Legal Profession


Client: Attorney Gave Me Bad Advice, Tried to Kill Me

This lead-in by Courthouse News Service caught my eye: WOODSTOCK, Ill. (CN) – The attorney a man hired to represent him in a child custody dispute had an affair with the mother of the client's child, then tried to hire hit men…


PRESIDENT OBAMA ARRESTED IN CONNECTICUT

Sorry, did I say "Connecticut"? I meant, "in the baseless dreams of delusional lawyer/dentist Orly Taitz, queen of the 'birthers.'" I should have been more careful. According to Orly, whose legal skills some have called into question (see, e.g., "'A Rhesus…




Orly Taitz Now 0-158?

I saw a chart the other day that was said to contain information about every "birther" lawsuit that's been filed, and according to that chart, including appellate decisions the birthers' record is currently 0-157. I can't vouch for that number,…


Study for the MPRE by Watching this Music Video, Baby

Some recent graduates of American University's Washington College of Law have put together this music video. It addresses some common legal-ethics problems, but you should watch it anyway because it's also a pretty good music video.   Via the Professional…


Recusal Motion Cites Girl-Scout-Cookie Purchase

I've previously mentioned many good reasons for seeking a trial continuance, including motions that cited the start of deer season in Arkansas, the appearance of one's favorite team in the playoffs, the seven puppies recently born to one's Cavalier King…



Carreon v. The Oatmeal: Plaintiff Continues to Dig [Updated]

As Popehat has already covered in detail here (see also Adam Steinbaugh), Charles Carreon has again escalated his frivolous lawsuit against Matthew Inman (creator of The Oatmeal), IndieGoGo, and two charities (the American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Foundation). This…