December 22, 2009
More legal jerks in the news - this time from Texas
After blogging a few days ago about a California court that suspended a lawyer for three years because, according to that court, he was a "jerk," comes this story from today's online ABA Journal called "A Judge's Advice to New Lawyers: Don't be a Jerk."
It's about a Texas judge who is sharing a letter he wrote to his children offering the following advice about entering the practice of law:
- Don't be a jerk
- Be proud to be a lawyer
- Don't tell lawyer jokes
- Always tell the client the truth.
- Communicate with the client
- If the client lies to help make his case, fire him
- Always tell the court the truth
- Always be open to learning from others and be willing to learn from your own mistakes
- Obey the "Golden Rule"
- Have fun
Hat tip to the ABA Journal.
I am the scholarship dude.
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"If the client lies to help make his case, fire him."
Can you fire opposing counsel or prosecutors who lie? What about lying judges, corrections/probation officers, court personnel, jailers?
Posted by: Joseph Bazan | Dec 23, 2009 11:29:28 AM