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Student Lawyer magazine: September/October 2016

Student Lawyer Magazine September October 2016

In the September/October 2016 of Student Lawyer, we look at the look of the Modern Lawyer – do you have to change your personal style to get hired? We’ll also tell you how easy it is to not get hired, introduce you to five rock start student networkers, and bring you up to speed on what happened at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Must you conform to get a job?
Times are changing, but whether you can showcase your personality with your dress, tattoos, piercings, and other ways to express yourself is still a judgment call.

What not to doJob hunting: What not to do
Ask any hiring partner, legal recruiter, or human resources professional in the field, and they’ll likely be able to come up with at least a couple of anecdotes of epic blunders that have doomed many new associates. While every year a crop of newly minted lawyers hits the open market, the professionals who are in charge of making the hiring decisions can easily identify the patterns of common mistakes that wind up tanking the chances of the unprepared.

NetworkingHow 5 students rocked their networking skills
Networking. It’s a single word that can strike fear into the hearts of law students. From the moment you step onto campus as a first-year student, networking is championed by career services, experts, and scores of experienced lawyers. Here, your fellow students across the country tell their stories of how they landed an interview or a job by just being themselves, being resourceful, and using fate to their advantage.

ABA PremiumThe Power of Premium Membership
Last year, the ABA Law Student Division made a significant change as membership became free for all law students for the first time. This year, we’re offering something even better— a chance to upgrade to Premium for only $25 a year to enjoy exclusive benefits and discounts.

Let’s get this academic year started
Student Editor Lynae Tucker says: “Greetings and welcome back to the school year from Student Lawyer magazine. Let me introduce myself: I’m the magazine’s new student editor, and I’m here to continue the legacy of providing relevant and accurate advice to help you survive law school with a little less work.”

Don’t believe the rumors about legal writing
If you’re a first year student, chances are you’ve already heard rumors about Legal Writing. Every year, news spreads among entering students that the first-year legal writing course is something to be survived, a necessary but dreaded part of your required curriculum. Here are the top three reasons you should ignore the naysayers and embrace your writing course from day one.

Members of the Law Student Division House of Delegates vote on resolutions at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.3 things you missed if you weren’t at annual
If you weren’t there to take advantage of the learning, networking, and futurebuilding that happened at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, here are just three things you missed.

5 ways to maximize your ABA membership
MIchael Dumas, immediate past vice chair of the ABA Law Student Division, offers his advice on leveraging the more than 60 different practice, interest, and specialty groups to your career’s advantage.

Lauryn CollierHead of the Class
Lauryn Collier ‘plans’ her way to success
Lauryn Collier is a planner. In 2014, the third-year student at The Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee launched her own company, New Palm Creations. The firm aims to be the first-of-its-kind fully functioning event planning and program management agency that offers all its services for little to no cost to its clients.

Alan DershowitzI Wish I’d Known
Be wary of representing acquaintances
Alan M. Dershowitz says: “Although I learned a lot of theory from great professors, law school didn’t prepare me for the rough and tumble of practicing criminal law, particularly defending people accused of some of the most heinous crimes. One thing I didn’t learn, and wish I had, was how to deal with acquaintances or friends who ask for legal help.”

LSD tests new caucuses
Now that the Law Student Division has elected to alter its bylaws to cut the circuit governor structure and work more directly through the LSD Assembly, it’s a good time to reflect on the process and the division’s future. Our circuit structure previously divided the map into 15 circuits with equal population distribution of students.

Law School Nation
A quick roundup of upcoming events going on across the country.

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  • Lawrence Cisneros

    Manufactured Home Park Owners and The M.R.L. the established “Mobile Home Residency Law” booklet

    This discussion relates to the title’s above and as to current event
    on what i am about to post all in relevance too these laws and others because currently i am living through it from what had pushed me into a deadly negative state of anger , i have managed to reassemble my anger and direct it toward a positive wrathful intent for changes in one area of life, necessary for its reform with awareness and i need your help to bring the light of justice out of the darkness of injustice .Corporate fraud is at the front line in the manufactured home community or mobile home parks (not trailers), its nothing new for us hearing it as unlawful business practices, and white collar crime .

    The ladder from the top down.
    There are a 2 people Lee M. Kort and Michael Hume Scott both live in Los Angeles CA. . These two are partners in all that they do in business by name and by personal standpoints. Michael Hume Scott is very wealthy and Lee Kort watches over Michael Scott his money Lee Kort who was appointed by family for account purposes . Lee Kort adventures new business investments with Michael’s money focused on purchases of manufactured home parks throughout California and some other U.S. states. They operate under 100’s of fictitious names some used for management of manufactured parks and some for financial relevance with several business’s located at one address making it difficult to track down the owners and hide their activities and for different reasons or for jurisdiction purposes. One of their business’s is a management company called Sierra Corporate Management and was or is ran by hired executive Abe Arrigotti a realtor and master in the business of mobile home title fraud, declares false power of attorney over new purchasers who buy mobile home’s from park managers who are unlicensed and unsupervised in these park office’s.The park managers are trained to bait and hook unsuspecting people “retards such as myself ” i had purchased a home from here in city of Glendora CA. 91740 from the” Arrowhead Mobile Home Park ” Kort and Scott ” owned Park 201 Arrow Highway , Glendora CA. 91740. The home is sold and a small lot of land the home sits upon is rented usually for less than an apartment.In my case the home was sold to me by the parks manager , it was park owned , but not properly registered for resale with CA. housing and community department , and sold having no possession of a properly ready to sign title to me when i payed for the home’s full asking price from the park by 15 days as contracted from sale inception .Not knowing any of this at the time , the home purchase contract the manager was handling with its sale and accepting money was in violation of the housing department code , unlicensed sale while unsupervised and accepting a down payment and related title fraud , the park never presented to me title ,because of no escrow related to the sale the rental contract by CA. state law that it is to be made part of the sales contract in such case , My question Doesn’t that make the rental contract an unlawful lease under an unlawful sale to purchaser as such ???