Celebrating 10 years! 2007-2017

Just spent two hours being tempted by Satan

Two hours + with a non-stop talking 60 + y/o lawyer telling redemptionsong09/22/16
I'm in a case right now w/ a 70+ y/o lawyer who represented sjlawyer09/22/16
Yeah, I am not overly impressed or overawed. And once I look redemptionsong09/22/16
40 years ago the model rules didn't exist and there was gene flharfh09/23/16
yeah, I've noticed a bunch of older lawyers, especially in s dingbat02/17/17
Hate to tell you the rules existed in 1988 when I was sworn boomeresq02/17/17
redemptionsong (Sep 22, 2016 - 7:01 am)

Two hours + with a non-stop talking 60 + y/o lawyer telling me how I knew nothing and proposing the most mind spinningly unethical crapola I could imagine if I went to sleep and had a nightmare about the Godfather of Law offering me a deal I could not refuse. Is this just part of the hazing? Temptation of a new lawyer? I ended up lecturing him about ethics which was bleeding awkward. Oh well, passed that test at least.

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sjlawyer (Sep 22, 2016 - 11:55 am)

I'm in a case right now w/ a 70+ y/o lawyer who represented both sides on a transaction and he and his former partner (65+ y/o) (who represents a 3rd party who loaned the buyer of the business Money) are both telling me that in "this type of practice" representing both sides in common place and completely ethical.

I don't think it's my youth, I think it's their brazenness.

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redemptionsong (Sep 22, 2016 - 10:11 pm)

Yeah, I am not overly impressed or overawed. And once I looked the guy up I see he was ordered to disgorge more than $1M by the SEC at one point in his long career. Bar license in order with no disciplinary history but I am not seeing how that happened. Christ, describing a situation like this admin should grant a special exception for low grade curse words. Really, I felt sorry for the old man. He obviously had a NEED to try to overawe me and I am smacking him down like telling my grandfather he is a bad driver. Like man, do you even remember the day you sold out? (What movie did I lift that line from?) Ahhh....

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flharfh (Sep 23, 2016 - 1:41 pm)

40 years ago the model rules didn't exist and there was generally a lot less regulation. Lots of older lawyers never changed.

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dingbat (Feb 17, 2017 - 7:45 am)

yeah, I've noticed a bunch of older lawyers, especially in sh*tlaw and in-house, have no clue about what is and what is not permissible.

Once worked with a boomer lawyer who was practically inducing his clients to commit fraud. "as long as they sign it, it's on them"

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boomeresq (Feb 17, 2017 - 8:00 am)

Hate to tell you the rules existed in 1988 when I was sworn in and 1971 when my husband was sworn in. Evil is just plain evil no matter what generation.

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