It’s a hot topic these days to critique ethics regulators and their attempts to keep pace with rapidly changing technology. Most of the commentary focuses on how the regulators need to step up their game, but I have a different take on it. I think regulators should not attempt to keep up with Apple, Microsoft, and Google. Read my recent post at Lawyerist.com for my take on this timely topic.
It’s a whole new vocabulary world in the ethics realm! Read my recent post at Lawyerist.com and get up to speed on the latest lingo.
Clients, take note. Your lawyer may well be able to disclose embarrassing information about you online without your permission! Read my recent post at Lawyerist.com for more.
We all have days we wish we could just go back to bed and restart, a la Groundhog Day. Trouble for judges is, they only get one shot to get it right. Even when they really botch the job, they simply do not get a do over when they are playing with people’s lives and our system of justice. Read my recent post at Lawyerist.com for more on one judge who tried so hard to do over, only to find it just is not possible.
Court procedures and practices are in place so that we may rely upon them, but what happens when courts ignore their own procedures? What happens when courts are so inept in processing permitted fax filings that defaults are wrongfully taken against parties while their filing sits gathering dust on the fax machine? Read my recent post at Lawyerist.com for more.
It is official! This morning I was sworn in by Cobb County Superior Court Chief Judge Adele P. Grubbs as a member of the Georgia bar. With my family by my side, I took the oath to uphold the United States and Georgia State Constitutions and to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct as a full member of the Georgia bar. Despite having taken a number of such oaths in the course of my career, it still gives me a great sense of pride to stand in a courtroom before an esteemed judge and repeat the oath of office. Thank you for your support, and on to a career that now officially spans the great State of Georgia!
And since we were nearby, we just had to go celebrate with brekkie, Aussie style!
Sometimes judges behave so badly that it makes the news, and this story deserves multiple repeats, it’s just so good. Read my recent post at Lawyerist.com for all the salacious details.