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A little trivial pursuit . . . January justice contest

Seriously – it’s National Trivia Day

Most of the time we think our work is anything but trivial.

Trivia ChallengeBut in honor of National Trivia Day, our January justice contest is exactly that!

True confessions – the first justice contest of the year always feels like a lot of pressure.  Like we’re setting the tone for an entire year, so it had better be great!

And then we found out that today is National Trivia Day.  Yep, even though that sounds like its very own April Fool’s joke – this is completely serious.

(Well, it’s not soooooooo serious.  And it’s actually also National Spaghetti Day – but even the hyper-creative OneJustice staff team couldn’t find a way to turn noodles into a justice contest!)

And then we realized that we have to celebrate this amazing holiday – OneJustice style.  How could we pass up this opportunity to share a tidbit of OneJustice trivia with you?

So here is the January justice contest.  Like December’s contest, it’s another guessing game – this time about the upcoming February 1st Public Interest/Public Sector Career Fair, affectionately known by law students and nonprofit legal organizations alike as “PI/PS Day.”  (And if you want to know more about PI/PS Day, read last month’s great blog post by Program Manager Kim Irish, check out the OneJustice website here, or watch the video at the end of this post.)

So, here is the number to guess to win our January 2014 Justice Contest (drum roll please……)

How many INTERVIEWS took place during PI/PS Day 2013?

You can win this nifty water bottle!  Post today!

You can win this nifty water bottle! Post today!

Some background factoids to help you calibrate your guesses:

  • PI/PS Day brings together law students from nine Northern California law schools with public interest employers from all over the state, for the largest public interest law career fair on the west coast.
  • Most of the day consists of employers interviewing law students for summer internships or post-graduate public interest positions.
  • In 2012, over 100 public interest employers participated in PI/PS Day.
  • In 2013, 635 law students attended PI/PS Day.

And you know the routine by now: post your guesses in comments to this blog post, or on our facebook or LinkedIn pages, or tweet it to @OneJusticeOrg using hashtag #OneJusticecontest.  All guesses must be posted before Monday January 13th, you may post more than one guess, and the guess closest to the correct number wins this nifty OneJustice water bottle.

And, to sweeten the pot in honor of National Trivia Day, if someone guesses the exact correct number of interviews granted in 2013, they will win a $25 Amazon gift card.  Yippee!

Let the guessing begin!  (And this post didn’t satisfy your appetite for trivia, check out this additional site with 45 amazing facts in honor of National Trivia Day). Enjoy!

Cast your vote for justice – today!

Vote today and help OneJustice win a free film

Tell the story of rural Californians who are facing legal problems – all alone.

Help tell stories like his - this client lives in Indio, CA and faces barriers to accessing legal services!

Help tell stories like his – this client lives in Indio, CA and faces barriers to accessing legal services!

The talented filmmaker Dave Brick (check out his gorgeous videos here) loves his job – and he loves nonprofits.  And he is demonstrating his support for nonprofits with a contest where he will produce a FREE FILM for the winner.

OneJustice is so honored to have been selected by Dave as one of five finalists – and today is the very, very, very last day to vote.

And we need your helpPlease VOTE HERE today!

We are so excited by Dave’s vision for a film that would poignantly tell the story of one low-income family, living in a remote, rural area – facing serious legal problems and barriers to accessing legal services.  This film will be a rousing call to action to the California legal community – and others – to be a part of the solution and expanding legal services for those living in isolated communities.

Please vote.  Vote today before 5pm – and vote again and again.  There is no limit on the number of times you can vote.Vote Now!

Working together we can truly make the world a more just place.  Thank you for your help!

Your 2013 “must watch” movie list

And we have a winner!  

My Cousin Vinny was posted three times in our contest to name your favorite justice-related movie!

And the winner is . . . My Cousin Vinny!Yes, we were totally surprised – My Cousin Vinny had not been our radar – but clearly it is on yours!  So it’s a three-way tie – everyone who posted My Cousin Vinny as their favorite will receive a nifty OneJustice water bottle.

We received so many fantastic suggestions – you all really went all out.  So we just had to share the results!  We’ve compiled the full list of all postings – and it makes a terrific “must watch” movie list for all us justice-hungry people (although it might take more than one year to watch them all).  The list is posted below with a short summary and links to more info about each movie.

What do you think?  How many of these movies have you seen?  What movies are missing?  We thought Twelve Angry Men and The Accused might show up – what else would YOU add?

Thank you to everyone who posted, and happy watching!

P.S. Keep an eye out for our February contest, which will be posted February 1.  A hint……it might involve singing.  Get ready!

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The most frequently posted favorite justice move - My Cousin Vinny (1992)

The most frequently posted favorite justice move – My Cousin Vinny (1992)

The Winner: My Cousin Vinny

Posted by: Cyndi Tyler (on facebook), Lillian Moy (facebook), and Toby Rothschild (on the blog).  Congrats to Cyndi, Lilian and Toby!

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins–an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners–comes in to defend them.

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Your 2013 “Must Watch” Justice Movies List (in alphabetical order)

A Few Good Men (1992): Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders.

A Time to Kill (1996): A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

Anatomy of a Murder (1959): In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

The Andersonville Trial (1970): A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at AA Time to Kill - Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, and Samuel Jacksonndersonville, Georgia.

Bananas (1971): When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.

Breaker Morant (1980): Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

The Central Park Five (2012): A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Dead Man Walking (1995): A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim’s families.

Disturbing the Universe (2009): William Kunstler was one of the most famous lawyers of the 20th century. The New York Times called him “the most hated and most loved lawyer in America.” His clients included Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Phillip and Daniel Berrigan, Abbie Hoffman, H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Leonard Peltier. In Disturbing the Universe: Radical Lawyer William Kunstler, filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore their father’s life, from middle-class family man, to movement lawyer, to “the most hated lawyer in America.”

Still a hot topic - teaching evolution - Inherit the WindGran Torino (2008): Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino.

Heavy Metal (1981): A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

The Help (2011): An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Inherit the Wind (was posted twice!) (1960): Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946): An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961): In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

Lawless America (2013): The Movie is all about exposing the fact that we now live in Lawless America.

Legally Blonde (2001): When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.

Les Miserables (2012): In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care fTom Hanks and Denzel Washington in Philadelphiaor factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

Motorcycle Diaries (2004): The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life’s calling.

Norma Rae (1979): A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996): A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Paths of Glory (1957): When soldiers in WW1 refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superiors decide to make an example of them.

Philadelphia (posted twice!) (1993): When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Pink Floyd The Wall (1982): A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

To Kill a MAgatha Christie at her best - Witness for the Prosecutionockingbird (1962): Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.

True Believer (1989): A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to “specializing” in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.

The Verdict (1982): A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.

Witness for the Prosecution (1957): Agatha Christie tale of a man on trial for murder: a trial featuring surprise after surprise.

First Justice Contest of 2013!

What is your favorite justice-related movie?

Starting today, please post your favorite justice-related MOVIE to any of our social media sites – and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a super cool OneJustice water bottle! 

And let’s just get it out of our systems right now and say you can’t post To Kill a Mockingbird.  We know, we know, believe us – but you just can’t – because everyone will.  Let’s think outside the box people!

Contest ends January 8th – post today!   All posts on facebook, LinkedIn, comments here on the blog, and twitter will be considered valid entries.   (And given that the OneJustice network is full of lawyers, you can just imagine a bunch of fine print explaining all the contest rules ….. right here.)  Happy posting!

Nope, you can't post To Kill a Mockingbird.  We're taking it off the table, because everyone will post it!

Nope, you can’t post To Kill a Mockingbird. We’re taking it off the table, because everyone will post it!

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