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Calishitlawguru Home Photos and 2017 P&L

I thought it would be fun to attach a link to photos of my h...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
Respect the hustle bri
Stimm So Hard I Can Fly
  05/14/17
what happened in may? how many employees? how such ste...
MoreDoughHi
  05/14/17
Steady income because I have so many files. I am up to about...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
wtf an offer of 1.3? not the usual $5K at mediation? you're ...
MoreDoughHi
  05/14/17
I have a full time paralegal and a few attorneys that do con...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
Which mediator is doing this one. I remember you like tessi...
jeremy nguyen
  05/14/17
E-mail me and I'll tell you. It's a judge at Judicate West.
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
"Steady income because I have so many files. I am up to...
A Jurisprudence is Performed
  05/16/17
A lot of PI is just waiting while they treat. Not as intense...
calishitlawguru
  05/16/17
Even so it's amazing that you can handle that with only one ...
A Jurisprudence is Performed
  05/16/17
180 all around.
jon arbuckle
  05/14/17
Where are your expert fees calculated
jeremy nguyen
  05/14/17
I rarely hire experts. That only really happens close to tri...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
Do you have a bunch of 180 treating physicians who treat on ...
jeremy nguyen
  05/14/17
Yes. I also am very good friends with my doctors. A group of...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
180 love hanging with chill orthopods These guys know ho...
Dickskin Condoms
  05/14/17
Are all your connections because of your ethinicity / religi...
Stimm So Hard I Can Fly
  05/14/17
Well mostly just talking to lots of people. I wasn't particu...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
(guy who read "cali" and "guru" but noth...
jon arbuckle
  05/14/17
You need to move or completely gut that house, interior is u...
Frank Lloyd Wrong
  05/14/17
It's actually really bright. I just took the photos at 6:30a...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
Rip out that floor and put bamboo in and paint the walls whi...
Frank Lloyd Wrong
  05/14/17
Lol thought the same thing
.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,.
  05/14/17
What happened in March
lovable coin trader
  05/14/17
he got paid.
jon arbuckle
  05/14/17
March: Auto Accident - 45k Auto Accident - 33k DUI - 1.2...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
you want want to replace "client loan" with "...
MoreDoughHi
  05/14/17
How much time do you spend on the cases that settle for $2-1...
lovable coin trader
  05/14/17
Almost the same amount of time as the ones that settle for 1...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
Do your chiros always take MRIs and refer to an ortho
jeremy nguyen
  05/14/17
Most of the time. Some people say ortho should be the one re...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
Isn't it hard to take vacations with that caseload
jeremy nguyen
  05/14/17
I take 1-2 international vacations a year. This year I did N...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
do you use clio or cosmolex?
MoreDoughHi
  05/14/17
Dropbox, excel, and word baby!
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
fuck gc!
MoreDoughHi
  05/14/17
gmail or outlook? how much a month on website seo?
MoreDoughHi
  05/14/17
Gmail. I gchat with my paralegal and contract attorneys. Sup...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
[wordpress masterman]
MoreDoughHi
  05/14/17
Post of the year! Devastating.
Dickskin Condoms
  05/14/17
"I usually work 2 hours a day on vacation and answer my...
Non sequitur
  05/14/17
It's not nearly as bad as it sounds. The trade off is that I...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
bill gates is "super rich." floyd mayweather is a ...
pepito .
  05/16/17
I live in a wealthy area in the San Fernando Valley in Los A...
calishitlawguru
  05/16/17
describe the magnitude of injuries and treatment on some of ...
attornethereum
  05/16/17
All the carpet is TTT
lovable coin trader
  05/14/17
haha. Ya, I need to replace it. House is worth 1.4 million n...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
Rate this thread where a biglaw associate who has for the fi...
lovable coin trader
  05/14/17
so is the officer's salary expense your salary?
>(:::::@\\\\\\\"o)
  05/14/17
Yes. I usually only take salary once a year but I pulled out...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
So ur making like 650k? I'm an associate making 450 tryin...
>(:::::@\\\\\\\"o)
  05/14/17
650K in 5 months...this is January to present.
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
...
MoreDoughHi
  05/14/17
Also you missed the 54K SEP IRA contribution.
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
So ur on pace for a mil? MAybe I'll start doing this
>(:::::@\\\\\\\"o)
  05/14/17
"Maybe I'll start doing this"....LOL....
Alpha Dog
  05/16/17
Just do make a million dollars a year in shitlaw. I guess th...
bigdickin
  05/18/17
18000000000000000000000000000000
Kaia Gerber's boytoy
  05/14/17
wheres ur man cave
Wilbur Mercer, permanently embarrassed millionaire
  05/14/17
That shit is dumb. I have my pool table, my full size arcade...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
Xo makes me sad I'm a poor salary cuck barely maeking it
jeremy nguyen
  05/14/17
Threads like this should motivate you. I almost never learn ...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
Wife just put out our mother's day spread for our family: ht...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
180 bro
desperado
  05/14/17
You MADE it bro. Pretty stoked to see the career/salary p...
....:::..:....:::..:...;;;..;...:.::
  05/14/17
Honestly, anyone can do it, and so can you. You just have to...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
Do you direct market at all via email or use FB advertising?...
Dickskin Condoms
  05/14/17
well, yeah. he's marketing himself and his future book with ...
kenny
  05/14/17
I send out a monthly newsletter that has 4 short parts. I ha...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
1 fucking 80 brother Direct email is the best kept secret...
Dickskin Condoms
  05/14/17
Calishitlawguru@gmail.com I use quickbooks and have a CPA...
calishitlawguru
  05/14/17
I am flying out in June bro let's RAGE
"'"
  05/14/17
Sounds good. Hit me up at calishitlawguru@gmail.com. I'm alw...
calishitlawguru
  05/20/17
180. Fellow solo here. I'm right around $62k in profit (w...
Martin Prince
  05/14/17
180 How'd u learn
"'"
  05/14/17
Three years of biglaw before solo.
Martin Prince
  05/14/17
In general terms, what kind of work do you do and what are y...
SR
  05/14/17
180 to you Brother.
Joe's run off to Fire Lake
  05/14/17
Strong work
OberTRUMPENfuerhur
  05/14/17
You around?
..,.,.,.,,,....,.,...
  05/15/17
At the gym. How are you my friend?
calishitlawguru
  05/16/17
180 thread, 180 life. You really need to get that fire d...
dirte
  05/16/17
I bought the place January 2016 and my painters took it down...
calishitlawguru
  05/16/17
How did you get clients? How do you get them now?
Turk Solider Just Following Orders I Swear
  05/16/17
I had a couple threads that went into this more detail. Shor...
calishitlawguru
  05/16/17
Dude, that house screams "the valley" to me where ...
nutella
  05/16/17
I don't mind the look. I grew up in the neighborhood I live ...
calishitlawguru
  05/16/17
I can't remember. What's your backstory? Biglawl?
Alpha Dog
  05/16/17
UT/UCLA/USC, Law review, summered at a big firm, been out 6-...
calishitlawguru
  05/16/17
shocking that you don't have more business development/confe...
:;:;;;::;:;:;;:::;:;:::;;:;
  05/16/17
Eh, I'm just conservative with those write offs. Plus most o...
calishitlawguru
  05/16/17
For those who missed. Here are my bathrooms and master bedro...
calishitlawguru
  05/16/17
ty. Same bed as Earl. Your manatee or hers?
Jim_Kelly
  05/16/17
$400 at Ashley Furniture lol. Our manatee haha. I bought it ...
calishitlawguru
  05/16/17
Earl maf! Awesome, congrats. Living a good life.
Jim_Kelly
  05/16/17
How do you fake interest in clients, people you meet etc?
Dickskin Condoms
  05/16/17
I really like talking to lots of people, especially weird on...
calishitlawguru
  05/16/17
Brother, thank you for all the wisdom you have shared with t...
InTheZone
  05/20/17
If they have no collision coverage and liability is disputed...
calishitlawguru
  05/20/17
rate me as a poster
larry enticer
  05/20/17
Never heard of you.
calishitlawguru
  05/20/17
...
rexman8
  05/20/17


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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:09 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

I thought it would be fun to attach a link to photos of my house (just took photos this morning). I also attached my 2017 P&L so far (by month). My biggest year so far: http://imgur.com/a/UiveU

I just started writing a book on small business entrepreneurship. I am not sure how long it will take to finish but I anticipate a few months at least. It will be a bit more broad than just solo practice. However, most of my examples will come from my experience building a law firm.

Let me know what questions you have or if you want different angles/photos of my house.

Finally, I plan on having a cooking party at my house in June and may open my doors to xoxo posters from LA. If you are interested please e-mail me at calishitlawguru@gmail.com.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302631)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 5:30 PM
Author: Stimm So Hard I Can Fly

Respect the hustle bri

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33304126)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:11 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi

what happened in may?

how many employees?

how such steady income in shitlaw?

nice job.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302637)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:13 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Steady income because I have so many files. I am up to about 220-240 right now. My 850k class action settlement got final approval this year, so one of those months had a big hit of fees. I also settled a couple 250k policy limits cases this year too.

I have a wrongful death going to mediation on June 13 in Orange County. 1.3 million is on the table right now. Trying to get 2 million. That will be my biggest case in my career so far.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302657)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:14 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi

wtf an offer of 1.3? not the usual $5K at mediation? you're almost a "boutique." how many employees? secretary? hot?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302662)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:16 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

I have a full time paralegal and a few attorneys that do contract work for me. I handle most of the cases myself (I am a workaholic really). I also associate in friends on a bunch of cases and make them do all the work while I get 50% of the fees. Usually the disputed liability cases that need to be litigated but have a small/medium upside.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302676)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:17 PM
Author: jeremy nguyen

Which mediator is doing this one. I remember you like tessier

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302682)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:18 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

E-mail me and I'll tell you. It's a judge at Judicate West.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302694)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 7:40 AM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed

"Steady income because I have so many files. I am up to about 220-240 right now."

Holy shit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33316166)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 9:54 AM
Author: calishitlawguru

A lot of PI is just waiting while they treat. Not as intense as it sounds.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33316836)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 10:03 AM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed

Even so it's amazing that you can handle that with only one paralegal. In some ways your expenses are more impressive than your income

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33316889)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:11 PM
Author: jon arbuckle

180 all around.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302639)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:13 PM
Author: jeremy nguyen

Where are your expert fees calculated

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302653)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:14 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

I rarely hire experts. That only really happens close to trial. My bread and butter is auto cases where the policy limits are 100k or under. No need for experts unless you are 50 days from trial (when you have to designate).

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302663)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:16 PM
Author: jeremy nguyen

Do you have a bunch of 180 treating physicians who treat on lien then cut the bills heavily and will testify as experts if needed

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302678)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:26 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Yes. I also am very good friends with my doctors. A group of 5 or 6 of us (a few chiros and orthos) go out for hookah once a month. Sometimes we do Vegas for a weekend. They will testify for me on a lien at trial if needed too.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302766)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 2:15 PM
Author: Dickskin Condoms (Dude)

180 love hanging with chill orthopods

These guys know how to Prole properly in off time

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303117)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 5:39 PM
Author: Stimm So Hard I Can Fly

Are all your connections because of your ethinicity / religion?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33304180)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 6:02 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Well mostly just talking to lots of people. I wasn't particularly well connected to start. Came from a middle class Jewish family in the San Fernando Valley. Dad was a radiologist and mom didn't work after I was born. My family actually sends me barely any cases. Friends send me a lot though. I was always pretty popular in school.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33304316)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:15 PM
Author: jon arbuckle

(guy who read "cali" and "guru" but nothing in between)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302666)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:15 PM
Author: Frank Lloyd Wrong

You need to move or completely gut that house, interior is ugly early 2000s "tuscan" pastiche you see everywhere in the southwest. Not much natural light

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302668)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:18 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

It's actually really bright. I just took the photos at 6:30am and the sun wasn't out.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302684)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:18 PM
Author: Frank Lloyd Wrong

Rip out that floor and put bamboo in and paint the walls white and you're on track

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302692)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:42 PM
Author: .,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,.


Lol thought the same thing

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302894)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:16 PM
Author: lovable coin trader

What happened in March

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302671)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:19 PM
Author: jon arbuckle

he got paid.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302697)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:23 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

March:

Auto Accident - 45k

Auto Accident - 33k

DUI - 1.2k

Auto Accident - 82k

Auto accident - 6.4k

Auto Accident - 5k

Vandalism - 2.5k

Auto Accident - 3.6k

Auto Accident - 5k

Auto Accident - 7.25k

Auto Accident - 7.2k

Slip and fall - 33.6k

Costs back - 4.6k

DUI - 2.5k

Auto Accident - 3k

Loan to client - -1.5k

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302730)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:24 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi

you want want to replace "client loan" with "operational costs in client case."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302748)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:28 PM
Author: lovable coin trader

How much time do you spend on the cases that settle for $2-10k?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302779)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:32 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Almost the same amount of time as the ones that settle for 100K. It's really a system. Once I put it into my system all the cases are about the same amount of work. The only exception is unusual or very large cases. Deaths, surgery cases, etc usually have to be litigated and worked up a lot more because insurance companies usually don't hand over 500k just because someone had surgery. But the run of the mill 100k 3 epidural case isn't much more work than the 15k chiro with ortho consult case.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302806)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:35 PM
Author: jeremy nguyen

Do your chiros always take MRIs and refer to an ortho

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302835)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:38 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Most of the time. Some people say ortho should be the one referring to MRIs but I don't notice any difference in settlement value when that happens. I use two MRI facilities mostly (and they have multiple offices in Los Angeles). One my friend from high school owns. The other my chiro went to high school with and now we are good friends.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302871)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:40 PM
Author: jeremy nguyen

Isn't it hard to take vacations with that caseload

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302885)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:43 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

I take 1-2 international vacations a year. This year I did New Zealand. I did the Philippines, France, Belgium, and Holland last year. I usually leave on a friday night and come back the next Sunday. So I only miss a week. I have Verizon and they have something called travel pass. My phone works in like 100 countries for $10/day. I usually work 2 hours a day on vacation and answer my cell. My entire office is paperless and everything is on the cloud. So I can work anywhere. I don't have problems. My paralegal is awesome too, so that helps.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302902)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:44 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi

do you use clio or cosmolex?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302905)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:47 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Dropbox, excel, and word baby!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302923)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:47 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi

fuck gc!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302926)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:48 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi

gmail or outlook? how much a month on website seo?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302929)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:51 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Gmail. I gchat with my paralegal and contract attorneys. Super easy. No SEO.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302959)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:52 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi

[wordpress masterman]

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302965)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 2:17 PM
Author: Dickskin Condoms (Dude)

Post of the year!

Devastating.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303129)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 4:14 PM
Author: Non sequitur

"I usually work 2 hours a day on vacation and answer my cell."

ugh

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303770)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 4:49 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

It's not nearly as bad as it sounds. The trade off is that I am super rich, have no boss, and my clients really like me. I only need to sleep like 5 hours a night, so I usually work a couple hours before 8am while my wife sleeps. So it doesn't interfere with my trip. Also, most of my "work" is just reviewing my files and sending "to do" lists to my paralegal, and calling my doctor friends to check in on patients.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303931)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 10:09 AM
Author: pepito .

bill gates is "super rich." floyd mayweather is a bunch of notches below bill gates but is still considered "super rich."

and so are you? living in a mcmasion out in the middle of riverside somewhere?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33316911)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 12:48 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

I live in a wealthy area in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles (think Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Studio City, Tarzana, Encino). Not even remotely close to somewhere like the middle of Riverside. There are 40 million dollar homes within a mile or two of my house. The houses in my neighborhood go from 1-3 million. Mine is on the lower end, probably like 1.3 or 1.4 or so now.

Yes, there are people way richer than me.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33318094)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 9:55 AM
Author: attornethereum

describe the magnitude of injuries and treatment on some of those higher amounts pls

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33316841)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:19 PM
Author: lovable coin trader

All the carpet is TTT

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302698)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:23 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

haha. Ya, I need to replace it. House is worth 1.4 million now based on comps though. A slightly bigger one sold across the street for 1.65 million. I also already paid off my house. There was a long thread about that already.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302736)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:27 PM
Author: lovable coin trader

Rate this thread where a biglaw associate who has for the first time brought in big business to his firm thinks it would be nice of him to give up credit for it to someone much more senior and richer than him

http://www.xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3612996&mc=30&forum_id=2

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302772)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:30 PM
Author: >(:::::@\\\\\\\"o) (Miss me yet?)


so is the officer's salary expense your salary?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302792)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:32 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Yes. I usually only take salary once a year but I pulled out money twice this year. Once to finish paying off my house, and another to buy a property I just bought for my mother-in-law. She is going to be my tenant and baby sit my kid due in July. I paid the down payment and she pays the mortgage. I get free child care for life. When she dies I'll have another paid off property.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302812)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:51 PM
Author: >(:::::@\\\\\\\"o) (Miss me yet?)


So ur making like 650k?

I'm an associate making 450 trying to see how to justify the risk of going solo. 600k doesn't seem to do it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302958)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:52 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

650K in 5 months...this is January to present.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302966)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:53 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302977)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:55 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Also you missed the 54K SEP IRA contribution.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302984)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 5:13 PM
Author: >(:::::@\\\\\\\"o) (Miss me yet?)


So ur on pace for a mil? MAybe I'll start doing this

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33304077)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 12:21 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

"Maybe I'll start doing this"....LOL....

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33317863)



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Date: May 18th, 2017 8:11 PM
Author: bigdickin

Just do make a million dollars a year in shitlaw. I guess that's a good fallback...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33339546)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:53 PM
Author: Kaia Gerber's boytoy (Now with 50% more impotent rage!)

18000000000000000000000000000000

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302972)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:40 PM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, permanently embarrassed millionaire (Wilbur Mercer)

wheres ur man cave

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302880)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:46 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

That shit is dumb. I have my pool table, my full size arcade, my computer room with 2 gaming computers and 4 monitors, a 70 inch tv in the living room with a ps4, and a 65 inch tv in my upstairs living room with my nintendo switch. I don't need to isolate myself to one room. Also, my wife is 180. She is a gamer and likes my friends. Why hide from her?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302918)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 1:50 PM
Author: jeremy nguyen

Xo makes me sad I'm a poor salary cuck barely maeking it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33302949)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 4:52 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Threads like this should motivate you. I almost never learn anything from business books anymore, but they always put a new fire in my ass. It's really important to hang out with people who are motivated and entrepreneurs. I talk for hours with my friends about business. The people you surround yourself with makes a huge difference.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303952)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 2:02 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Wife just put out our mother's day spread for our family: http://imgur.com/a/lbMBF



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303042)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 2:04 PM
Author: desperado

180 bro

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303052)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 2:11 PM
Author: ....:::..:....:::..:...;;;..;...:.::


You MADE it bro.

Pretty stoked to see the career/salary progression over time and gives me hope even though I'm a lowly wagecuck right now.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303094)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 2:15 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Honestly, anyone can do it, and so can you. You just have to get good marketing skills. I am a pretty good attorney, but that's not what gets me clients. That's why I am writing a book, to share my knowledge.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303122)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 2:23 PM
Author: Dickskin Condoms (Dude)

Do you direct market at all via email or use FB advertising?

I'm not a lolyer but do entrepreneur and these are my favorite threads

Who handles taxes and bookkeeping & do you use a business credit line for the cash flow?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303149)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 2:26 PM
Author: kenny

well, yeah. he's marketing himself and his future book with all of these threads.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303157)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 4:51 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

I send out a monthly newsletter that has 4 short parts. I have about 800 people on my mailing list. All former clients. It literally takes me 15 minutes to make. I have 2 legal tips (what to do in an auto accident, what is an MRI, etc), 1 legal news article I rip off google, and recent case success from that month (usually a 50k or 100k settlement and some background). I have a facebook page with about 500 followers that I post legal tips once a week, and my newsletter auto populates every month. I use mailchimp which is free and really good.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303942)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 4:56 PM
Author: Dickskin Condoms (Dude)

1 fucking 80 brother

Direct email is the best kept secret

Check out bench.co for bookkeeping, saves a bunch of time for you and accountant

Edit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303979)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 5:08 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Calishitlawguru@gmail.com

I use quickbooks and have a CPA alrdy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33304059)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 3:31 PM
Author: "'"

I am flying out in June bro let's RAGE

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303515)



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Date: May 20th, 2017 11:05 AM
Author: calishitlawguru

Sounds good. Hit me up at calishitlawguru@gmail.com. I'm always down to meet new people.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33351193)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 3:54 PM
Author: Martin Prince (Bad (or sick) guy!)

180.

Fellow solo here. I'm right around $62k in profit (which includes the salary I pay myself) for 2017 through April. Haven't added anything from May in yet.

I wish I could do plaintiffs' contingency lit like a real baller but I know nothing about it. I'm nowhere near your level but it's still great to be solo.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303653)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 4:11 PM
Author: "'"

180

How'd u learn

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303757)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 4:46 PM
Author: Martin Prince (Bad (or sick) guy!)

Three years of biglaw before solo.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303918)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 5:32 PM
Author: SR

In general terms, what kind of work do you do and what are your sources of clients?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33304134)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 4:12 PM
Author: Joe's run off to Fire Lake

180 to you Brother.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303761)



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Date: May 14th, 2017 4:36 PM
Author: OberTRUMPENfuerhur

Strong work

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33303859)



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Date: May 15th, 2017 4:52 PM
Author: ..,.,.,.,,,....,.,...

You around?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33311591)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 9:53 AM
Author: calishitlawguru

At the gym. How are you my friend?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33316832)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 7:55 AM
Author: dirte

180 thread, 180 life.

You really need to get that fire detector back in there. Was it beeping in the middle of the night, so you took it down and destroyed it with a baseball bat?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33316211)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 9:59 AM
Author: calishitlawguru

I bought the place January 2016 and my painters took it down when they painted the room. I have been too lazy to put it back. House is pretty big and has a bunch of detectors. I figure I'll hear one at least before I did of smoke inhalation.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33316854)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 10:10 AM
Author: Turk Solider Just Following Orders I Swear

How did you get clients? How do you get them now?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33316923)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 12:56 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

I had a couple threads that went into this more detail. Short summary: be social, talk to people non-stop, make sure everyone you meet EVER knows who you are, what you do, and has a way to contact you, hand out thousands of business cards, get hobbies to meet people, build an e-mail list and send newsletters, and a bunch of other things.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33318142)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 12:16 PM
Author: nutella

Dude, that house screams "the valley" to me where people all want that faux Italian villa look. time to modernize that house, you can afford it!

Congrats on the baby! I'd come to your cookout but with a toddler around, it's almost impossible to get away on a weekend and "xoxo get together" is not a valid excuse.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33317818)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 1:36 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

I don't mind the look. I grew up in the neighborhood I live in now and it feels like home to me. My wife is pregnant so I wouldn't do any major work. I'll probably wait 5 years and then redo the kitchen and flooring.

I redid the bathrooms already. Here are some photos:

http://imgur.com/a/kUsb0

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33318418)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 12:19 PM
Author: Alpha Dog

I can't remember. What's your backstory? Biglawl?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33317840)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 12:58 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

UT/UCLA/USC, Law review, summered at a big firm, been out 6-8 years, had my own firm for most of that.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33318157)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 12:22 PM
Author: :;:;;;::;:;:;;:::;:;:::;;:;


shocking that you don't have more business development/conferences expenses or working meals.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33317875)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 12:51 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

Eh, I'm just conservative with those write offs. Plus most of my networking is just talking to random people on the streets, etc.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33318110)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 1:37 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

For those who missed. Here are my bathrooms and master bedroom: http://imgur.com/a/kUsb0

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33318420)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 1:38 PM
Author: Jim_Kelly

ty.

Same bed as Earl.

Your manatee or hers?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33318427)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 1:39 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

$400 at Ashley Furniture lol. Our manatee haha. I bought it the first time I took my wife to Sea World 13 years ago. We've been together since we were 19. Long ass time.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33318432)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 1:39 PM
Author: Jim_Kelly

Earl maf!

Awesome, congrats. Living a good life.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33318436)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 4:39 PM
Author: Dickskin Condoms (Dude)

How do you fake interest in clients, people you meet etc?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33319966)



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Date: May 16th, 2017 5:37 PM
Author: calishitlawguru

I really like talking to lots of people, especially weird ones. It's kind of fun to meet different type of people. Plus my personal network for favors is huge. Since I've handled like 1000 cases, I know people who do practically everything. My paralegal needed credit repair, boom I had a client do it for her for free. It was my mom's bday, boom baker client made her a cake. My car battery dies, boom tow truck driver friend comes and changes battery for free.

The only thing that can be stressful is when the client (1) doesn't understand that if they have no collision coverage it will take time to get their car repaired/get rental (2) that they should have had underinsured motorist coverage and they are mad because some poor person with a 15K policy hit them (3) they think they're a special snow flake and their case is worth 10x what it really is or (4) they don't understand that the process takes months or even years.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33320481)



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Date: May 20th, 2017 12:45 AM
Author: InTheZone

Brother, thank you for all the wisdom you have shared with the board. In the case of (4)--that the process takes months or years--what do people do about car repair and hospital bills? Pay them and float the cash for all that time; or not pay, damage credit, and sue for interest etc?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33349567)



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Date: May 20th, 2017 11:00 AM
Author: calishitlawguru

If they have no collision coverage and liability is disputed, their car may sit in front of their house for months. Nothing I can do about that.

Hospitals will usually do payment plans of like $50/month on bills if the client doesn't want it to hit their credit. Most hospitals will NOT put it on a lien.

I do a lot of $1000 and under small loans for my clients. I don't charge interest. I've loaned up to $10,000 on some bigger cases. I have a spinal fusion case right now that I've loaned like $8,000 on so far. There is a 5 mil policy and anticipate it settling in the seven figures.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33351162)



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Date: May 20th, 2017 11:15 AM
Author: larry enticer (Carl)

rate me as a poster

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33351245)



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Date: May 20th, 2017 11:48 AM
Author: calishitlawguru

Never heard of you.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33351439)



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Date: May 20th, 2017 2:41 PM
Author: rexman8



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3613984&forum_id=2#33352237)