Legal Profession


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…


Lawyer Sued After Delivering Belly Bump, Sucker Punch

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that an attorney who works with "The Heavy Hitter" Glen Lerner has been sued for allegedly hitting somebody in the face at a charity golf tournament.  Brian Walsh alleges that associate Benjamin Lund "sucker punched"…



The Courthouse: Still Not a Good Place to Assault Someone

Tempers do flare from time to time when practicing law, and sometimes conflict is unavoidable.  But there are still a few basic rules that you really must observe: In modern-day practice, engaging in fisticuffs is generally considered unprofessional. If you are…



Remarkable April Fools’ Saga Draws to a Close

I wrote on April 2 about an April Fools' Day prank by law blogger Eric Turkewitz (and others) who managed to fool the New York Times, at least briefly.  Turns out that was only the first act in a drama…


Attorney Convicted of Voting Seeks Pardon

As you may have heard, things have not been going so well for New York Governor David Paterson, who has announced he will not run for another term.  Another scandal has since come to light (although considering what the previous…