Sunday, October 19, 2003

How do Howard Bashman and Tom Goldstein do it?

I'm trying to finish three amicus briefs to be filed in the Supreme Court of the United States before Friday - and as usual it appears that the work may expand to fit the time available. So, no new blogging until the fun is over.

My two favorite lawyer jokes relate to writing on a deadline. One is about the lawyer who asks for 30 days to write a brief, and the judge asks if so much time is really required. Well, the first 27 days are that important, the lawyer answers, but those last three I can't do without.

In response to this, an Abingdon lawyer once told me of the lawyer who said to the judge, "I'm sorry, Your Honor - I didn't have time to write a shorter brief."

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