Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Among The Stars


  • Harvey Whittemore has completed his prison sentence. [RJ]
  • The Supreme Court heard oral argument on a special diet for a Thelemist prisoner. [RJ]
  • Mitchell Posin was suspended again. [RJ]
  • We're a little over a week away from the premier of Las Vegas Law. We've heard that not only does the show feature DA Wolfson, but Judge Douglas Herndon will be making his small screen debut along with Chief Deputy District Attorney/erstwhile judicial candidate Bernie Zadrowski and defense attorney Warren Geller (but not until the second episode). 

19 comments:

  1. Tagline on the Posin article should've been: "Like Father, Like Son.." ZING!

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  2. Good lord is Zadrowski's website atrocious. Some one call a graphic desginer /web developer STAT

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  3. thinking about leaving behind 6 years of of civil practice and getting into the criminal practice/personal injury arena. Any words of wisdom one way or the other?

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    1. Don't be a dick. Civil attorneys have a rep that doesn't play well in the crim arena.

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    2. If you start doing criminal, be sure and ask for sanctions every time you have to oppose something. People love that!

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    3. Forget everything you know about practicing the law, and just memorize the rules of evidence. I mean, as a criminal attorney, you can show up late to court (just tell the judge you were in another department, works like a charm) and you will never have to write a brief again because oral motions are encouraged.

      But really, good luck! The well is still dry in civil land so moving to criminal/PI actually sounds like a good idea for all of us.

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    4. Rule #1: you (and the other commentors) don't know a damn thing about crim, and you won't for a while, so don't act like your shit don't stink.

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    5. Advertise.

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    6. Seriously? You would change to criminal law? do you have a death wish? Do you like to be paranoid and spend your day with criminals? Do you like having your retainer handed to you in a brown paper bag?

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    7. Criminal is major burnout. It is not as easy as saying "I'm late because I had another matter." They will hear the case in your absence or make you look bad to your client and/or issue a bench warrant that has to be quashed. They check on other conflicting court appearances. There are a lot of dates/appearances that are not properly noticed and you don't get notified. Many DA's are very difficult to deal with and will jerk you around till you get known and get their respect. You have to work it to get the right deal for your client. Maybe your client and case is the case the DA wants to try and hammer your client to meet their trial targets. Good luck thinking it is a cake walk. Most criminal attorneys want to get out and do personal injury. There is constant rotating out of the business.

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    8. I don't want to be a criminal attorney. I want to be a *criminal* attorney. With the money but minus the stint in federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison.

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    9. The qualified/competent criminal attorneys have the market cornered and are unlikely to see their business siphoned by bad combovers/bad-suited/pill-popping former PDs who got too big for their britches and thought they could hang their own shingle.

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  4. Can someone please explain what a "cocktailer" is?

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    1. The unitement of cock and tail

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    2. Google should be your friend: I searched and found an app called Cocktailer to find recipes and lots of jobs for bartenders and cocktail waitresses. But, Lawyer Bird's definition for the win! :-)

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  5. #stopstinklessshitshaming

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  6. *** SALE ALERT ***

    To all you cheap ass sole practitioners out there like myself, the Office Depot in Eastgate complex (SE corner of Marks and Sunset) is doing an out of business sale, and they are down to about 70%

    There are still SHITLOADS of stuff in the legal area....those "5-packs" of 3 1/2 and 5 1/4 case files which are normally 13-15 bucks are now about 6.50. Plus lots of dividers, etc.

    Just thought I'd let everyone know !

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    1. lol...OP here...I meant 70% off

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  7. No mention of the fact that bar results come out today?

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