April 2, 2011
A Funny Thing Happened Reading Court Pleadings Today
Q. May a judicial officer compile humorous letters and/or pleadings sent to the court into a publication that could be sold with the proceeds going to a charitable cause?
A. "Yes" according to State of Washington Ethics Advisory Committee's Opinion 11-01, so long as that "it does not appear that the judicial officer is trivializing or in any way disparaging the persons who authored the letters or pleadings."
Kindle editions of "A Funny Thing Happened Reading Court Pleadings Today" coming soon? [JH]
For an example of something similar recently published in Utah, see
David S. Dillon & Michael S. Evans, Law and Commotion: a Humorous Look at Life in the Land of the Yellow Files, Utah Journal of Family Law (Fall/Winter 2010) online at http://utahjournal.org/?p=164
Posted by: Jessica Van Buren | Apr 4, 2011 3:11:37 PM