Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here.

I have now started my slow descent into two months of Hell. Today will began the first day of the Bar preparation course. This course runs Monday through Friday and some weekends. As a result, I will be writing much less frequently than usual. I think I will continue to write with some regularity until the end of January.
I want to thank my Lodge brothers for understanding this short absence. Hopefully at the end of all this work, I will receive a passing score and be admitted to practice in the great state of Minnesota. I am still not sure if it is Purgatory or Paradise. I guess I will just find out soon.

6 comments:

Masonic Traveler said...

Boooooo, please don't go...

I hope to still see you Sundays on MC!

Good luck bro, take all the time you need, and do well. Who knows, I may need an attorney one day :D

Tom Accuosti said...

Another lawyer, eh?
:sighs:

A judge in a small city was hearing a drunk-driving case and the defendant, who had both a record and a reputation for driving under the influence, demanded a jury trial.

It was nearly 4:00 p.m. and getting a jury would take time, so the judge called a recess and went out in the hall looking to impanel anyone available for jury duty. He found a dozen lawyers in the main lobby and told them that they were a jury. The lawyers thought this would be a novel experience and so they followed the judge back to the courtroom.

The trial was over in about 10 minutes and it was very clear that the defendant was guilty. The jury went into the jury room, the judge started getting ready to go home, and everyone waited. After nearly three hours, the judge was totally out of patience and sent the bailiff into the jury room to see what was holding up the verdict.

When the bailiff returned, the judge said, "Well have they got a verdict yet?"

The bailiff shook his head and said, "Verdict? They're still doing nominating speeches for the foreman's position!"

Steve said...

Nick; take the time you need.

You will be fine, and so will the blog and Lodge. If you need help - please call me!

You were missed last night, we had the Traveling Mentors/Mentees from Lebanon Lodge come by - quite a fine group of guys!

We will catch up later. Remember that doggone RAP.

(For those readers lucky enough to have not gone to law school, that is the Rule Against Perpetuity - a favorite arcane and inane property law rule)

And be prepared for the lawyer jokes to roll in. You know what a single sperm cell and an attorney have in common? Both have a one in two million chance of being a viable human some day...

Talk to you later... ...I gotta go pay my attorney license fee.

Steve

The Palmetto Bug said...

Nick,

I really don't know why you're taking so much time for this bar thing. I did it in just one evening. Well...I am fibbing a bit. It look me an evening and two or three very early hours of a morning.

After that, though - and after partaking of large amounts of a brewed beverage along with several-few shots of something-another, I was a member of that Bar.

Let me warn you. If you're going to take two months to do what I did in one night - you are going to have one 'ell of a hangover.

Good luck to you.

The Millennial Freemason said...

Thanks for all the kind? words. Maybe I should have titled this post, Lawyers Jokes. ;) Hehehehe

PB,
Maybe you are right. I can't imagine what my liver would like under those conditions. :)

Steve,
Not the Rule Against Perpetuities, my brain hurts. Let's see, the grant of estate cannot exceed 21 years after a life in being minus the number of feet in a family times the age of the youngest tree on the property plus how many children the fertile octogenarian has after the age of 80? Ahhhh!!!! ;D

Nick

AU Poli Sci Guy said...

See, the problem is our ancient brothers had no lawyers. Can you imagine what the construction of King Solomon's Temple would have been like? All those workmen comps laws. Heck, imagine how different our third degree would be if they had been mirandaized.