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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Rules of Court Perry Mason, Della Street, Paul Drake and You

For those of us 1950 kids, Perry Mason is a known quantity.  For those of us non 1950s kids, this was a show featuring a pelfy attorney, aka Perry Mason, a cynical investigator, aka Paul Drake, and the most awesome … Continue reading

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My Trip To Court On Valentines’ Day

Sometimes when I go to court, the experience can feel like I have just entered a rerun of an episode of “Sex in the City.” Take my trip to Court on Valentines’ Day. I was standing in the line waiting … Continue reading

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Surviving The Paralegal Pressures With Song

You may have noticed that I advise a great deal of pre-court preparation before stepping into the courthouse. Practice Hard, Fight Easy. And it also never hurts to have memorized several songs from those English light opera champions Gilbert & … Continue reading

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Getting Through Security Is Just The First Step To A Successful Filing

Getting through security is just the first step to a successful filing. More Unstated Rules for the Courthouse Road: 1.  Be patient because things will be confusing. 2.  Be persistent because things will be confusing. 3.  Be polite because things … Continue reading

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Unstated Rules of Court Blog

So you think you know all there is to know about Courthouse Security? It used to be easy.  With time to spare, you would hustle out the door toward the local courthouse clerk’s window in time to file that five-pound … Continue reading

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What Do You Hear? [Can You Hear Me?]

I’m actually keying this post off the recent Washington Post article about a young man’s suicide.  You can read the article here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/19/AR2011021904528.html What aroused my absolute and complete indignation (other than what seems to me to be the disproportionate … Continue reading

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