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  • “Be Prepared.”: by Erin O’Dea
    “Be Prepared.”: by Erin O’Dea

    “Be Prepared.” You can thank the Scouts for that little gem. I was only a Girl Scout for a few days. (Yes, “be prepared” was also the Girl Scout motto.) I didn’t like the girly badges they tried to ...

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  • "Oh the Places You'll Go (As a Clerk)"

    When Larry Rice hired me back in March of last year, I asked him, “What will I have an opportunity to learn from you while I clerk, and how will that help me transition from student to an attorney?” ...

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  • Beyond the Books: My First Two Months as a Law Clerk
    Beyond the Books: My First Two Months as a Law Clerk

    When I began my new job as a law clerk at Rice, Amundsen, & Caperton, PLLC, two months ago, I had never worked in an office, had been inside the Shelby County Courthouse only twice—though I grew up in ...

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  • Observing Court Through the Eyes of a Rice Law Law Clerk
    Observing Court Through the Eyes of a Rice Law Law Clerk

    Court observation is extremely useful for law students, as it helps to cement legal rules in an aspiring attorney’s memory. I have been fortunate to work for Rice, Amundsen & Caperton, PLLC because ...

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  • Clerking at Rice Law
    Clerking at Rice Law

    The Story of How Law Students Become Lawyers Law school makes law students. Law practice makes lawyers. Somewhere between the two is a law clerk. As a law clerk, you will continue to learn in the ...

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  • Want to Become a Law Clerk's Best Friend? Get Organized
    Want to Become a Law Clerk's Best Friend? Get Organized

    The amount of paperwork that comes through a divorce attorney’s office can be mind-boggling. On a daily basis I am shuffling through credit card statements, retirement account balances, and parenting ...

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