Monday, January 23, 2006

On opportunities for inexperienced lawyers in federal court

Today I noticed this order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, which says in part: "the undersigned District Judge and Magistrate Judge, as a matter of policy, strongly encourage the participation of relatively inexperienced attorneys in all court proceedings," but also that "all attorneys appearing in court are expected to be appropriately prepared, regardless of experience."

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