When I first started looking for work in DC, I was told that the first thing I should do is get my application for the DC bar in as soon as possible. And so I started working on it. And then I got a job and put the application on the back burner. A few months later I found myself unemployed for a few weeks and thought about the application but never got around to it. Again I find myself unemployed and after a few weeks, I finally open up the folder that I so neatly filed away in September.
I start reading through the directions. Page 1, I find neatly prepared in the folder. Page 2, a form that I had to request from my law school, is still in the envelope but in the folder like it should be. Page 3, also neatly prepared. I'm thinking, hey, I'm on a roll, I'll have this sucker done in no time. Page 4, MPRE scores (ethics test) - I panic, I have no idea where those test scores are, maybe in Utah, I check my files, nope. I go to my computer and start googling, prepared to request a new copy - light bulb: check your emails. I search MPRE (name of the test) and the first thing that comes up is an email from myself, subject: MPRE. I open up the email and it says "just in case you need it" and the very form that I need is attached. It was a surreal moment, probably the closest to time travel that I may ever experience. I thank my past self profusely as I print out the form.
I'm thinking, this is in the bag, well done, past self. Until, Page 5, Certificate of Good Standing. Uh-oh. This I don't have and I'm pretty sure I never got this far the first time around. I go to the Utah State Bar Association website and find a link - oh good, there's a form. Oh good, I have to mail it in and it's going to take 5-7 business days (which means it could take up to 2 weeks with shipping time on each end) - fail! Thanks a lot, past self. I rush off to the post office, hoping they're open til 6 - they're not. On my walk home - light bulb: fax it in the morning.