Three and a half grand compensation for refusing to accept a handshake?
What the fuck is wrong with the world? It's high time we refused to
accept any religious reasons for doing or not doing anything.
On 8/17/2018 2:35 PM, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
Two of my sons are lawyers. They do not like it when I told them that
90% of the bad lawyers make the good 10% look bad.
In fact it is only a small percentage that give the profession a bad
name and I know a lot of lawyers and worked with patent, environmental
and business lawyers. They were all fine people. One lawyer did screw
me out of a consulting fee and his clients were a drug dealer and a
I have a dear customer who is a lawyer. He has a strong sense
of morality. I very much admire him. He has thrown dishonest
people out of his office before, much to his economic detriment.
The rest of them, well I guess every profession has its bad apples.
I have been stiffed by lawyers before. Then again, I have been stiffed
by a church too.
I think one of the moral issues facing lawyers is that they can
fall into the trap of substituting winning and losing for
right and wrong
In fact they are legally required to defend those in court that
they know are guilty of the offence they are charged with.
That’s utterly obscene that anyone would actually
do that, particularly with the most serious offences.
I sat on a jury once where the DA was railroading a guy. The PD
made mince meat out of him. The PD even used the PA's investigator
against him. The DA was disgusting.
Occasionally, PD's get to protect the innocent.
In civil law, when some one comes into your office and lies to
you, you can kick their asses out.
In criminal law, you are only required to defend them if a judge
assigns them to you. Otherwise you can decline the case.
You need to be very careful with the argument that, the chance of it
being accidental is small therefore they are murderers. We had that
here in this country, and people were convicted because some professor
who couldn't do sums persuaded a judge and jury (who also couldn't do
sums), of her guilt.
Anyone who slaps a 'this page is best viewed with Browser X' label on a Web
page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web, when you had
That’s why lawyers need to be involved, on that question.
We had that
In this case it wasn’t just that statistic that saw her convicted, there was
also the damning evidence in here diaries and what her husband saw of
her behaviour just before she killed each one. It was in fact him that got
the cops to look at the evidence after the fourth one had been killed.
Prior to that, the system had decided that they had not been deliberately
On 8/17/2018 7:20 PM, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
A young patent lawyer I worked with told me she started her career as a
public defender but quit and became a patent lawyer because all the
people she had to defend were as guilty as sin. My sons don't do
criminal work but do civic work.
The large majority of legal disputes never make it to court but are
negotiated by lawyers out of court.
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