NY Bar Exam Sells Out

When life gives you lemons, consider planting an orange tree. You don’t have to use the lemons if they don’t suit your needs. I point this out because the New York State Bar Association last week tweeted a message from the state’s chief judge saying, “Given current conditions in New York — including public health concerns, social distancing guidelines, and crowd density restrictions — it is clear that seating capacity for the September bar examination will be limited.”

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Too Much News

One day when I was the editorial page editor of the late, lamented North County (San Diego) Times, I dropped my butt into the chair in an empty newsroom, with my head on top of it, (not directly on top) and got the first call of the day from an irate reader.

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Best Advice I Ever Got

I taught English in public high schools for nine years, and the best principal I ever had taught me an important lesson. He said that when we had to call parents in for a kid’s behavior, “I don’t want you to let them leave until you’ve told them something that will make them feel good about their kid.”

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