Thursday, March 2, 2017

I'm So Happy Here

In an article in the RJ, they mention a survey finding that 70% of Las Vegas residents are overall satisfied with city services. While that doesn't equate to necessarily being happy here, we know that a large percentage of you love living in Vegas, and some percentage of you love practicing law here. That leads to a question:

What do you love about practicing law in Las Vegas, Nevada?

29 comments:

  1. Two words, "Awesome Strippers!"

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    1. Hey don't forget blow.

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    2. I love me some hookers! Defend them, friend them and then you know.

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    3. That was what Brian Bloomfield told me.

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  2. I have a 6-minute commute - no freeway necessary to get to my Summerlin office (unless I have an early court appearance).

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    1. Nice part is that you Akerman Associates also get to come in early and leave late when there would be no traffic anyway.

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    2. Solid Akerman slam, but there are quite a few decent sized firms in Summerlin now: Hutchison, MAC, Holland Hart, Fox Rothschild, etc. and many of those associates also get to avoid rush hour traffic.

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    3. Akerman sucks.

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    4. I enjoy practicing in Las Vegas because of the wide number of practice areas, professionalism of (most attorneys) and availability of jobs. Additionally, I am very impressed with my colleagues who are graduates of Boyd Law School because of their solid writing skills, preparedness, and civility.

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  3. I have a high paying job even though I'm a middle-of-the-pack 2013 Boyd grad. That couldn't happen anywhere else.

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    1. That's because you are Boyd 2013.

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    2. Um...that's precisely what the 8:39 said to begin with. Your comment makes no sense. But keep up with repeating your dig over and over and maybe someday it will become a 'thing.'

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    3. Worst Boyd 2013 is likely better than best Boyd of other years. Well known fact.

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  4. This city is crawling with fraudsters, hucksters, people with no shame, big personalities, con artists and improbable stories, all which make for very interesting civil litigation. I went to law school in the midwest and when I share stories about my cases with my buddies, they are always blown away. Crazy stories make litigation more fun, at least for me.

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    1. I went to law school in the Midwest also. When I share stories in Vegas about the work I did in the Midwest, people are blown away. Does Vegas have a higher per capita crazy rate than Des Moines or Indianapolis? Sure. But there are crazy people everywhere, and crazy attracts crazy.

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    2. Practiced in Vegas for a number of years and then moved to another fairly large west coast city... Compared to Vegas, the practice of law here is boring to say the least.

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  5. las vegas is america's lint trap.

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  6. Having your spouse go from meat-eater to vegetarian should be added as legal grounds for annulment.

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    1. Grease trap

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    2. What if she merely gives up the beef and goes only for tuna?

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  7. Is construction defect still a thing?

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  8. I love that this is a big city but a small legal community. We all know who the people we can trust and those who are out to screw us in this profession. If somebody does screw you over, it only happens once and then all your friends join you in trying to return the favor.

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  9. By the way, Victor Joeckel or whatever his name in the RJ. WTF is that???? Apparently Sheldon found the craziest right wing fucker who loves to use basic logical fallacies to further a tea party agenda. God I love Vegas.

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  10. WHO YOU PEOPLE??!?!!

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  11. I summered in Vegas, and now work in a big city. To me, it was nice to be able to do a wide array of work. In New York, there's guys that spend 100% of their life thinking about subsection (j) of some random Treasury Reg. because there's enough high paying work to justify it. Low rates and no heavy stockpile of work in any particular area means that Vegas attorneys generally see a wider array of things. It was also nice that it was possible to get to know lawyers and judges and build your profile without New York Times coverage. On the other hand, pay here is orders of magnitude better, and partners are generally concerned about how they treat associates because they don't want some Above the Law or National Law Journal article about it. It seemed like rain makers in Vegas often had a sense that they were untouchable and could roll whatever lowly associate they wanted to. Definitely less so here.

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    1. Some more things:

      Here, we finish briefs 2 weeks before they're due and then 13 former Scalia and Breyer clerks tear them apart and provide tons of often contradictory suggestions. You end up rewriting briefs several times. In Vegas, it seemed like things were written and filed without tons of fussing.

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