Spare Time

October 15th, 2012 by

In my first week at DSF, several lawyers, including the managing partner, invited my articling-mate and I to write a blog entry every week or so to give you, the prospective articling student, a candid and honest perspective of what it’s like to be an articling student at DSF.  We were supposed to write said blog entries in our spare time.

Well, fast forward eight weeks and I can tell you from firsthand experience that spare time is about as popular amongst articling students as walkmen are among Generation Z.  Spare time be damned, I am committing to write one or two blog entries every week until the end of my articles.

I’ve got an idea of the things that I’d like to write about but I’m also open to your suggestions, so feel free to write me with any ideas that you may have and I’ll do my best to oblige.

I’m also going to try and leave you with a little something extra at the end of each entry.  Perhaps a quote or a developing legal story, maybe a good lawyer joke from that week’s episode of Modern Family, which is one of my favourite shows, in any event, you get the gist.

In my first something extra, call it obiter if you like, I’d like to share this online article I first came across in my last year of law school ).  It’s a few writing tips, modeled after Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, John Roberts, considered by many legal pundits, irrespective of political belief, to be one of the best legal writers in the history of the US Supreme Court.  Think about that for a moment.  At any rate, use the writing tips at your leisure or feel free to share some of your own with us.


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