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We have reported over the years on lawyers who get into trouble or even disbarred over the stupid things they do. This is one of the dumbest of all time:
A lawyer is suspended from practicing law for various reasons. While suspended, he takes a retainer to handle a succession and tells his clients the case will be finished “within ten days.” read more…
Nina Kallen is a hard-working sole practitioner in Massachusetts who shares some of the lessons she has learned along the way:
1. Making copies of all checks from clients before you deposit them. You need information from the check to find read more…
The 2016 Obama budget has some real landmines hidden between the pages that will turn estate planning upside-down.
The “permanent” estate tax statutes signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 3, 2013, set the estate tax exemption at $5 million per person, indexed for inflation, read more…
We’ve commented a few times about attorneys who run afoul of the disciplinary process. It is not as well known, but judges also have to consider their actions and the result of how they conduct their personal and professional lives.
Take, for example, a lawyer who ran 15 times for elective office and finally won an election as a family court judge. The newly elected judge brought a lot of baggage with her, but not the sort you pack your clothes in. read more…
On April 12, 2012, Tat-2 arrested a suspect at the suspect’s home in Jefferson Parish. The full television crew was there to record the event. Tat-2 and his crew claimed the arrest was based on the suspect’s prosecution for possession of stolen things, while the suspect claimed his only crime was read more…
Much of the strategy of getting Obamacare passed in the first place was to put off the pain until the elections were over. That was a no-brainer for the cynical politicians who wanted to saddle us with something nobody understood, but put off all the nasty features until it was too late to scrap the whole idea. read more…
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