Legal Profession


Convicted Killer Headed Back to Law School

As you know, prospective lawyers are required to go through a "good character" evaluation before being admitted to the bar. Not to say that every lawyer therefore has "good character," but the bar does try to do a little weeding….





The People Who Sued Themselves

Over the weekend I wrote about Lodi v. Lodi, which was not a divorce but rather one man's legal crusade against himself. I was thinking about that because I'm working on a legal-ethics presentation about conflict-of-interest rules, which is a sufficiently…



Please, Lord, Let Joe Francis Represent Himself at Trial

If I remember correctly, Joe Francis, the "brains" behind "Girls Gone Wild" and sleazemaster extraordinaire, has been mentioned here before. <Google search> "Girls Gone Wild" Founder Says Judge Has Gone Wild in Suit Filed by Girls Who Had Previously Gone…


Offices and What Not to Do in Them

The first office I’m going to mention is my new one. We have just moved to a new building in San Francisco, and these offices are so much better than our old ones (leased just before the dot-com crash in…


Lawyer Finds $1 Million in Cash in His Closet

From today's ABA Journal: A South Carolina lawyer known for his TV commercials and billboards has turned over $994,000 in cash kept in a closet of his Myrtle Beach law office after a court-appointed bankruptcy investigator stressed the importance of…