Greedy Associates: Humor Archives
Greedy Associates - The FindLaw Legal Lifestyle and Career Blog

Recently in Humor Category

Among marijuana enthusiasts, April 20th is one of the most important holidays of the year -- a day to celebrate "420," or the semi-mythical code for marijuana. But marijuana isn't just for dirty hippies and shiftless college students these days. With the spread of legalization and decriminalization, weed is becoming big business and weed law is becoming a significant practice area.

So, what better way to celebrate 420 this 4/20 than by catching up to the latest weed-related legal developments with some dank CLEs?

National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day is approaching. That's the day when dozens of Americans declare, "Hey, I'm showing up for work, but I'm sure not going to dress for it." Even some celebrities have worn pajamas on the job, including the queen of decorum, Martha Stewart.

So, attorneys, is it ever okay to wear pajamas to your work?

Judge Will Take Anger Management Classes for Ordering Man to Be Shocked

Judge Robert Nalley, the judge who pleaded guilty to civil rights violations after ordering the shocking of a non-violent defendant was sentenced to a year of probation and anger management classes. The incident took place in 2014 when Robert Nalley, then sitting judge, asked the defendant during voir dire if he had any questions for the prospective jury.

The defendant refused to answer the judge's questions and instead attempted to read from a prepared statement. The judge grew impatient and signaled for the deputy to remotely send 50,000 volts through the defendant's body.

The George Mason School of Law announced yesterday that it will be renaming itself in honor of the late Justice Scalia. The name change comes after a $30 million donation, according to The Washington Post -- $20 million from an anonymous donor (the International Order of St. Hubertus, perhaps?) and $10 million from the arch-conservative Charles Koch Foundation.

The school will now be known as the Antonin Scalia School of Law, giving it the regrettable acronym of ASS Law or ASSoL. And no, this is not an April Fool's joke.

Strange, Vexatious Litigant Creates Own 'Postal Court'

David Wynn Miller (or David-Wynn: Miller as he is known in his natural habitat) is not a name you've probably heard of before, unless you're in the most rarefied of far-right conspiracy theorist circles. Miller is a tax-avoidance acolyte most closely associated with the "sovereign citizen" movement.

He's also a self-appointed judge of an archaic (and defunct) "federal postal court." It was in that role that Miller met disappointment again recently, when a real federal court ruled Miller's kingdom nothing more than a "sham."

Ever wonder what the legal world would be like if the Supreme Court was composed exclusively of drag queens? Wonder no more.

RuPaul, 'Supermodel of the World' and perhaps the world's most famous female illusionist, gave us some gender-bending Supreme Court insights on RuPaul's Drag Race this week, as contestants were instructed to serve up some Supreme Court realness. Black robes have never looked like this before.

Defense Attorney Injured in Fight With Investigator

Orange County defense attorney James Crawford suffered contusions on his face and a very obvious black eye after getting involved with a physical tussle with the local district attorney's investigator. It appears that the investigator confronted Crawford and physically battered him. The investigator's attorney told local newspapers that Mr. Crawford's account of the incident didn't capture both sides of the story. "There are two sides of every story and that is certainly true here," he said.

The incident highlights the growing tension within the Orange County legal system that has been building up since 2015.

Gentlemen's Club Lawyer Loses Family Pet and Goes Ape in Court Pleadings

We're a quarter through 2016 and we think we've found this year's current winner of the most profane piece of work product. Michigan lawyer Bradley J. Shafer prefaced his mediation summary of his stripper club case with some personal comments about the nature of his industry and strippers in general.

And then, he goes ape. If you don't believe us, you should read the summary yourself. Remember, this has been filed in court.

3 Best TV Shows for Lawyers

Television loves lawyers. And lawyers love to watch other lawyers. At FindLaw, HTGAWM and Better Call Saul are mentioned frequently over cups of gourmet coffee.

For those of you who've been too busy to keep up with the latest on your television (or device), here are few quick and dirty summaries of our favorite television attorneys.

Yale might be ranked as the number one law school in America (you're trash, Harvard), but when it comes to passing the bar on the first try, graduates of the much less celebrated law schools far outrank Yale, Harvard, Stanford and many other prestigious law schools.

That's right, if you want to pass the bar, go to law school at the University of Alabama or Wisconsin, not the Ivy League. Roll tide, cheeseheads.