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May 01, 2003

Cover Story

If you're a lawyer, or just like to pretend you're one in front of a jury (and that's your Constitutional right!), then you might want to check out the quiz I wrote for the newest edition of JD Jungle magazine: "Are You Partner Material?" I quizzed a dozen partners from various top law firms around the country about the day-to-day activities and ethical quandaries they deal with as partners, so you can put your own answers down and see how you compare to the guys and gals who are actually on the top level.

There are fifteen questions in the quiz, although I asked more than that during the course of talking to partners. Alas, my favorite question did not make it in: "Sinking Ship. Life Boat. Room for two people, one of which is you. You can take either your most useful associate or your profitable client. Who do you choose and why?" I got some interesting answers to that one, let me tell you.

Anyway, the magazine is now out and available at law schools, many major law firms and selected newsstands. JD Jungle also has a web site here, although the site is not yet updated to reflect the contents of the latest issue. Nevertheless, it's well worth bookmarking, and I'm not just saying that because they're sending me money. Also in this month's magazine, two people with whom I have very tangential relationships: Cory Booker, for whom one my best friends crossed a continent to work on his campaign staff when he ran for mayor of Newark, and Danny Hellman, sworn blood enemy of my pal Ted Rall, who is suing Hellman for libel (long story. Let's not get into it).

Posted by john at May 1, 2003 12:55 PM

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Jon | May 1, 2003 02:39 PM


You _talked_ to a lawyer? eeeewwwww! Where's the bleach?!!! :)

John Scalzi | May 1, 2003 02:49 PM

Now, now. Some of my best friends are lawyers.

Kafkaesquí | May 1, 2003 03:18 PM

Of course, you're required by law to say that.

Jon | May 2, 2003 09:08 AM


Yeah - I think it should be added to this list;

o I gave at the office
o The check is in the mail
o This won't hurt
o It's not you, it's me
o Of course I'll respect you in the morning

Roger Baker | May 2, 2003 08:55 PM

Oh, please can we hear the story? You're a tease.