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For every generation of lawyers, there's always a few people who just seem to embrace the times we live in and serve as the models of normalcy; Kirk Reams is not one of those persons. Reams is out there pushing the boundaries and standing up for what he believes in, like fringe employment benefits.

Although he's a licensed attorney, he was serving as a court clerk in the state of Florida, when he may have played a little too fast and too loose with the rules. Reams was suspended after it was discovered that he allowed his ex-girlfriend to have exclusive use of an unused county laptop computer for about a year. And the icing on cake: Reams' ex also told law enforcement that Reams snuck her into the judge's chambers in order to take nude photos and have sex in the chambers.

For lawyers, especially small firm lawyers, going viral can be a really big deal and a boon for business. Unfortunately, for the lucky few, going viral will only happen either when they let it go, or embrace the fact that internet people like lawyer dog memes more than lawyers.

Take for example Jonathan Triplett, the Kirkland and Ellis attorney, who is now experiencing that viral fame after hiking up his dress and pushing a police van out of a slippery and snowy situation in Boston, while dressed up as Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen. Triplett was just having fun when he decided to show up to the bar dressed as Elsa on the snowy night. But when he offered to help push the police van, other bar patrons caught the comically apropos scene on video, and made Triplett web-famous.Reportedly, the cold never bothered Triplett anyway.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, while addressing a group of law students at the 2018 Federalist Society's National Student Symposium, recently explained his belief that we all need to be less cynical and negative about our country. The statement should be taken with every grain from an entire salt mine as the Justice sits in the highest of ivory towers.

However, there is a fine line between being critical and being cynical. Unfortunately for law students and lawyers, it's pretty simple to cross that line, and not just when studying/practicing, but also in daily life. After all, law school pretty much teaches lawyers how to be cynical and has helped to destroy many relationships. However, there's still hope for (some) students and lawyers, and even (some of) the most staunch cynics. Below you can find three tips on how to be a little less cynical.

The Award for 'Dumbest Thing a Lawyer Can Say in Court' Goes to ...

After the Academy Awards, there is an awards show for lawyers who say really stupid things.

Alright, it's not exactly a "show." But lawyers are on stage in the courtroom, and sometimes they say things that are almost entertaining for their stupidity.

So here's to the front-runners for the "Dumbest Thing a Lawyer Can Say in Court." There is no host -- just judges, juries, and the court of public opinion.

Having a pizza (or ten) delivered to someone unbeknownst to them can be a funny prank, if done in a lighthearted, giving, manner (meaning you pay for the pizza). However, more often than not when pranksters send unwanted deliveries, those deliveries go unpaid, the targets don't really suffer as they don't have to accept the delivery and just had to open a door, and the businesses and delivery drivers bear the brunt of the consequences.

Despite the ineffectiveness of this prank at causing the targets harm, the fake pizza or food delivery order prank continues to get used. And sadly for one German lawyer, some cruel prankster didn't just send one delivery, they sent hundreds. The seemingly endless stream of fake food delivery orders resulted in quite a bit of confusion and quite a bit of lost productivity.

Lawyer Sues for Valet Giving His Ferrari to Wrong Person

Levi Miles said he was trying to impress his date.

So he asked the valet for the keys to a yellow Ferrari parked at the hotel, and the valet gave them to him. "That's not stealing," Miles told police later in his best Ferris Bueller impression. "The valet gave me the keys."

Miles was charged with grand theft auto, but that was only the beginning of the legal drama. The Ferrari belonged to a lawyer who was stranded at the hotel.

Ever the lightning rod for controversy, former federal judge Richard Posner recently described his vision for lawyer-less civil trials. According to a Chicago Tribune piece, Posner would like to see real litigants go to trial like on Judge Judy.

Not only would he like to see this, he believes that a judge could in fact order parties to go to trial without attorneys. That, because there is no constitutional right to an attorney in civil cases, all it would take is for a "judge who's willing to say 'I'm not going to let either side have any lawyers. ... I don't want to have the case clogged up with lawyers.'" While Posner is known for making wild statements about the legal industry, this one might just be a daydream he failed to realize before stepping down from the bench.

Whether you're a geek, or a nerd, the times sure have changed, for the better. Thanks to the rapid advancements in technology, and the wild success of the geeks and nerds that created the new tech, the stigma attached to belonging to either or both groups has faded. People actually take pride now in being a nerd or geek. There's even a show called Nerd Court.

However, as the terms have lost their pejorative focus, each has begun to be understood a little bit differently. Also, nerds are no longer as thirsty for revenge, and neither are geeks, for that matter. But, we're still not at the point where someone who doesn't self identify as a nerd or geek will accept being called one as a compliment. Also, the related term "dork" still retains a pejorative context.

Two justices out of Florida's Eleventh District, Federal Court of Appeal, have sandwiched a ruling between pop culture quotes from drastically different time periods. The opinion opens quoting Tyrion Lannister, a character from the HBO series Game of Thrones, and closes with one of the more widely known literary quotes from Shakespeare's MacBeth.

What's more is both quotes actually fit the case, Rodriguez v. City of Doral, et. al., rather well. The matter involves the alleged constructive discharge of a police officer for his political support of a candidate for office. On summary judgment, the lower district court ruled that the letter of voluntary resignation the plaintiff submitted to his employer negated the constructive termination claim. The circuit court had a different opinion, and delivered the reversal with style.

The highly anticipated defamation case against John Oliver and HBO brought by Robert Murray and his corporate coal conglomerate has been making headlines since its filing shortly after Oliver aired his segment on the coal baron. Although Oliver was warned that airing the segment would lead to litigation, his team was confident enough in the First Amendment to proceed.

However, while Oliver's segment may have been hilarious, an amicus curiae brief filed by the ACLU of West Virginia in the case may actually be the funniest piece of legal writing in human history.