Saturday, September 23, 2006

Bellezza made me do it

Yes. I am blogging. But really quick. Because Bellezza made me do it.

I work for a company that provids online legal research to practitioners, judges, clerks, law students, and generally really anyone who can afford the service and need it.

Here is what I do.

If a case is decided in the district courts of the Sixth and Ninth Circuits, I summarize those. So anything from Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, and then those states out there on the West Coast ... Cal, Ariz, Wash, Ore, Mont.

And what is a summary, you ask? I read a case. I pull out generic points of law like this:

An appellate court reviews a district court's denial of a motion for summary judgment under the de novo standard of review. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56.

Then I classify that little nugget of law into something that is generally searchable, so when our customer comes online, they can pull up all cases that have that classification, which would be something like: Civil Procedure; Summary Judgment; Standards of Review; De Novo.

I then write a brief synopsis of the case, pulling out what I believe to be pertinent information, so when a customer finds this one case, all of that information is at the top of the case. All they have to do is read that summary and decide if it is something they want or don't need.

So isn't that exciting? Hey ... I had to use that law degree SOMEhow.

I work solely from home, with the work week starting at 12:01 am Monday and running through 11:59 pm Sunday night. My family has learned to NEVER call me on the weekend.


Blogger Bellezza said...

Holy Smokes! Witty, compassionate, blogger, mother, wife, knitter and lawyer...I am very impressed with you, seriously. What a wonderful set of accomplishments you have, and I am proud to blog with you. Thanks for addressing my question in a post. Bellezza

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is great that you can make your degree work for you. I know so many people who have degrees and their line of work has absolutely nothing to do with it. Bravo.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Tif said...

thank you for stopping by! :heart:

can't wait to keep coming to read :)

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Jacque said...

De Novo....wasn't that an 80's band or something??? Ha just kidding. Girlfriend you rock! You're the most multitalented person I know!

2:25 PM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Awww... geee.... you all make my blush!

Multi-talented, or glutton for punishment?

4:28 PM  
Blogger jen said...

wow...glad i found your blog, and now i need to know what you do with those 2 extra minutes....

10:19 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

You have my dream job: working from home reviewing law cases. I'm jealous!

I love being at home, but there are day I miss working in the law field.

5:13 PM  

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