Monday, March 30, 2015

Lawyers and judges behaving badly

No "behaving badly" series can be complete without lawyers and judges behaving badly.

1.  Texas lawyer - "Exclusively for white people"

2.  Pennsylvania lawyer - "Charging your client for your bad behavior"

3.  Georgia lawyer - "Jail is better than attending a deposition"

4.  Attorneys and judges behaving badly from Wall Street Journal

5.  Two CA judges censured for having sex with staff in chambers

6.  Judges behaving badly from Above the Law

7.  Congress investigates judges behaving badly 2015

8.  Lawyer stalks opponent's trial witness back to witness's office and threatens him for testifying.

9.  Lawyer disbarred for advising his post-foreclosure clients to break back into their homes after Sheriff lockout.

10.  Judge takes emergency retirement the next day after partying in a bar with counsel who regularly appear before her.

11.  Judge publicly admonished for using his courtroom clerk and bailiff to perform property-management duties for his investment properties.  [And for a while, he was assigned, of all things, to the eviction calendar!]

12.  Small claims judge too concerned about being late for her lunch date waiting for her in her courtroom, than the trial proceeding in front of her.

[For the month of April, I will be participating in A to Z Blogging Challenge.  My topic will be legal definitions explained in plain (and hopefully humorous) English.  Hope you enjoy!]


  1. I just finished Sycamore Row by Grisham. It was enlightening. Luklily I've had only good relationships with lawyers.

    I tried to comment on your Tennants behaving badly but was directed to an error message. Clicking on you blog from google+ sent me the same message.

    1. I haven't read Sycamore Row. I'll put it on my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendation and I'm glad you've only had good relationships with lawyers. Not everyone, as you know, can say that [not even me, but I see lawyers every day, so the numbers are against me....]

      Sorry I'm not savvy enough to know what happened with the error message. Glad you commented here tho. Thanks