Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Open Thread

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Hey Everyone!  What's going on out there? 

Since its Friday, and close to the holidays, I though I would keep it festive today.

So, who else has been caught holiday shopping when they're supposed to be working?

Who else gets their boss(es) holiday presents?  If so, what?

Does your assistant/staff get you presents?  Do you do anything for them?

17 comments:

  1. I got my boss a restaurant gift card and a couple of movie tickets. I also got my assistant a restaurant gift card. Easiest gift to give.

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  2. liquor for the boss, cash for the rest of 'em

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  3. I buy a $20 Starbuck's card for every staff member and a $50 card for my secreatary. I'm done for under $250 and everyone seems happy.

    I do not get the boss or my colleagues a gift.

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  4. Thanks 11:02 - Finished my office gifts during lunch.

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  5. gave my assistant an extra week of pay -- not too tough because she is part time, but worth it to keep an awesome assistant happy (although the payroll company post-dated her check until 12/30 ... I have to order her a new one.

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  6. What is the reputation of Boies Schiller, Greenberg Traurig, and Ballard Spahr in Las Vegas? Those are the more traditional "biglaw" firms with offices in Las Vegas, but they don't seem to be that relevant in Las Vegas from my (limited) knowledge.

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  7. Relevant?

    It's true that those firms aren't relevant in that they don't each throw a drunken beer bash in their respective back alleys every October. None has had anyone indicted or investigated recently. And they don't buy off judges. Yep, they're not relevant in Vegas.

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  8. Wow, 10:05 sounds a little bitter for some reason... Must be all of those Big Law hours.

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  9. Wow, 10:35 sounds like a traffic ticket lawyer.

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  10. I'm so annoyed with our county judges. We really need an intermediate appellate court. Some kind of quick appeal so judges won't continue to rule as they please knowing that in MOST cases an appeal is an unrealistic option.

    Just apply the law consitently. That's all they have to do.

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  11. Is anyone hiring right now?

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  12. 11:30,

    I'm guessing you don't do much appellate work. Even with an intermediate court of appeals, "quick appeals" only happen in legal dramas, and only if at least one of the attorneys involved is smokin' hot.

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  13. I refuse to believe that I cannot suffer an injury, file suit, win a jury trial, and enforce judgment... within 42 minutes.

    Just because it hasn't happened yet...

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  14. DA is hiring. several attorney positions open.

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  15. 4:51 - You are correct. I don't do much appellate work at all. But I thought the whole idea of the intermediate court was speed things up, at least a little. I'm sincerely curious.

    Is there really no hope? Especially for us regular, non-smokin hot folks who watch too many legal dramas.

    Sigh.

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  16. @10:25,

    It probably would speed things up a little, particularly on matters that the NSC currently handles on an unpublished order basis (read: "Denied. Goodbye"). To me, the real benefit on an IAC is the formation of precedent on a wide variety of topics that the current caseload makes it difficult or impossible for the NSC to provide. Given time, that should result in more consistent rulings (dare to dream!) and quicker turnaround on appeals. After all, if the IAC didn't have to reinvent the wheel every time an issue came up, that should speed it up a little. But that will take time, and all Jane Q. Bluehairslotmachinejunkie sees is that more lawyers want more judges when we already have a *perfectly good* Supreme Court, if the court would just do its job. But you have the people in non-Clark County for us not having an IAC by now. We voted for it, and everywhere else they voted against it. Because, of course, if we were to add an IAC, it would be paid for by revenue from Southern Nevada, leaving less for the non-Clark counties, and the non-Clark counties don't want anything to interfere with the gravy train.

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  17. irrelevant in that those who have the choice would rather be at local and regional firms like LSC or Snell

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