Question of the Week

Have you had lucky breaks in your legal career?


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The Cleveland Cavaliers secured the No. 1 draft pick in Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery despite only having a 1.7 percent chance of doing so (see SB Nation for an explanation of the weighted lottery system). That’s the second straight year and the third time in four years that the franchise has ended up with the No. 1 draft pick.

Winning so many No. 1 draft picks is admittedly a dubious honor when you consider that the Cavaliers have not made the playoffs since LeBron James left in 2010. But the franchise’s amazing lottery luck is undeniable.

So this week, we’d like to ask you: Have you had lucky breaks in your legal career? And have you been able to make the most of them? Tell us about it, whether it was a stroke of luck that helped you win a case, land a job, or get into law school.

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: Can you squeeze a winning appellate brief into a tweet?

Featured answer:

Posted by Isaac Laquedem: “From Bush v. Gore: ‘OK for Florida to hang chads w/o due process no matter whose Gore is oxed. No Fed’l issue on state ballot; need POTUS by 1/20/01.’”

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