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Monday, July 27, 2009
A JUDGE WRITES IN
Play our Presidential trivia game, below:
Based on the email address, we're pretty sure this is a Judge, but there is no way to be 100% sure.
We received this email.
It's hot. No one wants to be working.
And apparently, tempers are running a bit short:
Would you print this on the blog? It might help make calendars run a bit smoother.
I don't like:
Attorneys who raise two fingers on each hand to indicate parenthesis when making an argument.
Attorneys who say to me "I'm sure you've read the case law" when they know damn well I haven't.
Attorneys who start by addressing the court with "judge this is the case where... (fill in the blank- "the man wearing a skirt broke into his neighbors house" ) as if I have been waiting all day for your case in which I remember every detail.
Bulletin- every case has their own unique set of facts. I don't remember any of them. Get to the point. The quicker the better.
Attorneys who make jokes. I have a big calendar. Get to it. If you think you can do standup go to an open mike at a comedy club. Don't try your routine with me.
Attorneys who text while I'm addressing their case. Stop multi-tasking for one damn minute.
Getting those stupid facebook emails. I'm not your friend and I don't want to be your friend. Stop adding me to your friend list. I won't respond.
Attorneys who try and impress me by announcing ready and then quickly adding that they may not be available because they're on standby with the US supreme court. If you need a continuance, just say so. I could care less where you have to be and the implication that the case before me is not that important really doesn't matter. I just want to do a decent job and close the case.
Thanks Rumpole. This has been brewing in me for a while. It's nice to blow off steam. Have a good weekend. We all read your blog you know.
A robed reader.
Rumpole says: Glad to be of service.
If you've been reading the comments section this weekend and last week,
you have seen unfold a tale that appeals to prurient interests to say the least.
Let me make this very easy on all of you writing in: Under no circumstances
will I print any allegation, guess, allusion....whatever, that references the
names of the individuals in question. So let it go and drop it. Whether it's
true or not, subjecting people to embarrassing rumors like this is not productive.
The only way this would make the blog is if there was proof of a violation of
the code of ethical conduct for attorneys or judges, and an aggrieved
opposing party filed a complaint. Then it would be news and blog worthy.
NFL training camps open this week and it's time to start doing the intense
statistical analysis that allows us to be the premier football blog tout.
A little summer time trivia: This President's first name was Hiram.