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THE LIGHTER SIDE


TIRED AT THE END OF "FINALS WEEK" circa 1982

 

  

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 h/t to John P. McConnell on Twitter

 


BECAUSE WE LOVE QUIZZES AND THERE HASN'T BEEN AN ABA ONE RECENTLY

 

 

Here's a timely news quiz with a few legally-oriented questions. Enjoy.

 

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TRUTH 

  

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From: What Lawyers Put in Their Bios vs. What Clients Want

 


HE WANTS IT HIS WAY

 

 

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TIME FOR JOY, TIME FOR THE QUIZ

 

Here's the week's ABA Journal News Quiz,

courtesy of the American Bar Association. 

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SHAKE IT OFF

 

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Judge dismisses complaint in Taylor Swift copyright matter.

 

 


DIRECT EXAMINATION

 

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TEST YOUR LEGAL SMARTS ON THIS

 

Here's the week's ABA Journal News Quiz,

courtesy of the American Bar Association. 

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SANTA BREACH OF CONTRACT?

 

 

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HBO's JOHN OLIVER'S SOLUTION FOR NO CAMERAS AT THE SUPREME COURT

 

 


HANGIN' OUT ON THE SUPREME COURT STEPS

 

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