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In honor of National Dictionary Day, we're pleased to offer a sequel to last year's post about words only federal judges use. These are words that you'd be hard pressed to find outside judicial opinions or the legal environment -- because, for some reason, lawyers like using archaic and complex language.

1. Pellucid.

Sounds like: Lucid, but with some pells before it (whatever those are).

Made cool by: Fellow blogger William Peacock's favorite judge, Bruce Selya of the First Circuit, describing how crystal-clear a trial court judge was when explaining to a defendant that he was waiving a right to appeal as part of his plea agreement.

It means: "Admitting light without diffusion or distortion."

Synonym: Clear.

Halloween is quickly approaching, and the closer it gets, the harder it's going to be to find that "Iron Man" costume you desperately wanted. But being that you're a lawyer, you should make your costume legal-themed. Because why not? When everyone else is coming as a sexy velociraptor*, you'll win the prize for originality.

* Author's note: "sexy velociraptor" was initially written as a joke, but I Googled it out of curiosity and, sure enough, this online costume store offers five "sexy dinosaur" costumes, including a "sexy Barney" costume. Because of course they do.

Lawyers drink. Lawyers drive. A lawyer getting arrested and accused of a DUI ordinarily isn't news.

But Rosanna Heinrichs, 27, of Louisville, Kentucky, just allegedly completed the hat trick of stupidity: On Sunday, she was pulled over for swerving while driving. According to police, she was driving while distracted by her attempts to order Domino's Pizza on her smartphone after drinking.

She admitted to both acts: drinking a half-bottle of wine and a beer before driving and to ordering third-rate pizza on her smartphone, reports Louisville's WDRB-TV. Let's recount her alleged sins, not in judgment or mockery, but as a means to learn from her unfortunate mistakes:

If you haven't heard, Shonda Rhimes, the artist behind "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," and "Scandal," just came out with a law school/legal defense drama: "How To Get Away With Murder." It was the most intrigiuing of our Fall TV/Legal Drama Preview.

It's 1L year. Professor Kingsfield Keating is teaching Criminal Law, or as she likes to call it, "How To Get Away With Murder"! And instead of sticking to the boring Socratic Method, she's going for experiential learning. The best of her 879 (estimated) students will get to work for her criminal defense firm. And, of course, there's a murder case for the first episode.

How does the show stack up in terms of 1L year, real-life law, and Hollywood screenwriting tricks? (Spoilers to follow. Also, some of this will only make sense if you watch the show.)

Today is National Comic Book Day! What do lawyers have to do with comic books?

There are lawyers as comic book characters, because who better to don a mask and crusade than a lawyer with an over-inflated ego and sense of purpose? Seriously, Matlock and Jack McCoy are the same archetype as Bruce Wayne, just with more age, more education, and less money.

And then there are the legal issues that arise in comics: premises liability, lawyer-superheroes' duties to clients, good Samaritan laws, and more.

So the big news out of my adjacent motherland (I'm a KCMO boy; Kansas is basically the same thing) is that the Democratic candidate for governor, Paul Davis, went to a strip club in 1998. A young lawyer at the time, Davis may have been receiving a lap dance (he was reportedly in the back room with a stripper in a G-string) when the club was raided by police looking for its owner, who was also his law firm's client, The Wichita Eagle reports.

Well, such allegedly "immoral" behavior just won't do. The Republican Governors Association questioned his fitness for office, saying that the incident shows Davis "lacks the proper judgment and character to lead Kansas in the governor's office."

We definitely agree that this incident raises some questions (as well as some lessons for young attorneys who find themselves in similar predicaments). Here are three:

A few days ago, the topic of the day in the legal world was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's comments about gay marriage and the Sixth Circuit: If they create a circuit split, it ups the urgency for the Supreme Court to take on the issue.

While others were debating the importance and propriety of her comments, I was debating something else: her glasses. Did anyone else notice the debut of Justice Ruth Bader Hipster, whose new thick, black glasses scream: "Straight Outta Brooklyn"?

We kid, of course -- her new, trendy choice of eyewear looks way better than her old set of frames. But it did inspire some musing about different styles of eyeglasses for lawyers, and what those spectacles say about the person wearing them:

Earlier today, we covered the best damn disciplinary opinion we've ever read, mostly due to the contributions of the defendant herself, Svitlana Sangary. (Quick recap: Sangary got busted for posting fake pictures of herself with celebrities on the "Publicity" page of her law firm's website.)

Sangary's philosophies on life, determination, and strength were so inspiring that we figured we'd share what we learned with all of you young attorneys out there, just starting out in the world.

Just remember: "Wikipedia [and FindLaw] describe it. SANGARY exemplifies it." Here are five takeaways:

When faced with an allegation that you ineffectively represented your client, do you (a) vehemently deny it or (b) begrudgingly accept it?

How about (c): Dress up as Thomas Jefferson and appear before the state Supreme Court to talk about how the First Amendment protects your terrible judgment?

That's the answer Ira Dennis Hawver chose. Hawver represented Phillip D. Cheatham Jr. in a capital murder case in 2005. Cheatham was convicted and sentenced to death, but the Kansas Supreme Court overturned the conviction in 2013, finding ineffective assistance of counsel.

Another week, another comic lost. This time it was Joan Rivers, who died Thursday following complications from a minor medical procedure that left her in cardiac arrest. Rivers was 81.

Joan Rivers was a trailblazer, starting out as a female comic in an era where everyone else -- except maybe Phyllis Diller -- was a man. Because she had to wade through a lot on the road to stardom, Joan Rivers can offer some lessons for lawyers when it comes to perseverance and humor.

Here are five things lawyers can learn from the way Rivers lived her life: