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2012-05-08 04:28:17 PM
irish pub?
 
2012-05-08 04:28:52 PM
Did that stupid idiot just really say that all of the Illinois female attorneys are PMSing at the same time?

farking sheepfelcher. They let anyone have a blog these days.
 
2012-05-08 04:29:52 PM

Janusdog: Did that stupid idiot just really say that all of the Illinois female attorneys are PMSing at the same time?


Yeah, I kind of tuned out there.
 
2012-05-08 04:31:05 PM
I wonder which lawyer mill law school spit her out.
 
2012-05-08 04:34:18 PM
Sounds like an ass got hit with the letter of the law when somebody got tired of her shiat shoot.
 
2012-05-08 04:36:29 PM
Was that TMZ for the legal profession?
 
2012-05-08 04:36:47 PM
The "oh shiat" isn't the main issue -- it's not even remotely important given the balance of her conduct -- they just threw it in the disciplinary complaint because she's a pain in the ass and the judge doesn't like her.

I've cursed on the record before (in federal court, which is far more formal than most state courts). Most attorneys have. The trick is to use only a word that the judge has already used on the record during the same hearing. Well, that and you have to have a rapport with the judge and it has to fit the tone of the hearing. But it still happens all the time during hearings (not trials).
 
2012-05-08 04:41:04 PM
Aww, did wittle pwincess not get her way in court?

Lucky you didn't spend the night in a cell, darling. Suck it up and try not to have a hissy fit in the courtroom again.
 
2012-05-08 04:41:13 PM
magnoliaforever.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-08 04:48:30 PM
In before Riccy from the trailer park.
 
2012-05-08 04:49:23 PM

RichieLaw: Was that TMZ for the legal profession?


Yes. It's looked upon in much the same way I'm sure people in the entertainment industry look upon TMZ.
 
2012-05-08 04:49:46 PM
For those of you who never saw Ricky in court, when he convinces teh judge that he cannot speak with out swearing and then goes on to insult everyone but the judge, you don't know what you're missing.
 
2012-05-08 04:52:12 PM

Litig8r: The "oh shiat" isn't the main issue -- it's not even remotely important given the balance of her conduct -- they just threw it in the disciplinary complaint because she's a pain in the ass and the judge doesn't like her.

I've cursed on the record before (in federal court, which is far more formal than most state courts). Most attorneys have. The trick is to use only a word that the judge has already used on the record during the same hearing. Well, that and you have to have a rapport with the judge and it has to fit the tone of the hearing. But it still happens all the time during hearings (not trials).



Agreed. The Illinois ARDC doesn't give a sh-t about the cursing, but it may provide more colour for the complaint. I've cursed countless times in hearings here in Cook County. Even in trials, it's not necessarily an issue as long as its during a sidebar or during a bench trial (i.e., as long as it's not in front of a jury).

I had a law school dean who insisted that attorneys never curse and are rightly fired and disbarred if they break that taboo -- however, apart from a few years in a political appointment lawyer job in a federal department headquarters, he had never been out of academia and didn't know sh-t from shinola about anything beyond legal theory (and the longer I've been out, the more tenuous even his theories look).

Mind you, there are a few states in which the disciplinary body will impose discipline if someone complains that you used foul language, even outside of court and not directed at anyone. So be careful, Oklahoma lawyers.
 
2012-05-08 04:53:55 PM
Haha, women are biatchy when they're on the rag.
 
2012-05-08 05:04:21 PM
As a new lawyer, it was great for me to see other lawyers make complete fools out of themselves with the judge, because it set the bar so low that I couldn't get nervous about my own turn up there. I've seen some genuine My Cousin Vinny 'how does the defendant plead'/'they didn't do it!' shiat.
 
2012-05-08 05:06:36 PM

Janusdog: Did that stupid idiot just really say that all of the Illinois female attorneys are PMSing at the same time?

farking sheepfelcher. They let anyone have a blog these days.

 
2012-05-08 05:09:45 PM

you are a puppet: As a new lawyer, it was great for me to see other lawyers make complete fools out of themselves with the judge, because it set the bar so low that I couldn't get nervous about my own turn up there. I've seen some genuine My Cousin Vinny 'how does the defendant plead'/'they didn't do it!' shiat.


That was a shocking realization for me as well; there is no dearth of absolutely idiotic attorneys out there.
 
2012-05-08 05:10:55 PM
poop!
 
2012-05-08 05:24:10 PM
you're on her
you're off her
you hold her
in contempt
 
2012-05-08 05:24:55 PM
Female attorneys must be on the same cycle in Illinois, because based on all of the ethics complaints that have come down the pipeline, they've been acting a little crazy.

Jeez. Settle down, shiatty blog guy.
 
2012-05-08 05:26:19 PM
you guys sound new to Above The Law experience

it's not the place you go for quality writing about the legal industry
 
2012-05-08 05:26:41 PM
Just a question to the non-GED lawyers out there, all other things being equal, wouldn't an "Oops, sorry Your Honor" be enough to deal with the occasional slip?
 
2012-05-08 05:27:18 PM
 
2012-05-08 05:35:08 PM
oh, fuddle-duddle

cousinavi.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-08 05:36:58 PM

MooseUpNorth: Just a question to the non-GED lawyers out there, all other things being equal, wouldn't an "Oops, sorry Your Honor" be enough to deal with the occasional slip?


Absolutely. Legal hearings, especially in criminal and family court, can get very heated. The issue really comes down to the judge though, as they have carte blanche over how they handle the attorneys in their court room.

If the attorney has given the judge problems over a period of time, then it could definitely become an issue.

I think the problem here is the attorney lying about it after the fact, not to mention some ambiguity with her statements regarding her client.
 
2012-05-08 05:39:33 PM
I think it was the "whatever" that got me.
 
2012-05-08 05:51:04 PM
manginamonologues.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-08 05:58:32 PM
Hold on a sec here, I think we're missing the real story:

Mike Frisch of the Legal Profession Blog wonders if the ethics complaint against Cesar is "a bit overcharged," and we agree that it might be. Because when other lovely lady lawyers in the state stand accused of prostitution and baring their breasts for the world to see, what's one little "oh sh*t" in open court?

WHAR NAKED LADY LAWYERS? WHAR?
 
2012-05-08 06:01:21 PM
Therese Cesar Garza, a former assistant public defender in Cook County, Illinois, stands accused of failing to communicate plea offers and of disclosing confidential information to judges, amongst other things. But it's the other things that we're going focus on, because Cesar has been accused of being a divalicious defendress.

api.ning.com
 
2012-05-08 06:09:50 PM
What a Diva-licious Defendrix might look like
llamabutchers.mu.nu
 
2012-05-08 06:36:36 PM

RichieLaw: you are a puppet: As a new lawyer, it was great for me to see other lawyers make complete fools out of themselves with the judge, because it set the bar so low that I couldn't get nervous about my own turn up there. I've seen some genuine My Cousin Vinny 'how does the defendant plead'/'they didn't do it!' shiat.

That was a shocking realization for me as well; there is no dearth of absolutely idiotic attorneys out there.


Careful folks. If all attorneys were wise and reasonable we'd settle most cases with a phone call and never be able to afford our luxury cars. Joking aside, I find that clients usually look a lot like their lawyers and vice versa.
 
2012-05-08 06:40:10 PM

Litig8r: The "oh shiat" isn't the main issue -- it's not even remotely important given the balance of her conduct -- they just threw it in the disciplinary complaint because she's a pain in the ass and the judge doesn't like her.

I've cursed on the record before (in federal court, which is far more formal than most state courts). Most attorneys have. The trick is to use only a word that the judge has already used on the record during the same hearing. Well, that and you have to have a rapport with the judge and it has to fit the tone of the hearing. But it still happens all the time during hearings (not trials).


Came in here to say this. Cursing is no big deal. But lying to the judge about what you said, that is a huge deal.
 
2012-05-08 06:41:27 PM
With every (and I mean EVERY) court summons I get (at my old addresses) for jury duty, I tell da judge: FU*K YOU! Judges can kiss my ass, die & go to hell.
 
2012-05-08 07:03:41 PM

RichieLaw: That was a shocking realization for me as well; there is no dearth of absolutely idiotic attorneys out there.


How to tell if someone is or knows attorneys, when they see a smart kid if they suggest that hey they're smart so maybe one day they could be one, they are not nor do the know any attorneys.
 
2012-05-08 07:45:56 PM
Biatches got rags in dem der briefs!
 
HBK
2012-05-08 07:46:08 PM

Arkanaut: Hold on a sec here, I think we're missing the real story:

Mike Frisch of the Legal Profession Blog wonders if the ethics complaint against Cesar is "a bit overcharged," and we agree that it might be. Because when other lovely lady lawyers in the state stand accused of prostitution and baring their breasts for the world to see, what's one little "oh sh*t" in open court?

WHAR NAKED LADY LAWYERS? WHAR?


It was actually a hot older redheaded lawyer who got drunk and showed people at her office her implants. There's a link in the story.
 
HBK
2012-05-08 07:48:12 PM

Janusdog: Did that stupid idiot just really say that all of the Illinois female attorneys are PMSing at the same time?

farking sheepfelcher. They let anyone have a blog these days.


The author is a woman. I think it's okay for women to make fun of periods. Like how black people can make fun of black people but white people can't.

I really don't understand the outrage.
 
HBK
2012-05-08 07:54:11 PM

WhyteRaven74: RichieLaw: That was a shocking realization for me as well; there is no dearth of absolutely idiotic attorneys out there.

How to tell if someone is or knows attorneys, when they see a smart kid if they suggest that hey they're smart so maybe one day they could be one, they are not nor do the know any attorneys.


There are a lot of stupid lawyers out there. I'm surprised some of them managed to get their shiatty undergrad degree, much less a law degree. But that's the seldom spoken truth of law schools. There are so many diploma mills out there that anybody willing to pony up the money can get in somewhere. And with the exception of Cooley and some other bottom rung schools, schools do not fail people. So if you can get into a law school (which is easy enough), and you can manage to show up for class, you can sit for the bar.
 
2012-05-08 08:36:39 PM

tarheel07: I wonder which lawyer mill law school spit her out.


She appears to be a former Assistant US Attorney, and most AUSAs didn't go to "lawyer mills."
 
2012-05-08 08:48:52 PM

Janusdog: Did that stupid idiot just really say that all of the Illinois female attorneys are PMSing at the same time?

farking sheepfelcher. They let anyone have a blog these days.


The Above the Law site is always like that.
Every poster spends his day taking women to "pound town".
 
mhd
2012-05-08 08:52:19 PM
Pim-hole!
 
2012-05-08 09:02:47 PM

Litig8r: The "oh shiat" isn't the main issue -- it's not even remotely important given the balance of her conduct -- they just threw it in the disciplinary complaint because she's a pain in the ass and the judge doesn't like her.

I've cursed on the record before (in federal court, which is far more formal than most state courts). Most attorneys have. The trick is to use only a word that the judge has already used on the record during the same hearing. Well, that and you have to have a rapport with the judge and it has to fit the tone of the hearing. But it still happens all the time during hearings (not trials).


I think her lying is more important.
 
2012-05-08 09:20:45 PM
I can't think of the last time I've head someone swear in Bankruptcy but I have heard the occasional slip in District.

What I have seen are some incredible dress-downs by judges at both levels. Well-crafted and witty.

One from a couple of weeks back:

COURT: Mr.X, you have successfully wasted 2 days of the court's time and we are no further along.

Mr.X: Your Honor, I think

COURT: I don't think, I KNOW you have wasted the past two days of my time.
 
2012-05-08 11:18:56 PM
44 comments and there's neither a picture of this woman nor an argument about whether you all would deign to hit it?
 
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