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A Day At The Law Office

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Denise
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0 posted 07-02-2000 07:10 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Denise

('Praecipe' sounds like 'recipe'. It is a petition to the court requiring a response by the opposite party in a law suit.)


The praecipe is due today
Before this hourís past
It must be finished, on its way;
The clock is flying fast.

Taut nerves are stretched a little more;
Seems stress is all you gain;
How much of this can you endure
Before you go insane?

Now finally the work is done
And on its way to court;
A time-stamped copy you have won
ďAllís wellĒ, you can report.

Another challenge will be faced;
This one thing donít forget
Just keep your cool when lifeís fast-paced
The challenge will be met.


6/30/2000



[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 07-02-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Denise - All Rights Reserved
Mike
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1 posted 07-02-2000 07:20 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

How could I not read this one... *smile*
well written... now, could you type me up a writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum?
sorry.. hehe
truly did enjoy your poem though... I will show it to my secretaries... and they probably will say... she sounds like she has an ogre for a boss also...

just a tad of advice however... remember... old lawyers never die, they just lose their appeal...

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 07-02-2000).]
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2 posted 07-02-2000 07:26 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Denise, I would gladly put my briefs in your hands  

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 07-02-2000).]
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3 posted 07-02-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Denise~
If I need one of those 'thingies'
I'll call you.  
Meanwhile a 'recipe' for relaxation
is to take Monday AND Tuesday off ! !

LOL @ Mike ...
~*Marge*~



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4 posted 07-02-2000 07:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Mike - One writ of habeas corpus whatzahoozie (on bond paper of course!) comin' right up! hehehe....that's cool, showing this to your secretaries, let me know what they say for real, 'cause I know that you're no ogre. Now on the other hand I won't be showing this to my boss 'cause he's very old. He wouldn't find your remarks very appealing! But I found them hillarious!  

Balladeer - You do that and I'll have you pleading for more! hehehehe  

Marge - Just petition me! Well, I have to go to work tomorrow but all the lawyers have off so it should be a somewhat relaxing day, after I get caught up with the month's worth of filing that was left for me by the woman who I replaced. Real sweetheart, huh? She gave 4 weeks notice and then stopped doing all her filing. And that's alot of filing, isn't it Mike?

Thanks for reading and for your wonderful comments!  

[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 07-02-2000).]
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You must love your job if you write poetry about it...this was great!  
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6 posted 07-03-2000 03:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, I do, Sharon, I absolutely love it! Despite some tense moments now and again, it is the best job that I have ever had! Thanks for reading and for your lovely reply! And don't forget - you will soon have the job of your dreams too!  

Denise
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Denise~ my brother is a legal specialist in the Army, I'm sure he'd enjoy this, I will show it to him! Great poem!   -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB


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8 posted 07-03-2000 04:14 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Great poem Denise!  I work with legal documents daily ... but don't have nearly as much fun as you!         Glad you like the new job!  Wonderful, fun poem!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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I'm so glad you love your new job, Denise...I've been wondering...enjoyed the poem.
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Nice poem, Denise...

Enjoyed muchly...

regards, sudhir.
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Thank you, Sea, Kit, Martie and Sudhir for reading and for your wonderful replies! Sorry it took so long to thank you, I have been without phone lines for a couple of days, but I am finally connected again!  

Denise
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Dsnyder, My girlfriend works for an attorney, I plan on showing this to her, I'm sure she shares your sense of humor.  Thank you for the good read.
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Denise are you stressin already? Sunshine has to see this one  
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14 posted 07-05-2000 11:33 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Wow, Denise, sounds like your job is more stressful than mine! LOL  

Elizabeth


I'm grabbing my hat and coat
I'm leaving the cat a note
Quick call me a ferry boat-getting out of town!

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15 posted 07-07-2000 08:11 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you, Gemini, Rebecca and Elizabeth for reading and for your lovely replies! I love my new job, even with its stressful moments! It's quite an exciting environment!  

Denise
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16 posted 07-09-2000 03:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

So, what do you think, Sunshine? I thought you'd get a kick out of this!

Denise
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Sunshine likes this one a lot
for all the above is what she's got
deadlines to meet, briefs to file
wading through discovery deep as a mile

exhibits to prepare, witnesses to prep
ahead of my lawyer I am by one step
subpoenaes to serve, witnesses to cajole
it's no wonder I feel my role

liens to waive, judges to call
ask any question, I don't know it all!

Denise, loved it!  It may have passed me by...are we perhaps sisters in the same profession?  E-mail me anytime...

meanwhile, a little boost to the top won't hurt this one at all...

Sunny

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When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

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I've been on the sending end of one of them there 'Praecipes'- because someone wouldn't respond to my petition. Talk about being on needles and pins, first waiting 30 days with no response, then filing (for an additional $1000) this thing so that a judge could force a response.  Pissed me off, it did!

Corinne
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Great poetic reply, Karilea! Love it! I am brand new to the legal field as a secretary. There isn't enough money in the world to pay me to be a paralegal, I don't know how you do it. It's all I can do to keep up with the typing and filing, binding and filing, retyping and filing, photocopying and filing for two, sometimes three lawyers. Today one secretary was on vacation and the receptionist was out sick, so I was working for three attorneys instead of my regular two and taking turns at the reception desk.
Talk about a day from hell. I'm glad you got a kick out of this!

Corinne, that's terrible. I'd be upset too. Them things can sure be expensive.

Thanks for reading and for replying!

Denise

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Denise, I've got a great praecipe for beef stew which is a lot more soothing, and there's no time limit. You can come whenever your want
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I love this, Denise!!
Take care.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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Denise, great expression of your day at work. It was very descriptive and different than your usual work. Great job!!
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Thanks Elizabeth (beef stew sounds delicious!), Lizzie (you take care too and hurry back!) and Nate for reading and for your lovely comments!  

Denise
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and THIS is what I have to look forward to when I'm a paralegal? Sounds wonderful.

~sky

So you go and make it happen
Do your best, just keep on laughing
It's all on you, there's always a brand new day. -Avril Lavigne

 
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