The class last night on Agency and Partnerships was changed at the last minute to the new California Evidence material. It seems that most of it revolves around California's new Proposition 8 victim's rights law. I knew little about that proposition before last night. On the other hand, because I've been studying the Federal Rules of Evidence lately, that class made more sense to me that it otherwise might have had I been studying, say, Corporations.
Have I mentioned yet that the only hurdle left for me is the Bar exam? I received my Moral Character Determination Application results last Monday. They said that I had "... been found to possess the good moral character required for certification to practice law in California." That's reassuring. I've tried to make the right choices when difficult decisions popped up during my 49 years here on this earth. I feel like I've always done the right thing, or at least made a good effort to do the right thing. It's comforting to know that, at least as far as what the Bar can uncover, I've done nothing that would do damage to whatever my reputation is.
Mostly, I'm relieved that if there were any hidden land mines out there of which I was not aware, the Bar didn't step on them. Many thanks to my personal and work references who received the ominous letter from the Bar and when asked that final question about whether THEY thought there was any reason why I should not be afforded a position of "power and control over others", or something to that effect, answered in the negative.
It took the State Bar just over 7 months to complete my application. More time than some, less time than others. I'm glad it's done.
On the domestic front... I have to get my wife's car smog tested today. It should pass with no problem but I deplore the time away from my studies. I also have to drop my truck off at the Toyota dealer soon to have the starter looked at. I used to complete these little tasks with complete indifference. Now, because the GBX is looming, I resent the distraction and wasted time. Of course, here I am pecking away at this keyboard when I should be doing MBEs. I guess some distractions are more valuable than others.