Archive for June, 2017

Answering discovery you first object to

A pet peeve of mine is attorneys who begin discovery responses with a list of boilerplate objections. Recently I received interrogatory answers from two separate attorneys who I actually respect with such lists. One response began: This response is submitted by Plaintiff subject to and without in any way waiving or intending to waive, but […]

The aggravation of equitably dividing household furnishings

Early in my career I spent an afternoon with two estranged spouses and a friendly opposing counsel auctioning the parties’ household furnishings to the highest bidder as the method of equitable distribution.  From this I developed two insights: 1) this is the fairest way to equitably divide household furnishings; and 2) this is an insane […]

Family Court Procedure 101 Materials

On June 10, 2017, Dana Adkins and I, on behalf of Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services, presented a seminar explaining family court procedure to pro se litigants.  The intent is to repeat this seminar throughout the state and repeat it on occasion locally (as the population of pro se litigants is ever changing).  Materials below.  Feel free to circulate […]

In praise of opinionated lawyers

Folks who know me well–and even some who don’t–consider me the most opinionated person they know. I accept their judgment. Given something I’ve thought about, I have an opinion on it. Who makes better queso fundido: Minero or Pancito & Lefty? Having finally eaten a both, I now have an opinion. Which beach is better: […]

Seminar on “How to Represent Yourself in Family Court”

Please help me spread the word about this seminar, which Dana Adkins and I are presenting on behalf of Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services on Saturday June 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Charleston County Public Library (68 Calhoun Street). It will be three hours of explaining family court procedure to pro se litigants. There […]

 

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