Monday, October 1, 2012


Thank you everyone for your kind emails.  I have had a crazy few months and have somewhat abandoned this blog for lack of time.  This won't be a funny post (I'm in a bit of a hurry), but should be pretty unbelievable to some of you (so, it's worth a quick read).

Life at the office has been crazy!  My litigation team is stable, but the rest of the office... well, the stories could be made into a docudrama.  Seriously. 

Here is a short run-down of events:

One of the attorneys (we'll call him BatCrazy) was having an office relationship with Psycho Paralegal.  Psycho Paralegal quit recently.  Since starting with the firm, BatCrazy was arrested many times, constantly missing court appearances and deadlines.  (Did I mention he was also on meds/ drugs?)  After a recent arrest, he ordered a gun online illegally "for a friend."  The firm fired him.  He broke into the office and went through unlocked computers and did unmentionable things in peoples' offices.  And then he was arrested again (for other things).  Then they took his keys.  (Yep, breaking into the office is just taking it too far.)

With the unrest in the office, everyone is looking for other jobs and people are dropping like flies.  They aren't hiring new people to fill in for the four people that left so far.  So, everyone is running along smoothly (NOT!).  It's only a matter of time before the firm crumbles.  I am planning to stick it out myself right now.  Hysteria breeds hysteria, so I won't join that party yet. 

I hope everyone is doing well!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Update: Perspective

For those of you following my good friends, Adam and Gina Echols' story, I have a happy update for you! (Click here to read my earlier blog post about them.)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Discover Facebook, it's case law!

A Pennsylvania court recently ruled that postings on Facebook pages are discoverable.  The court ordered the plaintiff to provide their user name and password to allow production of posted information. Largent v. Reed, Case No. 2009-1823 (C.P. Franklin Nov. 8, 2011) includes an opinion from Judge Richard J. Walsh discussing social media electronic discovery. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Thanks to everyone for continuing to read my blog, and for your emails. It's been months since my last post. I've had a lot of personal things going on, including the death of my father. I will be back to blogging soon, but need a little more time.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Funny photo

This photo has no legal relevance, but I thought it was funny enough to share...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Forgery is not an option

The other day, one of the newby paralegals came to me and asked how to send something out. I noticed it wasn't drafted correctly, so I mentioned it to her and told her she would need to get the client to re-sign the document. She told me JD filled it out incorrectly. She told me that when she mentioned the mistakes to JD, he asked her to change the document and forge the client's signature.  Paralegal refused and told JD he could forge it, but she wasn't going to. He got angry at her, yelled at her and she changed a couple things on the already signed document.