Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Permission to move about the well?

The other side: "We'd like to have the government documents removed based on the fact they can't be substantiated."

The judge, turning to me: "Response, counsel?"


[Awkward pause as whole room waits for us to respond.]


Me: "Um. We object? Because it would be harmful to our plaintiff?"


[Awkward pause PLUS blank stare from my partner.]


The judge: "Counsel, are you citing to a specific rule?"

My brain: "There's rules??? What rules?? And they're NUMBERED?!"










You shouldn't hire me yet.

11 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

I feel the same (but in my profession).

gurrbonzo said...

BAHAHA! 1L trial ad is a trip. We've all been there, friend. Just imagining

"We object??"

is making my day.

Erin said...

Sigh. And then you learn that there are ethical exceptions to the rules, anyway. Who created this system?

lifeofdi said...

Yup. Found my lawyer!

Cari said...

Ha Ha! I think that is how everyone feels when they are in school. I always felt that I needed to everything before I went to work for a company, but when I got out into the work field, they expected me to learn it out there.

Oh, and I think the vitamin thing will work to grow hair. My hair always grew really fast when I was pregnant and I just assumed it was the prenatal vitamins, but it could have been one of the weird things associated with pregnancy. Anyway, I'm going to assume it was the vitamins and try them anyway to hopefully get it to grow faster.

Sierra said...

Give it time :-)

Drew said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, I needed that, I've had a rough nasty day and you've got me chuckling like a fat man with a kondike bar. Thank you.

Cari said...

If memory serves me right its your birthday today. Since this is the only way I can get ahold of you (I suppose I could look through my email for yours), I just wanted to say happy b-day! If its not your b-day then I'll chalk this moment up to old age and memory loss.

Brooke said...
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Genavee said...

This is how I feel every day in law school

Ru said...

Hahahahahaha - the best is when you get a judge who is really an arbitrator who just had to fill in for the real judge at the last second, and he responds to every valid objection with, "I'm going to allow it," like a TV judge.