The referee blows the whistle. Tequila Mockingbird #44, jammer for roller derby team The Fury, is on the prowl, and she is out to win. Hugging the curve of the rink as she darts and dodges through the formation's thick crowd of players, she manages to consistently block Ana Mission from God, the Windy City Roller League's best jammer to date—but that's all changed now. Tequila Mockingbird has tripped up Ana Mission from God's winning streak, assisting in her team's championship win.
Last Wednesday Brian T. Valery pled guilty to second-degree grand larceny, having stolen more than $200,000 from a Manhattan law firm. Valery, who had ''convinced colleagues, clients, and judicial officials'' that he was an attorney, wrongfully charged the firm lawyer fees without, well, being an actual lawyer, says an article on Law.com.
It is interesting to discover some true facts about lawyers and the legal profession. Many people seem to have romanticized views about the people who choose this career and the work that they do. To some people this seems like a storybook existence, but even with fairy tales you have to occasionally give yourself reality check. Lawyers can have very high powered careers and live exciting lives, but there are some less than glamorous facts that are also present.