Sunday, March 09, 2008

Disk? What, Are You Kidding? 

I've been attending seminars offered by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, in an effort to learn how actually to practice law, as opposed to the work I've done for four years (and for which I shall be paying loans for the next dozen years) to simply be an attorney. I've also purchased some materials from MCLE, one of which is titled, "Drafting and Enforcing Massachusetts Contracts." For most of these materials, MCLE provides a 3-ring binder (with weak seams which split fairly early on in their lifetimes) and a plastic-wrapped set of pages and dividers. The first task to perform is to assemble the whole thing. They also include inserts for the front and edge of the binder. Frequently they also include a CD with various forms the new attorney can use. Not so with this contracts volume. I open the packaging, and a 3.25 inch disk falls out. A disk? What, are you kidding me? I actually spoke these words aloud. My cats had no response. Who even has a disk drive on their computer anymore? If they do, it's time to replace that hunk of junk! What do you have, around 200 MB of storage?

I tried surfing over to the (barely functional) MCLE website to see if they also have these forms available on CD, but of course it appears to be down at the present moment. I suppose it would make a handy coaster in an emergency, or something to fling at the bird feeder when the squirrel is gnawing at the plastic inserts.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 4:18 PM