Friday, November 30, 2012

Nice Work If You Can Get It.

As reported in the RJ yesterday, the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline suspended Judge Steven Jones. Pursuant to state law, he is suspended with pay until his trial date which, earlier this week, was set for August 21, 2013. Now we all know that Judge Jones is innocent until proven guilty, but is 10 months of suspension with pay really the best way to deal with this situation? The laws regarding this situation must have been thought of during better economic times because now instead of just paying Judge Jones, we're also paying Judge Teuton. (According to one of our commenters, he is getting a $1,000 a day to fill in.) One functioning judge for the price of two--what a deal!

Another of our commenters asked yesterday if any junior associates feel like the market is getting better because she was getting an increased number of calls from headhunters. What's the general consensus? Are things looking up for the market? What kind of rumors are you hearing about firms opening up, merging, or shutting down?

Rumor has it that Judge Riegle will be retiring from the bankruptcy court in the near future. Truth or mere speculation? Any details? How will this impact the BK hottie?

Finally, on a serious note, we're in the midst of the holidays and with all the stress surrounding those--in addition to the problems we face every day--it is easy to get overwhelmed. If you are feeling depressed, suicidal, addicted, or otherwise overwhelmed, we encourage you to seek help. Don't turn to abusing drugs or alcohol as a means of temporary escape. Don't endanger yourself or others. For many of these problems, you can anonymously call Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers at 1-866-828-0022. If you are feeling suicidal, call one of the hotlines listed here or call 911.

 

15 comments:

  1. Betcha it's a lot longer then 10 months before Jones actually goes to trial or deals it. More like 30 months on the dole. Now that's outrageous!!!

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  2. I think there's a pretty decent market for junior associates right now. New hires, not so much. But given that most of the firms shuttered their summer programs and quit hiring new associates altogether for a few years, those lucky few who were able to get jobs and rack up the experience appear to be in pretty high demand.

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  3. Yes the rumblings are that Judge Riegle is retiring (and not a day too soon).

    Great reminder about LCL and the resources which it provides to attorneys in need of help. Let me also suggest SOLACE if you are in a predicament and need help. The central aspect of each of these programs in anonymity. Getting help anonymously will not cost you your law license; not getting help at all possibly can.

    As much as we scratch and claw each other's eyes out daily, we are giving profession. Remember that this time of year.

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  4. Why would Teuton be paid to sit for Jones? Isn't he already a family court judge?

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  5. I'm curious. I'm a 2010 grad making less than $70k with more than $100k in debt and, since I have kids and the kids have this thing about eating every day, it seems like damn near every lender I have is about to sic their own attorneys on me, including Uncle Sam. Since I can't afford life insurance and/or a hitman, and I can't afford booze, much less other methods of escape, what would LCL have to say to me?

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  6. "Innocent until proven guilty" ~ We agree totally ~ HOWEVER ~ You must consider the prevailing conditions and history of Justice in Clark County, as well as State-wide. When you are able to SLIP-AND-SLIDE through HISTORICALLY DOCUMENTED GREASED WHEELS of a judicial institution and it's empowered agents~The historical past is the case~Jones anchors back to 1996 for corruption and fraud. It's deplorable that NONE OF YOU COMMENT ON THE BASIC VIOLATION OF ETHICS IN USING JUDICIAL LETTERHEAD TO LEND YOUR STATE-EMPOWERED POSITION TO ENDORSE A PONZI SCHEME~Good to see the ADVOCACY FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION IN YOUR PROFESSION ~ YOU NEED IT BAD ~ YOUR HISTORY IN CLARK COUNTY OVER THE PAST YEAR IS TESTAMENT TO THIS FACT ~^^^~ WithPeace

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  7. Goddammit Hawkeye.

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  8. I think calling Judge Jones a scumbag pretty much covers commenting on using his letterhead to further a ponzi scheme allegedly. Sometimes you have to connect the dots or read between the lines. Up your dosage HAWKEYE. The lithium isn't cutting it any longer.

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  9. 11/30 @ 3:00 PM,

    Why are you not on IBR? Assuming you have 2 kids, 100k in debt and 65k in income, you should be paying no more than $529.00/month. If you have more kids or a smaller income, your payment will be less.

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  10. Most of the firms that appear to be hiring are construction defect. Any tips on PI Firms that are hiring?

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  11. @December 1, 2012 9:36 AM --> "Sometimes you have to connect the dots or read between the lines" Sure agree with you on that. That's exactly what digital & hard paper forensic document science does. Don't they cover that at UNLV? History comprises the dots that connect over time~Once you do that~You no longer have to "read-between-the-lines". Never ceases to amaze US~those who exist at the deepest depths of cesspool sewage justice in Nevada always have to reference some kind of "psychotropic drug" upon facing an adversary~That's what they do in Russia to political adversaries~Enemies of the State~Yeah~I guess you could call HawkEye&Allies enemies of THE STATE OF NEVADA ~ Cuz we all done just blew your pipes clean ~ What MuckinCrap have U been breathing in the sewer line buddy? ~^^^~

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  12. Adversary? Hardly. Just say no to family court. Never been. Never will.

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  13. @12/03/12 @ 8:14 PM ~^^^~Thank you for your support. Hope you come and visit a spell with US. We know there are GOOD AND ETHICAL ATTORNEYS in Clark County ~ Obviously you are one of them ~ It's hard to maintain your ethics when you are working in a system of agents that treats the power given to them by the state as cart blanche for ponzi schemes, etc. ~They sit higher in the echelons of power than most attorneys ~ We understand the position you are put in ~ History of Jeanne Winkler and Steve Jones epitomizes this. Thanks again Friend.

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  14. Ok so really who is the bk hottie???

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  15. @ 11:34 Linda Riegle

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