Friday, July 02, 2010

The Art of Malpracticrastination

A month ago, when opposing counsel’s briefs arrive at my office: I’m not going to read this until closer to the oral argument.

A week ago: I’ll prepare for that motion argument next week.

Monday: I’ll prepare for that motion argument Wednesday.

Wednesday: I’ll prepare for the motion argument Friday morning.

En route to the far away suburban court to argue that motion, Friday morning, in the car, to myself, having not prepped yet:

“Shit, I left the briefs at the office yesterday...Shit. Shit. Shit.”
I’m going to put my Second City training to good use: it’s called impromptu oral argument.