1. When you have a case in the NBI database, it is there forever even if the case was dismissed. Bring a copy of the dismissal when you apply.
2. When the local civil registrar endorses a birth certificate, make sure the endorsed copy is clear and has the back page.
3. I just have to write a little each day. My goal is to discuss the bar subjects for four days a week and then health, family, and faith during the weekend.