber lawyer!  Yay for leaving the profession!

You just win and win and win....

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Reply #3 on: February 24, 2005, 10:28:20 AM

What's funny is that after hearing your reason for leaving the profession, I have discovered exactly what you said seems to be true....and it only took me 4 hours of contract work on a deposition defense to find it out.

Back into the hallowed halls of academia with me! 

Maybe someday I can be the "privacy authority," shortly after taking a job with Choicepoint.  But that would involve me turning to evil.  Nothing to see here, move along.

I traded in my fun blog for several legal blogs. Or, "blawgs," as the cutesy attorney blawgosphere likes to call 'em.
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Reply #4 on: February 24, 2005, 02:21:22 PM

So Abagadro is one of those lawyer types who secretly works for the Mormons and makes sure anyone who objects to their religious influence gets run out of the state?

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Reply #5 on: February 24, 2005, 02:24:23 PM

So Abagadro is one of those lawyer types who secretly works for the Mormons and makes sure anyone who objects to their religious influence gets run out of the state?

Bruce


Silly man, Mormons don't play poker.

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Reply #6 on: February 24, 2005, 02:30:06 PM

Congratulations mate.

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Reply #7 on: February 24, 2005, 02:34:24 PM

Silly man, Mormons don't play poker.

I think only when it is for real money.  And anyway it doesn't seem to be as big a sin as smoking or drinking.

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Reply #8 on: February 24, 2005, 04:10:17 PM

Hmm...not sure whether to congradulate ya for the title, or despise ya...

Oh well, nice going regardless.

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Reply #9 on: February 24, 2005, 08:58:09 PM

My initial reaction...CONGRATZ....SORTA!!!

My secondary reaction...your title of "foozle" should now be changed to "finest ballerina in all of Ohio"  :mrgreen:

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Reply #10 on: February 24, 2005, 11:44:27 PM

What was your reason for leaving, I missed it. Are you doing law of another form, or something else entirely?

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Reply #11 on: February 25, 2005, 10:24:25 AM

My initial reaction...CONGRATZ....SORTA!!!

My secondary reaction...your title of "foozle" should now be changed to "finest ballerina in all of Ohio"  :mrgreen:

Seconded

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Reply #12 on: February 25, 2005, 11:22:18 AM

What's funny is that after hearing your reason for leaving the profession, I have discovered exactly what you said seems to be true....and it only took me 4 hours of contract work on a deposition defense to find it out.

Back into the hallowed halls of academia with me!

Wow, I think that is a record.

Did I see somewhere that you were getting am LL.M.? What are you planning to do with that when you get done?

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What was your reason for leaving, I missed it. Are you doing law of another form, or something else entirely?

They were numerous. I just hated the job on many levels including dealing with asshole clients, dealing with asshole attorneys, dealing with asshole partners, dealing with asshole judges, etc. etc.

I'm working part-time doing mostly writing with my old firm as an independent contractor and am in a Ph.D. program for Poli-Sci.

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Reply #13 on: February 25, 2005, 02:29:24 PM

u:

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Reply #14 on: February 27, 2005, 07:03:34 AM

What's funny is that after hearing your reason for leaving the profession, I have discovered exactly what you said seems to be true....and it only took me 4 hours of contract work on a deposition defense to find it out.

Back into the hallowed halls of academia with me!

Wow, I think that is a record.

Did I see somewhere that you were getting am LL.M.? What are you planning to do with that when you get done?

Heh, well it was an ugly as hell divorce case...I had no idea how train-wreck bad until the thing started. 

Getting the LL.M. in IT & Privacy Law, hoping to xfer out of my current school to UW in Seattle at some point.  The goal would be to do policy work/consulting or get a gig with the EFF/EPIC/CDT, etc.  Ultimately...professor track. 

Right now I'm workin on building up my CV (should have a new journal article coming out this spring.)  And I'm doing buyer closings for res. real estate on the side.  Buyer closings are at least not as sucky as ugly doubleplus ungood dep defenses.

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Reply #15 on: February 27, 2005, 10:02:57 AM

In all of the confusion, I forgot to say congrats for being the best at something that you no longer do.   rolleyes

Seriously, though, that is an honor.  Your hourly rate just went up.   :-D

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Reply #16 on: February 27, 2005, 11:15:37 AM

CmdrSlack:  That sounds like an interesting combo of issues. Good luck on the transfer.

Nazrat:  Thanks man (and to all others as well) . Hopefully my propects of getting gunned down outside a courthouse have gone down as well. That whole story give me the heebie-jeebies because you just know it has crossed the minds of so many people comming out of there after getting hosed in one way or another.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

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Reply #17 on: February 28, 2005, 07:48:34 PM

CmdrSlack: That sounds like an interesting combo of issues. Good luck on the transfer.

Heh in class right now discussing the bnetD lawsuit.  I just got to explain the phrase "catassing" to a bunch of people who think the online game industry is outlandish and stuff.  They also find /pizza to be quite amusing.

I traded in my fun blog for several legal blogs. Or, "blawgs," as the cutesy attorney blawgosphere likes to call 'em.
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Reply #18 on: February 28, 2005, 08:36:06 PM

Heh.  Nice.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

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Reply #19 on: February 28, 2005, 11:20:42 PM

Yes the people in my office got a hold of the /pizza story as well. I got to send them the comic that was posted in the den for a good laugh. They think I'm nuts anyway.

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Reply #20 on: March 01, 2005, 11:33:13 AM

Yes the people in my office got a hold of the /pizza story as well. I got to send them the comic that was posted in the den for a good laugh. They think I'm nuts anyway.

Hehe, these people all think I'm nuts too, but since the game industry is more than fair game for discussion about cyberlaw and privacy issues, I'm a crazy academic.

Which is hopefully somehow better.

Hell, I'm working on a thesis right now about my spin on the "laws of virtual worlds."  Then I have to explain and defend it to my class.  Expect them to hear the phrase "+5 sword of foozle slaying" at least once.

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Reply #21 on: March 01, 2005, 11:49:30 AM

Make sure to include "Mangina," "Catass," and "fucktard."

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Reply #22 on: March 01, 2005, 11:53:21 AM

There is something to be said about living an academic lifestyle.  It's a trade off.  You might have a smaller paycheque but it's made up for with oodles of mental stimulation.  I have a good friend who is probably the best programmer I've ever met.  In fact, he was the Perl Pumpkin for ages.  (I don't think anyone is now because it's being rewritten, innit?)  He's done amazing work but what he really wants is an academic lifestyle.  As interesting as it might be to search for that elusive perfect algorithim, he dreams about living in Cambridge and chatting to people for a living.  There's just no money in it and he needs to keep up the payments on his supercar.  I have no doubt, however, that someday he'll be as rich as he can get and retire to a life of drinking merlot and discussing obscure languages.  He also has a lovely singing voice and you know how those academic types enjoy their artsy fartsy 3-piece combos.

He's single and gay if anyone is interested.   smiley

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Reply #23 on: March 01, 2005, 11:58:56 AM

life of drinking merlot and discussing obscure languages.

Real academics don't drink Merlot.

Pinot Noir baby, Pinot Noir.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

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Reply #24 on: March 01, 2005, 12:12:34 PM

Ok, I believe you since I can't even remember the last time I had a drink of anything stronger than Fiji water.

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Reply #25 on: March 01, 2005, 12:37:16 PM

life of drinking merlot and discussing obscure languages. 

Real academics don't drink Merlot.

Pinot Noir baby, Pinot Noir.

That's for lawyers and trust fund babies. Napa Valley Cabernet is the bee's knees.

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Reply #26 on: March 01, 2005, 01:01:42 PM

I have no doubt, however, that someday he'll be as rich as he can get and retire to a life of drinking merlot and discussing obscure languages.  He also has a lovely singing voice and you know how those academic types enjoy their artsy fartsy 3-piece combos.

He's single and gay if anyone is interested. smiley


Hmmmmm .... rich, you say?

How rich?

And how gay?

Um, never mind.
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Reply #27 on: March 01, 2005, 01:45:45 PM

His father invested for him and he's been a millionaire off and on... mostly on.  How gay?  Did I mention he's Dutch?

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Reply #28 on: March 01, 2005, 02:09:44 PM

His father invested for him and he's been a millionaire off and on... mostly on.  How gay?  Did I mention he's Dutch?

So, gayer than the San Francisco all-male review.

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Reply #29 on: March 01, 2005, 03:55:26 PM

I don't know the levels of gayness.  I don't frequent gay establishments, you rent boy you.

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