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Blog Entry 106

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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March 17th, 2011Spring has Sprung! Today we finally got some beautiful weather that Michigan is so well known for at this time of year.  When the weather is nice, my whole mood improves. This morning I was supposed to have an appointment with one of my clients in the veterans clinic but he forgot about it, so we rescheduled for next week.  This afternoon I went to the piquette apartments for veterans with one of the clinic attorneys t...
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Blog Entry 105

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March 13th, 2011Great Weekend! This past Thursday was my hearing with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals for one of my clients in the Veterans Law Clinic.  I think it went really well and it was definitely one of the more exciting things I’ve been able to do so far in my legal career.  Unfortunately, the Board can take up to six months to release its decision, so I don’t know the outcome yet! Friday I worked all day and then ran some...
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Blog Entry 104

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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March 8th, 2011March Madness March is completely crazy! I feel like if I can survive this month, finals will be a breeze. (Although, I’m sure come April I will be singing a different tune.)   This Thursday I get to conduct a hearing with the Board of Veterans Appeals in the Federal McNamara Building downtown for one of my clients in the Veterans Clinic. I’ve been working on this case for weeks now; I feel like I could recite the file i...
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Blog Entry 103

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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March 4th, 2011Between work, school, and the Veterans clinic, I’ve been so busy that I’ve only been able get about 3 hours of sleep a night.  Unfortunately, I still do not have enough time to get everything done. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to handle this; I know I really need to get a good night of rest. I’d love to get 6 hours of sleep; in fact, I think it would be the best feeling ever. Instead, I’m trying to figure out if there is a...
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Blog Entry 102

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February 19th, 2011Spring Break! Although I’m not going anywhere exotic, I am ecstatic about not having classes next week. This is going to be my catch-up week.  This morning I met my Keenan Appellate Advocacy competition teammate up at the Oakland County court house to practice our oral arguments.  Every single time I get up to argue, I get this amazing adrenaline rush.  I’ve mentioned before that I was a dancer most of my life. ...
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Blog Entry 101

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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February 6th, 2011Barrister’s Ball Last night was the annual Barrister’s Ball, more casually known as law school prom.  This year we had it at Motor City Casino.  The venue was really beautiful, and with dinner and an open bar, who couldn’t have a good time? This is one event you never want to miss. It’s always a guaranteed successful night. It was a great break from studying, working, and just legal thinking in general! Unfortunately...
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Blog Entry 100

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January 30th, 2011Snow Storm…Friend or Foe? This Tuesday night/Wednesday morning we’re supposed to get a brutal snow storm. My initial thoughts to this were not nice ones. I have class on Tuesday night until 10PM, and then must return to school Wednesday morning by 8:30AM for my clinic. In a bad snow storm, by the time I get home Tuesday night, I will have to turn around to get back to school on time Wednesday morning. But then…an email changed ...
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Blog Entry 99

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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January 24th, 2011What kind of car do you drive? An attorney told me the other day that people will measure your success by the kind of car you drive. He continued, “When you’re meeting a client and you pull up in an old crappy car, how much faith do you think that client will have in you?” Thank God I’m still in law school because I doubt my 2002 Ford Escape would impress any potential client. I guess I know what my first big purchase is g...
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Blog Entry 98

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January 17th, 2011MLK Day Although school was technically closed, I spent MLK Day working in the Veteran’s Clinic. Even though I was there for almost 9 hours, I can’t believe how fast the day flew by! I was able to talk with a couple of my clients, and really start working on the files. A couple of highlights for this week: Wednesday- The monthly SBA meeting will take place this Wednesday. We haven’t had one since before finals, so it’ll proba...
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Blog Entry 97

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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January 12th, 2011Yesterday we got hit with a ton of snow which seemed to never stop coming. I didn’t even know we were expecting snow; it was quite the shock when I got out of class at 10 last night and had to dig my car out. It took me almost an hour to get home, so I knew I was going to have to wake up extra early this morning to make it back to school by 8:30 for my Veteran’s Clinic office hours. I set my alarm for 5:45…it was brutal. The dri...
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