That's some Latin shit, yo. But for those who want to avoid thinking of that great (though flawed) Republic which gently rotted into a mere empire, I could have also titled this post: Green, Go! (And if you ain't a Tiptree fan, I can't help you.)
OK - I'm off to various cities in FL armed with bits of paper. Lots of bits of paper. Here's some of it:
If people believe what those papers say (including myself believing and remembering) then all will be well. In a mere 147 hours I may well have passed the FL bar exam, the first step to actually getting barred in FL (To be fully barred, there's a separate character and fitness exam which, due to one institution losing some paperwork, may run until Feb. Meh. But, regardless of either, I can still practice provisionally there, due to my clinic experience, etc.)
At the risk of offending my knees and back, I have put all this important paper inside waterproof containers, which I have put into a bag, which I have put onto my back, which I will put into various buses, trains, planes, automobiles, public libraries, private educational institutions, hotels, motels, apartment buildings, houses, restaurants, public thoroughfares, private residences, and perhaps even a goddamn beach.
But I think I'm in decent shape.
I have my lucky sideburns, grown out in various cities and studying locations.
I am being totally assisted in my efforts by The Sensible Law Student. Perhaps I should call him the Sensibly Hellish Former Law Student. In any event, as many of you know, he's an absolute prince and will be putting me up for part of my stay. While I could do all this solo, it's always nice to have a thoughtful human presence with you at ground zero.
I hope to blog, but if not, let me take the moment to wish all my friends, and any degree of acquaintance, irritant, or enemy, nothing but the very best success and good fortune if they're taking the bar. I maintain that there are many potentially kick-ass lawyers and damn fine humans who just don't align well with the testing methods various states have selected - be strong, good luck!