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   (THOUGHTS ON LAW SCHOOL)

 

  • "Jackass law students often turn into jackass lawyers". 

 

  • (On Law School Applicant Rejections) "Did they even read your essay on the summer you taught archery to those poor underprivileged blind kids?" 

 

  • "Your friends will no doubt wonder why you can't go out drinking, or cow tipping or whatever the devil it is you kids do these days with your crazy rock n roll music, sugary cereals and your i-phones" 

 

  • "You may see more focus placed on practical skills rather than classes on the socio economic forces placed on 16th century Peruvian goat herders and the resulting legal ramifications." 

 

  • "I just finished law school and passed the grueling bar exam. When do I get my BMW?" 

 

  • Your "childlike enjoyment of life" usually dies around the time you learn about the rule of perpetuities.

 

  • "Often you may feel you are the dumbest in class. You are not. Well, technically one of you has to be the dumbest. Maybe it is you. But, chances are it's not you".​​​

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                                                  (THOUGHTFUL ADVICE TO CLIENTS)

 

  • "If you look like a pirate, the jury is going to think you're a pirate". 

 

  • The Constitution guarantees your right to be a jackass. Just don't yell fire in a movie theater. 

 

 

 

                                                      (THOUGHTS ON LAWYERS)

 

  • "He wasn't a shark. He was a puffer fish with an inferiority complex" 

 

  • "Of course, contrary to popular opinion, a world without lawyers is a little less sunny". 

 

  • "We try to adhere to high standards of professionalism, civility and class. Of course, I am sure there are a few lawyers you think deserve a nice wing tipped kick in the res ipsa loquitur." 

 

  • "He thought I sold my soul to the devil, which is ridiculous.  Everyone knows lawyers don't have souls." 

 

  • (Referring to a recently disbarred attorney) Personally, I am shocked and appalled that a member of the bar would exchange legal work for sex. With a client base that includes the elderly and some burly construction workers, our firm tends to frown on this practice. 

 

  • (Referring to a Lawyer Arrested for Bank Robbery) "I wonder if it was the briefcase or the tasseled shoes that gave him away." ​

 

  • No one likes to see a colleague fired, unless its the guy who keeps taking your stapler and feels the constant need to tell you who he voted for on American Idol.

  • (Referring to budgeting decisions) Screw the kid's piano lessons, you want an Audi. Let's be honest, your sausage fingered kid is no Beethoven.

  • (Referring to the practice of allowing attorneys to "cut the line" when entering a court house.) It always makes me feel like Ray Liotta in "Goodfellas" as he is being led through the kitchen of the Copacabana to his front row table. 

 

                                                 (THOUGHTS ON LAWYER ADVERTISING)

 

  • (Referring to a Law Firm's Promotional Items) I always wonder when you take that fork in the road. You start off law school with dreams of arguing before the supreme court. Somewhere along the way, you're handing out St. Patty's Day tshirts to drunks with your law firm's phone number. 

 

  • (Referring to a Law firm that used a celebrity in their advertisements) My firm couldn't attract that kind of star power. The best we could do is a cutout of actor Erik Estrada. I like to place it behind the receptionist desk holding a balloon with our logo on it. 

 

  • Maybe you don't want to tarnish your firm's reputation with a late night tv spot followed by the steel drums of a Girls Gone Wild infomercial. 

 

  • (Referring to an attorney with a mobile law office school bus) "Apparently, you can fit more injured clients into a bus than you can a BMW". 

 

  • Is it really OK to say you have 75 years of combined experience when that "experience" is your 5 years coupled with the 70 years of your semi-retired, half dead, of-counsel partner who keeps calling you "Billy " The guy hasn't seen the inside of courtroom since the Carter administration. 

 

                                                    (THOUGHTS ON HISTORY & POLITICS)

 

  • If you are not familiar with World War II, it was the one featured in the Captain America movie.

  • ​Post Election advice from my 7 year old nephew after losing a bid for city council "maybe next time don't put your face on the signs."

  • (On Lawyers who run for Political Office) With our penchant for perfectly coiffed hair and whitened teeth, it is no wonder many attorneys would want to dip their wingtips into the political pool. 

 

 

                                                    (THOUGHTS ON OTHER LEGAL BLOGS)

 

  • (Referring to a nationally recognized legal blog's decision to set up dates for readers and then write about all the "juicy" details)  "It's like watching DeNiro in Meet the Fockers, you wanna shake him and remind him that he was in Raging Bull." 

Wisdom

Appropriated from the Pages of the Nutmeg Lawyer