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Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby Baconbits » Mon May 01, 2017 5:19 pm

For me, I was curious about the ideas that created societal conceptions of "right and wrong."

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby MKC » Mon May 01, 2017 5:57 pm

Because construction didn't pay worth a shit to begin with, the market crashed, and I didn't want to be physically disabled at 50.

Also I wanted to go into employment law so I could help companies fire people.
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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby kellyfrost » Mon May 01, 2017 5:59 pm

I was really interested in insurance and insurance law.
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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby MKC » Mon May 01, 2017 6:00 pm

kellyfrost wrote:I was really interested in insurance and insurance law.


What's the best company to use for boat insurance?
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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby trebekismyhero » Mon May 01, 2017 6:06 pm

I had no idea how to do what I wanted without a grad degree and a lot of my friends and mentors went to law school and encouraged me to do it. Not the best reasons since being a lawyer wasn't necessarily one of them, but it turned out ok.

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby dabigchina » Mon May 01, 2017 6:08 pm

I liked working in tax but I disliked how little money tax accountants made.

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby jchiles » Mon May 01, 2017 6:09 pm

Baconbits wrote:For me, I was curious about the ideas that created societal conceptions of "right and wrong."


Did becoming a lawyer help you figure that out?

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby Bluem_11 » Mon May 01, 2017 6:41 pm

So I could become President. In the works.

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby jingosaur » Mon May 01, 2017 6:48 pm

I was working in consulting and my firm made me a software tester. I was about a year from getting fired for being too expensive and my work experience was too TTT to get into a good MBA program. Law school is my second chance at having a successful career.

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby kellyfrost » Mon May 01, 2017 6:53 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:I was really interested in insurance and insurance law.


What's the best company to use for boat insurance?


Depends on the kind of boat. A yacht, fishing boat, or just a regular recreational marine boat? Also, approximate value? Let me know and I can advise.
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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby Pokemon » Mon May 01, 2017 6:55 pm

I wanted to live that big law life, the money, the bottles, the models.

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby kellyfrost » Mon May 01, 2017 7:18 pm

Pokemon wrote:I wanted to live that big law life, the money, the bottles, the models.


If you had to choose just one, would you choose money, bottles, or models?
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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby sopranorleone » Mon May 01, 2017 7:29 pm

Because I can't sing or dance.

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon May 01, 2017 7:33 pm

Baconbits wrote:For me, I was curious about the ideas that created societal conceptions of "right and wrong."

Probably explains a lot of this. viewtopic.php?f=23&t=277293&p=9965165#p9965202

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby abogadesq » Mon May 01, 2017 7:51 pm

I didn't want to go to graduate school because I did not like any particular field enough to devote my life to it. I worked in a small business and noticed how attorneys were consulted for many different types of problems and giving advice. I guess the idea of counseling someone on a problem and the supposed prospect of working in multiple areas of law (and not having a passion for anything else that made money) got me to sign on.

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby dailygrind » Mon May 01, 2017 8:02 pm

I graduated with an econ degree during the second worst recession in American history, which was in large part caused by the failure of banks and other institutions that needed people with a degree in econ.

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby sublime » Mon May 01, 2017 9:00 pm

Working in kitchens and call centers paid like shit and I was pretty much locked into this or teaching with my ug degree.

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby illiniguy1551 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:40 pm

I got charged with a felony and bunch of misdemeanors in college and decided to be the one making those decisions instead of being a victim.

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby MKC » Mon May 01, 2017 10:43 pm

kellyfrost wrote:
Pokemon wrote:I wanted to live that big law life, the money, the bottles, the models.


If you had to choose just one, would you choose money, bottles, or models?


I realize this wasn't directed at me, but I'm pretty sure the money and bottles are just a means to get the models.

So models. The answer is models. If anyone here would pick being rich with good liquor over beautiful women, I don't know what the fuck is wrong with you.
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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby kellyfrost » Mon May 01, 2017 10:54 pm

kellyfrost wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:I was really interested in insurance and insurance law.


What's the best company to use for boat insurance?


Depends on the kind of boat. A yacht, fishing boat, or just a regular recreational marine boat? Also, approximate value? Let me know and I can advise.
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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby MKC » Mon May 01, 2017 10:56 pm

kellyfrost wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:I was really interested in insurance and insurance law.


What's the best company to use for boat insurance?


Depends on the kind of boat. A yacht, fishing boat, or just a regular recreational marine boat? Also, approximate value? Let me know and I can advise.


22' sailboat. Replacement value roughly $4,000. Top speed: 5 mph, maybe 7 if you catch the wind just right. Color: Hideous 1970s yellow. DGAF
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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

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MarkinKansasCity wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:I was really interested in insurance and insurance law.


What's the best company to use for boat insurance?


Depends on the kind of boat. A yacht, fishing boat, or just a regular recreational marine boat? Also, approximate value? Let me know and I can advise.


22' sailboat. Replacement value roughly $4,000. Top speed: 5 mph, maybe 7 if you catch the wind just right. Color: Hideous 1970s yellow. DGAF

May or may not have a big ole hole in the front. Owner may view boating while sober as an act against God

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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby MKC » Mon May 01, 2017 11:11 pm

Capitol_Idea wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:I was really interested in insurance and insurance law.


What's the best company to use for boat insurance?


Depends on the kind of boat. A yacht, fishing boat, or just a regular recreational marine boat? Also, approximate value? Let me know and I can advise.


22' sailboat. Replacement value roughly $4,000. Top speed: 5 mph, maybe 7 if you catch the wind just right. Color: Hideous 1970s yellow. DGAF

May or may not have a big ole hole in the front. Owner may view boating while sober as an act against God


Lt. Dan 11:22-11:33 wrote: And God sayeth unto him, "Sail into the storm, and imbibe strong liquor, and ye shall not perish," and Dan looked up at the mighty wrath of God and proclaimed "IS THAT ALL YOU GOT?" and God did not smite him, for verily Dan had followed his commandment.


No longer has a big ole hole in front. 22 layers of fiberglass and 1/2 gallon of epoxy later it's rock solid. Just needs sanded and painted now.
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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby kellyfrost » Mon May 01, 2017 11:18 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:I was really interested in insurance and insurance law.


What's the best company to use for boat insurance?


Depends on the kind of boat. A yacht, fishing boat, or just a regular recreational marine boat? Also, approximate value? Let me know and I can advise.


22' sailboat. Replacement value roughly $4,000. Top speed: 5 mph, maybe 7 if you catch the wind just right. Color: Hideous 1970s yellow. DGAF


Given that boat, I would recommend getting a quote from Traveler's Insurance Company. You will want to sign up for an actual cash value policy because being paid on the
depreciated value of the boat in the event of a loss is going to save you a lot of premium dollars versus the "agreed value" policy which is common for watercraft insurance. Traveler's also offers discounts of 5-10% if you take a boaters safety course.

There are several companies out there that deal with speciality watercraft or high end water craft, but those companies likely have no desire to underwrite a boat like you described.

I'm not knocking your boat at all. That's awesome you have a boat and I hope you booze your ass off on it, I know I would.
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Re: Why did you become a lawyer?

Postby nunumaster » Mon May 01, 2017 11:26 pm

For 160k 180k, but i regret it. Would have made as much money without the stress in the long run.



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