Author Topic: Bar exam  (Read 6820 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Veniamin

  • Fire for Effect!
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,372
  • St. Barbara, patroness of the Field Artillery
Bar exam
« on: February 26, 2008, 08:18:13 AM »
Please pray for me and the other December graduates of my law school.  We sit for the bar exam today and the next today days.
Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl. ~Frederick the Great

Offline TinaG

  • I am not a pessimist - I'm just grimly realistic!
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 872
  • If only my family were this normal !
    • Cometh at Midnight Blog
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 08:40:24 AM »
God bless you Veniamin and I will be praying for you through the day.  You'll do great!
On the spiritual path somewhere between the Simpsons and St. Theophan the Recluse, but I still can't see the Springfield city limits sign yet.

Offline FrChris

  • The Rodney Dangerfield of OC.net
  • Site Supporter
  • Taxiarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,252
  • Holy Father Patrick, thank you for your help!
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 09:11:51 AM »
Lord have mercy on His Servant, and assist him to serve You always!

"As the sparrow flees from a hawk, so the man seeking humility flees from an argument". St John Climacus

Offline Heorhij

  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,576
    • Mississippi University for Women
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 09:47:10 AM »
Lord, have mercy, guide Your servant's steps.
Love never fails.

Offline EofK

  • Mrs. Y
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 3,976
  • lolcat addict
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 10:34:35 AM »
Lord have mercy.  Good luck!
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams

Offline ytterbiumanalyst

  • Professor Emeritus, CSA
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,790
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 12:27:27 PM »
Lord have mercy.

You'll do just fine. Good luck!
"It is remarkable that what we call the world...in what professes to be true...will allow in one man no blemishes, and in another no virtue."--Charles Dickens

Offline Entscheidungsproblem

  • Formerly Friul & Nebelpfade
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,495
    • Amsterdam Declaration 2002
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 12:53:58 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
-- Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,239
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 01:36:43 PM »
Lord have mercy.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline ialmisry

  • There's nothing John of Damascus can't answer
  • Strategos
  • ******************
  • Posts: 39,523
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2008, 03:11:32 PM »
Despite my posted positions about lawyers.....(after all, we've met)

Lord have mercy.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2008, 03:11:50 PM by ialmisry »
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

Offline Anastasios

  • Webdespota
  • Administrator
  • Merarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,497
  • Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina
    • AnastasiosHudson.com
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Old Calendarist
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008, 04:24:37 PM »
Prayers. And please pray for my wife Michaela, she is taking hers again ;)  She almost passed last time...ten points to go!
Please Buy My Book!

Past posts reflect stages of my life before my baptism and may not be accurate expositions of Orthodox teaching. Also, I served as an Orthodox priest from 2008-2013, before resigning.

Offline orthodoxlurker

  • Supporter & Defender of Fr Ambrose (Irish Hermit) - banned
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,372
  • al-Saabir yaraa al-Hurriyah
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2008, 05:09:52 PM »
Prayers.

Though I agree with my Almisry brother.

Let us know the results, I might offer some advice from my own experience. Legal business is particularly soul destructive.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2008, 05:10:08 PM by orthodoxlurker »
Curse the Pope, for he is the root and cause of these disasters! - St. Nektarios of Aegina

You don't get to circumvent your post moderation by calling out the moderators in your signature. ~Veniamin, Global Moderator

Offline Amdetsion

  • Worship God with all thy strength and all thy might
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 931
  • HH Abuna Pawlos - Patriarch of Ethiopia
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 05:36:10 PM »
You are a blessed person; thus you are far from the need of "luck".

I am hopeful for you.

Pray for Gods will.
"ETHIOPIA shall soon stretch out her hands unto God".....Psalm 68:vs 31

"Are ye not as children of the ETHIOPIANS unto me, O children of Israel"?....Amos 9: vs 7

Offline username!

  • Section Moderator
  • Protokentarchos
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,083
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2008, 09:00:32 PM »
Please pray for me and the other December graduates of my law school.  We sit for the bar exam today and the next today days.

You and your classmates are in my prayers.

Offline Salpy

  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,787
  • Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide pray for us!
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2008, 09:09:53 PM »
Lord have mercy.

Offline Pravoslavbob

  • Section Moderator
  • Archon
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,214
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2008, 10:20:38 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
Atheists have noetic deficiencies.

Offline Starlight

  • Site Supporter
  • OC.net guru
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,537
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2008, 01:10:47 AM »
Dear Lord Jesus, please help Veniamin, his friends and Michaela. Please grant them perfect scores and perfect job offers as further results.

Lord, have mercy.

Offline ozgeorge

  • I'll take you for who you are if you take me for everything.
  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 16,383
  • My plans for retirement.
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2008, 01:50:06 AM »
Lord have mercy.
If you're living a happy life as a Christian, you're doing something wrong.

Offline Schultz

  • Christian. Guitarist. Scooterist. Zymurgist. Librarian.
  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 6,548
  • Scion of the McKeesport Becks.
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2008, 11:20:05 AM »
As a law librarian, you most certainly have my prayers...and sympathy ;)

Lord, have mercy!
"Hearing a nun's confession is like being stoned to death with popcorn." --Abp. Fulton Sheen

Offline TinaG

  • I am not a pessimist - I'm just grimly realistic!
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 872
  • If only my family were this normal !
    • Cometh at Midnight Blog
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2008, 03:01:42 PM »
As a law librarian, you most certainly have my prayers...and sympathy ;)

You must work for a really big firm Schultz.  I didn't know there were too many people working as law librarians since everything went online.
On the spiritual path somewhere between the Simpsons and St. Theophan the Recluse, but I still can't see the Springfield city limits sign yet.

Offline Schultz

  • Christian. Guitarist. Scooterist. Zymurgist. Librarian.
  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 6,548
  • Scion of the McKeesport Becks.
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2008, 03:21:42 PM »
You must work for a really big firm Schultz.  I didn't know there were too many people working as law librarians since everything went online.

My firm has about 100 attorneys, so we're considered "mid-size".  Considering how law schools don't teach their students how to actually do research and find information, and most definitely not how to search online databases efficiently, the law librarian profession is very secure.  The medium may have changed a bit, but people still need alot of help in accessing, searching and obtaining information.

You'd be surprised how many attorneys who come out of law school with no idea of where to find the most basic legal information.  They may have had wild and free access to Westlaw and/or Lexis while in school, but when faced with a client who refuses to pay for computer assisted legal research, they're lost.

That's where we come in :)
"Hearing a nun's confession is like being stoned to death with popcorn." --Abp. Fulton Sheen

Offline TinaG

  • I am not a pessimist - I'm just grimly realistic!
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 872
  • If only my family were this normal !
    • Cometh at Midnight Blog
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2008, 04:47:06 PM »
Good for you!  PM me sometime and tell me how you got into the field and your education.  I'm a legal assistant but don't do much legal research.  If I was asked to shepherdize something the old fashioned way I couldn't do it anymore. 
On the spiritual path somewhere between the Simpsons and St. Theophan the Recluse, but I still can't see the Springfield city limits sign yet.

Offline Veniamin

  • Fire for Effect!
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,372
  • St. Barbara, patroness of the Field Artillery
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2008, 06:18:06 PM »
All done!  All done!  All done!

Thank you everyone for your prayers!  (Hopefully, they're worth enough partial credit to get me through!)
Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl. ~Frederick the Great

Offline Anastasios

  • Webdespota
  • Administrator
  • Merarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,497
  • Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina
    • AnastasiosHudson.com
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Old Calendarist
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2008, 06:46:22 PM »
All done!  All done!  All done!

Thank you everyone for your prayers!  (Hopefully, they're worth enough partial credit to get me through!)

Hopefully it won't take you multiple times like my wife ;)
Please Buy My Book!

Past posts reflect stages of my life before my baptism and may not be accurate expositions of Orthodox teaching. Also, I served as an Orthodox priest from 2008-2013, before resigning.

Offline EkhristosAnesti

  • 'I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."' - Psalm 91:2
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,743
  • Pope St Kyrillos VI
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2008, 12:49:39 AM »
May the Lord grant you success to the glory of His Name.
No longer an active member of this forum. Sincerest apologies to anyone who has taken offence to anything posted in youthful ignorance or negligence prior to my leaving this forum - October, 2012.

"Philosophy is the imitation by a man of what is better, according to what is possible" - St Severus

Offline TinaG

  • I am not a pessimist - I'm just grimly realistic!
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 872
  • If only my family were this normal !
    • Cometh at Midnight Blog
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #24 on: February 29, 2008, 09:38:00 AM »
Woo hoo Veniamin !!!  Praise God and well done.  As soon as you get sworn in, you'll be doing free wills and landlord-tenant stuff for all your friends, right?   ;)
On the spiritual path somewhere between the Simpsons and St. Theophan the Recluse, but I still can't see the Springfield city limits sign yet.

Offline Veniamin

  • Fire for Effect!
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,372
  • St. Barbara, patroness of the Field Artillery
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2008, 04:39:17 PM »
Thank you for the prayers everyone, because.....

I PASSED, I PASSED, I PASSED, I PASSED, I PASSED, I PASSED, I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Uh oh, I'm an oath away from being an attorney!  Look out, Texas!)
Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl. ~Frederick the Great

Offline Pravoslavbob

  • Section Moderator
  • Archon
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,214
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2008, 04:50:14 PM »
Congratulations!   
Atheists have noetic deficiencies.

Offline Heorhij

  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,576
    • Mississippi University for Women
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2008, 04:59:30 PM »
Congratulations! Glory to God!

My soon-to-be son-in-law also passed his bar exam in Texas, but now, preparing to move to Boston, he is studying for another bar exam in Massachussets. :(
Love never fails.

Offline Schultz

  • Christian. Guitarist. Scooterist. Zymurgist. Librarian.
  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 6,548
  • Scion of the McKeesport Becks.
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2008, 05:02:13 PM »
From one member of the legal profession to another, congratulations are most certainly due!

To both new members of the bar! :)
"Hearing a nun's confession is like being stoned to death with popcorn." --Abp. Fulton Sheen

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,239
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2008, 05:05:35 PM »
Congratulations!  Glory to God indeed.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline ytterbiumanalyst

  • Professor Emeritus, CSA
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,790
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2008, 05:14:07 PM »
Congratulations!
"It is remarkable that what we call the world...in what professes to be true...will allow in one man no blemishes, and in another no virtue."--Charles Dickens

Offline Entscheidungsproblem

  • Formerly Friul & Nebelpfade
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,495
    • Amsterdam Declaration 2002
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2008, 06:03:13 PM »
Congrats!
As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
-- Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS

Offline Starlight

  • Site Supporter
  • OC.net guru
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,537
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2008, 07:25:36 PM »
Congratulations!!! Awesome news!

Offline username!

  • Section Moderator
  • Protokentarchos
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,083
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2008, 01:53:06 AM »
Thank you for the prayers everyone, because.....

I PASSED, I PASSED, I PASSED, I PASSED, I PASSED, I PASSED, I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Uh oh, I'm an oath away from being an attorney!  Look out, Texas!)

AWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

you're getting a huge smiley






Offline ozgeorge

  • I'll take you for who you are if you take me for everything.
  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 16,383
  • My plans for retirement.
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2008, 02:00:06 AM »
Congratulations!

Serve God.
Serve God.
Serve God.

(Sorry to repeat myself, but it will help you to remember!)












« Last Edit: May 02, 2008, 02:02:41 AM by ozgeorge »
If you're living a happy life as a Christian, you're doing something wrong.

Offline Riddikulus

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,788
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2008, 02:05:30 AM »
CONGRATULATIONS, Veniamin!! And just in case you didn't get what ozgeorge was saying..... Serve God!!! :)
« Last Edit: May 02, 2008, 02:06:01 AM by Riddikulus »
I believe in One God, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian Orthodox Christian (1900-1975)

Offline GabrieltheCelt

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,014
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox OCA
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2008, 02:27:20 AM »
Wonderful news! Glory to God! Congratulations, man!
"The Scots-Irish; Brewed in Scotland, bottled in Ireland, uncorked in America."  ~Scots-Irish saying

Offline sohma_hatori

  • Earthbending Novice
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 527
  • The Blind Bandit
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2008, 05:13:45 AM »
Congratulations!! 

""Pride is not the opposite of shame, but it's source. True humility is the only antidote to shame.""
— Iroh- Avatar:The Last Airbender

Offline Pravoslavbob

  • Section Moderator
  • Archon
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,214
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2008, 06:36:04 AM »
Congratulations!

Serve God.
Serve God.
Serve God.

(Sorry to repeat myself, but it will help you to remember!)

LOl!   :laugh:
Atheists have noetic deficiencies.

Offline admiralnick

  • Cardinal, Editor for Photogalleries
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,880
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2008, 09:16:43 AM »
Oh great, just what we need, another lawyer......  :P

Congrats my friend, may the legal research always support your side (or at least give you enough to debunk the opposing counsel).

In any event I was talking with my professor the other day in my tax class and he agrees more and more that accountants are essentially becoming lawyers without JDs. Its a scary thought.

However, I digress, congrats again!

-Nick
The ORIGINAL: "NULL"

Offline Tzimis

  • Site Supporter
  • Archon
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,430
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2008, 11:36:11 AM »
Congratulations!
Excellence of character, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. Now it is a mean between two vices, that which depends on excess and that which depends on defect.

Offline Órëlaurëa

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 520
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2008, 12:27:48 AM »
Congratulations!
Domine Iesu Christe, Fili Dei, miserere mei, peccatricis.

órë: noun \"heart"\ (inner mind),   laurëa: adjective \"golden, like gold"\ http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/quenya.htm

Offline PeterTheAleut

  • The Right Blowhard Peter the Furtive of Yetts O'Muckhart
  • Section Moderator
  • Hypatos
  • *****
  • Posts: 35,352
  • Lord, have mercy on the Christians in Mosul!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Orthodox Church in America
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2008, 10:43:11 PM »
Congratulations, Veniamin!  May the Lord bless your work as an attorney.
Not all who wander are lost.

Offline ialmisry

  • There's nothing John of Damascus can't answer
  • Strategos
  • ******************
  • Posts: 39,523
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2008, 09:16:15 AM »
Oh great, just what we need, another lawyer......  :P

Congrats my friend, may the legal research always support your side (or at least give you enough to debunk the opposing counsel).

In any event I was talking with my professor the other day in my tax class and he agrees more and more that accountants are essentially becoming lawyers without JDs. Its a scary thought.

Scarier thought: laywers (and judges) are essentially becoming accountants with JDs.

Congratulations.

What's the difference between a philosopher and a lawyer?  The philosoper is interested in truth.

Who's the patron saint of lawyers?  There is none, tell's you something.

May you become the first canonized lawyer.  Many years!
« Last Edit: May 17, 2008, 09:17:07 AM by ialmisry »
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

Offline prodromas

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,239
  • Greek Orthodox
Re: Bar exam
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2008, 06:18:15 AM »
Scarier thought: laywers (and judges) are essentially becoming accountants with JDs.

Who's the patron saint of lawyers?  There is none, tell's you something.

May you become the first canonized lawyer.  Many years!

What about Saint Genesius of Rome?
The sins I don't commit are largely due to the weakness of my limbs.

1915-1923 Հայոց Ցեղասպանութիւն ,never again,
ܩܛܠܐ ܕܥܡܐ ܐܬܘܪܝܐ 1920-1914, never again,
השואה  1933-1945, never again,
(1914-1923) Ελληνική Γενοκτονία, never again