It's that time when we taken inventory of our life, and give thanks for all the wonderful people and opportunities we have in our lives. Since we're in a festive mood here at FindLaw, here are some of the reasons we are thankful this Thanksgiving ...
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Here's a good, old-fashioned lesson in etiquette for you -- don't talk smack about someone. Especially to the actual subject. The email version of this happened recently when lawyer and former state bar president Warren Whitted Jr. emailed some of his associates after an oral argument, the ABA Journal reports.
"You did a great job and dealt with some ill-conceived and uninformed questions very well," Whitted wrote.
Biting on the playground among kids -- somewhat expected, right? Or at least more so than a lawyer biting his own son. Ah, yes. Another day that ends in "y," can only mean another problematic lawyer to report to you all.
This one comes to us from Albuquerque, reports Santa Fe's KRQE News. An attorney (of course), Geoffrey Scovil has been charged with a number of things, including child abuse for biting his own 3-year-old son's cheek.
No, seriously. Also, that's not all, folks.
The Illinois Registration and Disciplinary Commission has filed an ethics complaint against an Illinois lawyer who they claimed faked an illness to avoid oral arguments.
The complaint alleges that Finn agreed to represent a client, Kenneth Clark, in an appeal of his criminal conviction for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Clark was sentenced to 240 months, and paid $15,000 for Finn's representation in his appeal.
But Finn never made it to his client's scheduled oral argument. He phoned the clerk's office, claiming that he was feeling ill and wasn't well enough to make it to court. He also stated that he had vomited earlier in the morning.
The latest in the installment of ... attorneys behaving questionably who have made the news involves one in his birthday suit, who then also got tased.
Let's strip this one down, shall we? (Sorry, had to).
You may work on a lot of independent projects, but you surely don't work in a bubble. Chances are you're sharing office space, or work in a cubicle environment so you're coming into contact with people all day.
It's sometimes hard to be friendly when you're stressed and working on a deadline, but being sour will get you nowhere fast. Didn't your mama ever tell you that you "catch more flies with honey than vinegar?"
Here are five easy tips that will keep you off of everyone's hit list.
Ordinarily, we'd write this guy off as a kook. He feels auras, uses crystals, and performs exorcisms. He'll wave his "energy hand" to cure you of your ills. People who talk like this are often put in prison, or given a straight jacket.
Not Kenneth Klee, however. He's called the "dean of the bankruptcy bar," for good reason. He literally wrote the book on bankruptcy, serving as a contributing editor to Collier on Bankruptcy from 1979 until 1996, recently managed Jefferson County, Alabama's bankruptcy, and he charges $1,000 per hour. He's also been a professor at UCLA since 1979.
Allright, then. Where does one get crystals again?
Our love for coffee at FindLaw runs deep. Some of us have been inspired to poetic heights for our love of the java. From haiku to odes, the ways we can express our love for coffee is limitless.
I am not much of a poet myself, but I am a top-notch list-maker. Thus, here are five reasons why you should drink coffee as much as we do at work, in court, on the road ...
Even lawyers need a little love from their furry, scaly, and/or fuzzy companions. While the type of dog or cat may be telling enough as is, what about other pets? Like, maybe camels, anyone?
In honor of Shark Week, we thought we'd celebrate the other lesser appreciated animals in the kingdom. Here are some unusual pets, including sharks, and what this may say about the type of lawyer owning them:
Here's a situation for you: a lawyer walks into a bar. Heard that one before, right? Okay, a lawyer drinks. Just another day that ends in 'y' right? How about this, a lawyer gets drunk. Okay, still, nothing out of the ordinary. Let's just bring it on home, now: a lawyer drinks, gets drunk, and then shows up to court while inebriated. Allegedly.
Was it mentioned that he not only showed up to court drunk, but it was the wrong courtroom? And, let's not forget the ultimate clincher -- he's a DWI attorney.