The Nightmare Before Exam Results, May 19, 2013


Imagine the transition from law student to lawyer – the thoughts of all those bright minds, having studied for years to earn their Juris Doctorate degree. And now, living with the anxiety of the day when their California Bar Exam results will surely arrive. Penned below, the remembrances of one such lawyer. 

Flight, Fear, and the Surety of Imminent Death:
Awaiting California Bar Exam Results

David A. Cain, JD. California Western School of Law ’13

 The nightmares started the week before bar results posted.

 The California bar exam is notoriously difficult and my subconscious started sending up nightly reminders how slim my chances were, how many eggs I had loaded into this basket, and how easily I could lose my grip on it.

Each morning started at around 5 AM when my eyes would shoot open …


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Bankruptcy Basics

Bankruptcy Southern District NY

There are two main kinds of consumer bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and chapter 13. Each will help in a financial crisis, and each has a different way of solving money problems.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or liquidation, is the most common. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy won’t get rid of all debts but is very good at eliminating unsecured debts such as credit cards, medical bills, old utility bills, signature loans, etc. Chapter 7 cases proceed fairly quickly, generally completing in just a few months. If you choose chapter 7, you will completea fairly lengthy bankruptcy petition. Many of the questions are asked more than once, in different sections, in different ways. But, generally, the petition requires that you list all of your assets and all of your debts, disclose your income and expenses and significant legal and financial events such as recent windfalls and losses, transfers of assets, marriages and past addresses. 

2nd Amendment

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Avoid Foreclosure or Eviction

On March 26, 2010, the Administration announced enhancements to the Making Home Affordable Program (MHA) and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) refinance program to give a greater number of responsible borrowers an opportunity to remain in their homes and reduce costly foreclosures. The changes are two-fold: Provide temporary assistance to unemployed homeowners while they search for re-employment; and give lenders greater flexibility to reduce mortgage balances.

And Bank of America announced a program, initially aimed at up to 45,000 Countrywide borrowers, that will reduce principal balances up to 30% of the loan amount, to help keep people in their homes and avoid foreclosure.