No legal career comes without regrets in various forms. One mistake I made out of naivety I feel like I can share to shed some insight into the life of a Public Defender. Thursday afternoons were for something called 'Hooker Call'. It was pretty much what it sounds like. A giant room filled with prostitutes … Continue reading Keep Those Crimeside Tales Coming!
I was recently asked to put together a new Last Will and Testament for my father and stepmother. Not a problem, I am a lawyer and can probably swing it. As I slogged through the creation of their documents, I realized that everybody really should take care of this kind of thing. Even many lawyers … Continue reading You Need A Will – Part 2, POA
Tune in for another batch of true crime stories from my days as a Public Defender. Some details have been altered to protect identities. Click here for the first few crime stories if you skipped over those ones. And the latest ones are here. Next Case - "The Mother and Child Reunion is only a … Continue reading More Tales from the Crimeside
One drawback to being the lawyer in a family is that by default, you are looked upon for all things legal. This happens despite the almost guaranteed phenomenon that a lawyer will tend to specialize and become less and less familiar with legal topics outside of his or her specialty. Would you want your podiatrist … Continue reading I Bet You Need A Will
A Jurist is one who has thorough knowledge and experience of the law, especially an eminent judge, lawyer, or legal scholar. First things first, a little definition/word origin refresher; A lawyer is a person who practices law, whereas a judge is a person who presides over the law. Lawyer - One versed in law, one … Continue reading What Makes A Good Jurist?