Lawyer thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jax Teller, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    I mean... he could work tomorrow and not make anyone else work. Problem solved.

    You should never let your lack of work/life balance dictate the lack of work/life balance for your staff, imhv
     
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  2. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon Well-Known Member
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    Have you ever met a truly toxic person?
     
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  3. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    My ex-wife!

    I've never been married. Real answer: I guess not. Not toxic, just shitty.
     
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  4. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    His joy is from bringing people to his level. Everyone stressed from work with no outside distraction is his happy place.
     
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  5. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    one of the reasons I chose my firm is because each partner seems to have hobbies, kids, and enjoys traveling. One of our partners left yesterday to go up into a hut in the mountains with his family. I appreciate the culture of unplugging that is promoted.
     
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  6. Gallant Knight

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    My old boss would have firm wide 7:30pm meetings on random days with no notice just because he was single and didn’t have anything to do after work
     
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  7. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    :roll:

    Hard to imagine any 7:30 PM firm meeting that wasn't taking place over beers. Christ
     
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  8. Gallant Knight

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    Firm wide as in literally like 50 people. He is an insane person
     
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  9. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    Everyone come pile on.

    Been working fine in MX, internet is a little slower but whatever. Settled 2 cases and billing 4-5 hours/day.

    My boss called on Monday, noticed my ringtone sounded like a foreign country. Ran an IP search, discovered I was sending emails from Southern Mexico. Whoops.

    One of the cooler partners called me, basically like dude WTF. Told me to call and apologize to my boss, which I did. He wasnt happy, but did acknowledge he lied to a prior boss about taking the bar in another state in his younger years. Was a shitty and professionally embarassing conversation, but all of my own doing.

    I’m not fired, but theyre not happy. I’ll be coming home a bit early (Jan 10 — still staying another week bitches). Prolly gonna start looking for a remote gig ASAP.

    ¡¡¡Feliz ano amigos!!!
     
  10. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    I’ve never been fired from a job in my life, but that’s def the closest. Almost wish they would have to force my hand.
     
  11. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    ¡Dios mio!
     
  12. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon Well-Known Member
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    You just wished everyone a happy asshole, BTW.
     
  13. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    I envy your balls.
     
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  14. Gallant Knight

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    So I guess this firm isn’t going to let you live wherever you want and Bill 50% of what they require
     
  15. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    Should it be feliz año
     
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  16. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    Yea I think that’s gonna be a hard pass on their part. Gonna start reaching out to some contacts on my return.
     
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  17. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    One big dick partner left the firm unexpectedly on Dec 30, so I know they need me. Nobody else knows how to navigate FXG’s bullshittttttt portal.

    I realize I’m expendable, but maybe not at the current time.
     
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  18. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I guess my question is , if they don't ever ask you to come in, why does it matter? Did you mislead them regarding your whereabouts?
     
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  19. soulfly

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    I was like, wtf? That’s wild! But this isn’t exactly hard to pick out :roll:

     
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  20. El Tiburon

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    Yes. Tremendous difference :laugh:
     
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  21. RJF-GUMP

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    yah the ringtone like a foreign country didn't make sense to me either.
     
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  22. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    I certainly did not tell them I was going to MX. But I did defend myself, saying Im still working. They may have been cool with it if I was upfront, lesson learned.
     
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  23. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I'm just gonna tell my partners I'm moving to Europe for the next 6 months.
     
  24. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    Whenever I call someone that’s in a diff country, it’s noticably different.
     
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  25. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I guess my point is , if they don't ever ask you to do anything around the office, then why does it matter? I guess they must have at least a minimal expectation that if they need you locally , you'll be available. Otherwise, they wouldn't care.
     
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  26. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    Do it!

    The partner’s gripe was, “we’re in the trucking industry, sonetimes we need to be on site at a moment’s notice.”

    True, but that’s happened twice in 3.5 years. Color me unimpressed. Call an IA, save the client some $$. IAs are most likely better investigators than me.
     
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  27. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    Dude I’m on your side. There has been no work that requires me to be in Seattle. Is there a chance? Yes. There’s also a chance you trip and fall tonight.

    2 calls requiring a response in more than 3 years, 1 trial in 10 years...makes one a bit apathetic.

    Dont chruch it up, Dirt. We’re glorified adjusters
     
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  28. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    Lol. Maybe this is a sign you should be moving on for quality of life purposes. Sorry you got burned.
     
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  29. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    While embarassing and pretty uncouth, substantively my work product has not been effected.

    RJF-GUMP and Gallant Knight start some PNW branches
     
  30. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I think a PNW office could be a winner. Let's start brainstorming next week.
     
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  31. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rule on the phone
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    Realizing I’m in NYC where the office has been effectively closed for 10 months now, I told my managing practice group partner I’d be in Tulum most of February and she said “have fun...wait, how’s the internet situation?”
     
  32. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I'm a man of the people, I must be here for my people.
     
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  33. RJF-GUMP

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    Nug I would think it would be hard to find a law firm gig that will let you just work anywhere ,especially internationally.
     
  34. wes tegg

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    We rotate our trucking team responsibilities. If an associate was on call and went to Mexico, I’d be furious, but only because it’s really easy to just say “I’m going out of town, can you put someone else on call?” Otherwise, I couldn’t care less.
     
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  35. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    I couldve handled it a lot better. That’s on me. It prolly wouldnt have even been an issue.
     
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  36. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    It's pretty much impossible for the plaintiff lawyer to get there before the defense/carrier. Best I can do is immediately send preservation letters, a TRO if I wanted to be real dramatic, immediately get a trucking expert to the scene if someone called me from the scene, and immediately download the ECM.
     
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  37. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    I worked from home over thanksgiving (in Nashville) and I asked the firm if it was okay. All the partners thanked me for asking, but I’d been so pissed if any objected. Like, bruh, we can only have 2-3 people in the office anyway and I’ve been remote for 7 months. And all hearings are virtual.

    I can see them being a little irked if I did not let them know
     
  38. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    I’m hopeful, honestly no idea what my opportunities will be. Let me do evals, report on disc, draft updates to adjusters. That’s more than 90% of my job. Nobody likes doing that bullshit, lemme do it from anywhere
     
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  39. Sammy Meatballs

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    morgan adams is one of the two or three best trucking lawyers in the country and he moved to Seattle and opened an office there.

    So what I’m saying is themainboardlaw, LLC sounds like a winner
     
  40. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Yah I remember seeing Morgan Adams at some conferences, have gotten his advice on a trucking case before, probably came across as a fanboy.
     
  41. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    One of my biggest nightmares is a YouTuber/internet celebrity coming around with my name and taking up all of my google results.
     
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  42. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    If you are a standoffish unfriendly man, and you are seeking legal advice from a bunch of smartasses from the internet, Themainboardlaw, LLC will fight for you, or maybe heckle you.
     
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  43. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member

    I just got laid off so this opportunity couldn't have come at a better time.


    P.s. if you need to reach me I will be in Mexico until further notice.
     
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  44. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    We have lawyers on drugs in Mexico on standby.
     
  45. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    FUCK Morgan Adams. Ive had 3-4 cases since he moved up here, he is trying to corner the Pltf trucking cases up here. Such a pain in the ass, on EVERY matter.

    But he is smart and a good lawyer.
     
  46. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    What is the best way to get zoom on your big TV in your conference room? We have vizio smart tvs. I was hoping you could just download Zoom from their app store but doesn't look like you can. How are yall doing it? Would be nice to have clients in the conference room during these zoom depositions and have OC on the TV screen.
     
  47. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rule on the phone
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    what kind of computers do you have?
     
  48. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I have a Macbook air I could screen mirror with . Was hoping there was a way to do it without having to bring a computer into the equation.
     
  49. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rule on the phone
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    Vizio tv likely has airplay. Position computer, iPad, iPhone around where the TV is (so webcam faces participants), then airplay to the TV
     
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  50. Z

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    Welp, one of my partners has COVID and my other might as well. Guess I’m going to get tested in the morning.
     
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