Will someone please explain why Bitter Lawyer continues to hold the number two slot in the AVVO rankings when it apparently hasn’t posted this year? Typo was funny, but only the first time.
Judge Jeffrey Manning ordered jury selection in the Orie trial delayed from February 7 to February 8 because the Steelers play in the Super Bowl the night before. The Judge’s stated reason was that there might be celebrations occurring that day. The unstated reason, of course, is that there might be celebrations occurring the night before and it is hard enough to get up on a cold February Monday when you haven’t been drinking and raising hell the night before. That applies to judges and court personnel as well as jurors.
‘ve preached this sermon before, but its an important one. Don’t use the company’s email to send a communication containing your own private business. That is, unless you don’t care whether the company and everyone else in the world finds out your secret.
No. 570 Child pornography legislation has probably engendered more unintended consequences than intended ones. Remember sexting? After the unintended consequence happens, there is often some kind of backtracking, as with sexting prosecutions that nobody wanted. When the police seize a computer for any purpose, they immediately look at the history of items viewed, to see [...]
NPR reports that a dive bar (their term) in Cambridge Mass has an app for you to text your waitress. Great idea. You never seem to be able to see the waitress when you are dying for water or need a dozen napkins in a hurry. Besides, Mr/Ms Boomer, she’s more tuned into receiving texts than noticing you waiving your arm off. Get used to it.
No. 568 While reading [and sometimes retweeting] other lawyers’ tweets, I came upon what has become one of the most famous tweets of all times, it read: “My 1st Congress on Your Corner starts now. Please stop by to let me know what is on your mind or tweet me later.” The account is still [...]
No. 567 The Solo Attorney’s Practitioner’s Forum on Linked-In is all lit up with comments about AVVO. Many lawyers who have claimed their AVVO accounts (like me) have seen their AVVO ratings go down since the beginning of the year (like me). They usually complain that there has been no change in the data, or [...]
No. 566 I just finished removing about a half-dozen links from my blogroll. Most of them have stopped posting. I am slower to add new ones these days. I added one new blog today. Check out the Corrine Tampas Blog in the blogroll. Very entertaining, good writing. A Pennsylvania lawyer worth reading. CLT
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog recently called attention to an interesting case in Philadelphia. A drug runner was arrested while transporting cocaine from the West to Philly by car. He turned out to be deaf and illiterate. He hasn’t spoken a word since the arrest. It is believed by authorities that he does not understand any language. His public defender has been unable to communicate with him to prepare for trial. Is he incompetent to stand trial?
No. 564 The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above , And sang to a small guitar, “O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love, What a beautiful [...]
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