Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Flying by the seat of my pants can lead to crashing into a lake of malpractice

The Court: Counsel, we are going to continue this for a short status date and if we need, we can reschedule for a hearing. You won’t need to be prepared for a hearing on the next date.
Me: Your Honor, it’s not fun to be prepared.
The Court: Excuse me?
Me: It’s more entertaining for you, the witnesses and my clients if I am just riffing off the cuff.
The Court: I can’t argue with your logic.
Me: My malpractice carrier can.

In full disclosure, my clients left the courtroom before I started this conversation.