Colorado court officials have proposed the ‘pinky swear’ as an alternative oath administered to witnesses in court proceedings, a court administrator revealed Friday. The switch is intended to address growing court concerns about the younger generation’s understanding of civic education and their knowledge of the rule of law. “Kids identify with the pinky promise,” said […]
In a first since at least early 2003, a news story beginning with the headline “Well Known Local Attorney” did not end with further news of a scandal or in something hilariously gone bad.
A local fire marshall in Virginia cited “excess testosterone” as the cause of an explosion that rocked a legal blogging conference in Arlington, saying levels at the time were at “five times the acceptable levels for safety.”
Attorneys in Missouri have launched a new “micro” law firm that will specialize in considering simple yes or no questions and answering them either “yes” or “no.”
According to officials who are working out the details of the court, attorneys wishing to practice in the new Special Court of Curmudgeons must adhere to a strict “code of curmudgeonry,” which includes weekly berating of younger attorneys whom they feel do not live up to standards of professionalism and excellence, as set forth in the Magna Carta and the 1932 version of the New York code of professional conduct.
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