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9.28.2007

Law Notes

If you are interested in law and lawyers: (1) Check out this Wall Street Journal article this week which pretty much says the vast majority of new law school graduates can't expect to ever make much money in the profession. (And the comments are pretty good.) Even in Texas, I'd hate to be a new lawyer right now. The creation of Texas Wesleyan law school in Fort Worth has greatly changed the dynamics of the practice around here. Every time there is a docket call in Wise County, I'm seeing more and more new faces. Ten years ago it was a surprise if I saw any lawyer I didn't know. (2) There's a random Fort Worth lawyer blog written by a guy who gets upset about the strangest things. I don't know him. Don't really want to. (3) I finished The Sweet Hereafter about a plaintiff's lawyer that goes to a small town to sign up clients after a bus accident. It was great. Every plaintiff's lawyer I've ever met who was very successful had two unique qualities: (a) they were a little crazy, and (2) they absolutely believed in what they were doing. Case in point, the lawyer portrayed in the film looked at a potential client and, with all the passion he could muster, uttered, "There are no accidents!" Meaning, "someone is always at fault." That philosophy drives me nuts, but the movie was great.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a (fairly) new graduate of TWU, I can say a big AMEN to this article. I'm making half I was before law school, drive an hour and a half each way to work and am lucky to even have a job. Definately not what I was led to believe the results to be after graduating in the top 20% of my class.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the best part of all of the new (hundreds) of lawyers per year on the west side of DFW is that they can do everything. Since they come out without jobs, they hang up their sign and advertise that they each do all of the following: Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Wills & Estates, Tax Law, Commercial Litigation, Traffic Tickets, Family Law, Consumer Law (whatever that actually is), and specifically DWI cases. I'm just amazed at how proficient they are at every aspect of the law when most lawyers struggle to master one area of law in an entire career! They are simply brilliant!

Anonymous said...

do I see a new fee schedule or sale maybe

Anonymous said...

Pompus Arse! You can tell this guy believes he is the Master of something.
I have wondered for some time now what course a person takes in Law School that fills their heads with the fact they know everything. I guess he has never experienced someone having, possibley a bad day. Writing about it on his web site say's something about him. Welcome to the real world, take a few steps off your ivory tower and deal with it.

Anonymous said...

234, who is the arse? Barry, Matlock, or 128?

-confused in cresson

Anonymous said...

He's a Republican Criminal Defense Lawyer. Didn't he realize there is a law against that?

Anonymous said...

I will say this once. I have had numerous dealings with attorneys out of Texas Wesleyan. I have yet to be impressed.

Barry Green said...

I've got some very good friends that graduated from Texas Wesleyan. There are some very good lawyers that come out of that school and some very bad ones. But you can probably say that about any school.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of lawyers, check out what our own Texas Legs are doing - it's disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Well, that didn't work - copy and paste to be disgusted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG6X-xtVask