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The Real Legal Assistant/Secretarial World

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Sunshine
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0 posted 08-10-99 05:22 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


In this world of legalese and lore
Where ethics come first to the fore
I sit and ponder oh my fate
For all these motions cannot be late.

Yet no whine shall my voice entertain
When the phone is answered, show no disdain
For all those yahoos who think I’ve time
To listen to their tales of crime.

Here comes the attorney I slave hereunder
acting like I’ve made the blunder
on the brief he’s crafted himself alone ~~
hee, hee, for his mistakes I will not atone.

Late morning mail brings the news
now my morning shifts into high cruise
all deadlines are coming, make no mistake
not even tonight will I get to snooze.

Appellate briefs must be concise
and I’m sure to count the pages all
for should I be wrong or my margins askew
away my attorney’s case will fall.

Now impending discovery sits upon my desk
looking like Mt. Vesuvius reborn anew.
Make no mistake, no time shall I take
for lunch, or a life, but only look for clues.

For the heck of it why don’t you pick
my brain on some forgotten file of old
and I’ll search the archives and clear the dust
and find this “pot of gold!”

Take on some investigation, and bill some real time?
Oh heck yes boss, and put in some overtime.
Fed Ex’s out my ear…faxes galore and e-mails furious
I picked this legal life as of law I was curious.

10 August, 1999
©KRJ


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© KRJ
Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Balladeer
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1 posted 08-11-99 12:06 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sunshine, you've got too much free time on your hands to be able to write this delightful little look into the workplace!
Tim
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2 posted 08-11-99 01:12 AM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

I hope you are not insintuating that a Kansas lawyer could not be anything other than a caring and compassionate employer.... *smile*
elvira
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3 posted 08-11-99 04:25 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

yup...the paralegal does the work and the lawyer gets the pay...no offense Tim
PS: i hope you wrote this on company time


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Sunshine
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4 posted 08-11-99 09:08 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I'm in the best of both worlds: a wonderful boss and a wonderful husband...they are not the same man, but that they share the same birthday and are both Vets...well, it makes you wonder about God's plans...

I wrote this because I was asked to do an article for our Legal newsletter, and I couldn't get my mind on anything serious. Luckily the editor liked it and it will be "published..."

Thanks for your comments. And Tim, perchance someday we'll meet...how would you like to volunteer for some State chores with KLPI? {~,^}

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© KRJ
Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nan
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5 posted 08-11-99 01:16 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Ah yes - another legal mind - writing good poetry..... Gotsta love it!!!


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Nay, if our wits run the Wild-Goose chase, I am done:
For thou hast more of the Wild-Goose in one of thy wits,
Than I am sure I have in my whole five.
~ ²1592 Wm. Shakespeare ~ Romeo & Juliet ~ ii. iv. 75



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suthern
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on the threshold of a dream


6 posted 08-12-99 10:44 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I don't work as a legal assistant anymore... but I can certainly relate... Sleep? What's that? LOL. Great poem!
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 08-12-99 11:15 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Precise and concise, well done.
Denise
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8 posted 07-17-2000 07:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This sounds exactly like my office! Talk about earning money the hard way....hehehe   This is great, Karilea!

Denise
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