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Top 5 Generation J.D. posts of the year

Here's another reason why I love Generation J.D.: the most-read blog posts of the year include tips for job interviews and reminiscing about the bar exam. But the most-read blog post of the year prominently features Dungeons & Dragons. A big thank you to all of the contributors this year for making this blog a success. We've got 10 people blogging right now (you'll meet our newest blogger tomorrow) but are always on the lookout for young lawyers who want to write about their experiences being, well, young lawyers. If you're interested in one day blogging for us, please send me an email. And now, without further ado, the most-read Generation J.D. blog posts of the year: 1. All gang members start of playing Dungeons & Dragons -- Jan. 31 It took 20 pages for the U.S Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit to decide that convicted murderer Kevin Singer was not allowed to play Dungeons & Dragons in prison because it could lead to gang activity. (Sidenote:  I saw this story first on a website I visit daily — www.syfy.com — which I always type in as www.scifi.com. All of you nerds know why. It even had a link to a great Above the Law article on the subject.) I had some friends in junior high school who played D&D.  They were all nerds (I say this lovingly — I was and still am a nerd). Every last one of them embodied at least 75 percent of the stereotypical nerd description — unpopular, academic, lacking in sports knowledge, lacking the ability/desire to play sports, routinely bullied and with a severely compromised ability to interact with the opposite sex. 2. What I hate about lawyering -- April 4 We did a good job for that client. Our firm represented her a few times before the Workers’ Compensation Commission. There was an appeal to the circuit court, and trial was on the calendar. We negotiated a fantastic settlement, submitted it to the commission, and it was approved. The check came in the mail shortly thereafter.

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  1. I nominate Pushkin for next year’s Leader in Law.

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