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Liquid lunch and DWI court: not a good mix!

  From the Times Herald-Record of Middletown, NY:  A man facing a felony driving-while -intoxicated charge showed up at Court with a bag full of beer — and was thrown in jail without bail.  Keith Gruber, 49, had a scheduled 10:30 a.m. pretrial hearing.  Gruber came to court about an hour and a half late [...]

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Packers fans are not a protected category, are they?

  Sometimes you just can’t make these things up. It seems that a Chicago car salesman named Stone was fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers tie to work the day after the Packers beat the Bears in the NFC Championship game.   Stone said he wore the tie at on Monday in part to honor his 91-year-old grandmother, [...]

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Really!? Mistakes job applicants make.

Sometimes you just can’t make this stuff up.  CareerBuilder released a survey this week of more than 2,400 hiring managers which listed some of the most outrageous and common mistakes that job candidates have made in job interviews. When asked what the most outrageous blunders they had encountered interviewing candidates were, hiring managers reported the [...]

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Knowing when it’s time to leave your law firm

   This article in the Legal Intelligencer probably falls in the “duh” category, but I link to it as a public service to all of my law firm readers.  According to Molly Peckman, director of associate development at Dechert , you know it’s time to leave your firm when: You start drinking on the job [...]

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Wisdom from the 7th Circuit

  “A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history —with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.” Vince v. Rock County.      

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Death is not always the end

Two news items that are just too good to pass up. First, a Minnesota lawyer has been suspended by the state Supreme Court for a year because he lied about the fact that his client had died during settlement negotiations.   In fact, 3 months after his clients’ death, he sent an email to the lawyer [...]

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More proof that most lawyers have inadequate senses of humor

  Lighten up: it was just an April Fools Day gag.

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Bizspeak 101

  Thanks to the Under the Radar blog, here is a very useful guide (which includes some off-color language) to corporate-speak, including such classics as: “Open the Kimono”, “Agree to Disagree”, “It Is What It Is” and “Ping”. It’s not only lawyers who endanger the English language!  

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Friday humor for lawyers

  A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him,    “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”    The [...]

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