SCOOTER LIBBY CONVICTED ON 4 OF 5 COUNTS. JURY OUT TEN DAYS.
File this under the truth is stranger than fiction category.
We received an email from FACDL President, big-wig, and all around nice guy (Plus everyone's favourite federal blogger ) David O Markus, announcing that lawyers can attend a Marlin's Game on Thursday April 19, 2007 and receive CLE Credit to boot.
The Marlins are hosting (we kid you not ) LAWYER APPRECIATION NIGHT.
Query: Who will set the record for BOOS this year? Barry Bonds, or the Miami Bar?
We just can't imagine ponying up to the concession stands and having someone offer to buy us a beer when they find out what we do for a living.
"You're a lawyer? Let me buy you a beer. You guys are so misunderstood."
Pour a beer on us? Much more likely. And a terrible waste of beer.
Back to the evenings festivities:
Lawyers who attend this event will:
1) Meet Billy The Marlin AND the Marlins Mermaids.
2) As surprising as it seems, the flyer trumpeting this event also touts the ability of attendee to "Watch the Mets and Marlins!" (That's an actual quote).
Go to a ballgame and watch the game. What will they think of next?
3) Get CLE credit.
("Objection your honor. It's hearsay and a violation of the infield fly rule. Plus, the prosecutor may well have made a motion to first during the question, and that's clearly a balk.")
And now for the show stopper.
Want to know what the CLE event is?
We couldn't make this up if we tried.
HOW TO AVOID A BAR COMPLAINT.
See you in Court.