Gardeners need the right tools to make
a difference. Like the gardener, ABA
Members need the right insurance “tools”
to make a difference in helping to protect
their financial assets. Insurance plans
for ABA Members, sponsored by the
American Bar Endowment (ABE), are
designed by lawyers for lawyers. ABE has
AFFORDABLE plans from TRUSTED insurers to provide you
Retirement Contribution Disability†
Contributes to your retirement account up to $3,500 per
month, if you become disabled
Pays benefits if you are unable to perform your own
occupation or specialty or law
A 30-day free look
asked to donate dividends to the ABE to help support over
200 legal research, public service and educational projects
(dividends are not guaranteed). That”s insurance that makes
I nsura nce
fo r AB A Me mbe rs
YYY CDGPFQYOGPV QTI LQWTPCN CUR
†Information includes a summary of insurance plan features, costs, eligibility, renewability, limitations,
Cityof New York, asubsidiaryof American International Group, Inc. (AIG)New York, New York. Plans
CASE FILINGS ALERT™
Case Filings Alert, an online service, reports on new cases as
they are filed in courts around the country, alerting you to
important new litigation you may have missed.
Learning of new cases as they are filed allows you to follow
the cases as they work their way through the litigation process
and obtain pleadings and other documents filed. Includes new
filings in Antitrust, Consumer Fraud, Equal Employment,
Intellectual Property, Products Liability, and other areas.
Each week, new case filings are reported on (consisting of
case summary and complaint). A subscription provides
access to our archive of over 1000 complaints filed during
the past 18-month period.
A one-of-a-kind reporting service.
For additional information and to view free sample,
please visit NationsCourts.com.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
He stated that he is “lacking
motivation, respect and intellectual
stimulation.” In simple terms, the
motivation for successful career contract attorneys is the paycheck and
the freedom from firm politics and
billable hours. If that doesn’t do it
for you, you should get out. Former
firm attorneys forced to resort to
contract work in desperation are often blinded to the benefits of their
new lifestyle. Career contract attorneys take advantage of their freedom by using those big paychecks
to plan trips, build savings accounts,
invest in the stock market, buy real
estate and pay off debt.
I’ve worked with contractors who
included Harvard Law grads and former general counsel and big-firm
partners who changed careers and
took a contract job to furnish their
new retail store, restaurant or office
debt-free. I’ve met paralegals with
J.D.s who never passed the bar and
ultimately wound up with great jobs
on the Hill. Things aren’t always
what they appear to be. There are
crazies in temp world, just like in big
firms; however, there are many interesting and gifted contract attorneys.
So if firm managers choose to under-utilize and marginalize the talented
and experienced contract attorneys
in their basement and pay them
$100K to read client e-mail—take
full advantage of their stupidity
like the rest of us.
Also, to avoid working in cock-roach-infested basements in the future, ask a veteran contract attorney
which firms and agencies to avoid.
Who knows how long you will be living in temp world, but while you are
visiting you might as well make the
most of it.
Name withheld by request
IN “TRANSFERS BOLSTER ELITE
Schools,” December, page 11,
Northwestern University School of
Law said it extends conditional sec-ond-year acceptance to 150 of the
5,000 applicants turned down for
first-year admission. A representative for the law school now says it
extends only 15 to 25 such conditional acceptances each year.