Bored to Death?

As I’ve mentioned a couple times before, supposedly law school goes like this: First, they scare you to death. Then, they work you to death. (This second one was quite accurate.) And finally, in your third year, they bore you to death. Welp, I’m apparently not very good at being bored to death. (Or, I’m…

Keeping Busy, and Keeping it Brief

Last week was crazy busy, which is why there weren’t any posts. I was in court 3 days in a row, (spoke two days!) and observed autopsies on Friday. I also wrote two fairly long motions/appeals. This week, on the other hand, I’m assigned to the Juvenile Division, where we work with both Child Welfare…

Toot Toot!

That noise in the title is my horn. I am tooting it. (I promise, this blog hasn’t changed from “The Unfortunate Wallet” to “The LawElk Brags About All Of The Things” even if that’s how it currently looks. I have two substantive legal blog posts in the works, so I’ll get right back to boring…

Winning

The title sums up my return to work after a lovely long weekend back home. A brief post to detail my successes today. I read through the new appeal I was assigned, and everything looks relatively straightforward. The general argument is “Okay, federal law is nice and all, but you’re not in a federal court,…

Initial Appearance: Bound Over

So, I’m going to go ahead and explain the joke, because I make obscure lawyer jokes that no one gets. The Initial Appearance is a part of the criminal process, as the name implies it’s when the defendant makes his initial appearance before the court. Yesterday (as I write this on Wednesday night), I made…

Miscellanea

I have a few quick stories that don’t really fit into any other categories, so I’m just going to lump them all together and call it miscellanea (the noun form of miscellaneous, not just something I made up). First, one thing that I find amusing pretty much every day is the age difference between the…