As I studied for the bar exam this summer, I chuckled several times over the “you likely didn’t learn this in” <insert: contracts, torts, criminal law, civil procedure, property, , criminal procedure/law> line used by the bar prep lecturers.  While that was true in evidence and constitutional law (mostly due to cases handed down from the United States Supreme Court in the past ten years), I know we ended up covering a lot more material with those six credit first year courses. It also allowed our professors to take a little more time showing how the courses overlapped with other practice areas.  For that, I say thank you.   Continue reading

My latest path…

…beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will, too… — Birdie Calvert, quoting her Mama, in Hope Floats

I’m living one of those beginnings right now.  In late May, I started a new gig as Staff Attorney/IT Project Manager for Equal Justice Wyoming.  EJW is a tiny judicial branch entity where we build resources for pro se (self-represented) litigants and pro bono attorneys across the state of Wyoming. I’m learning all sorts of techy stuff, building on my basic HTML/CSS, social media, and project management skills. As I told Father Rob back in July, I haven’t had this steep of a learning curve since my first semester of law school.  I am less terrified this time, but there are moments when I wonder how much I am disappointing my boss… Continue reading