good top-notch lawyer should be able to convince a jury the world is flat (+9)
says Chuck_Tom on May 12th 18 (#819727)
That's likely all i could afford.
says Carla on May 12th 18 (#2759779)
Surely somebody's gotta like lawyers??
says Chuck_Tom on May 12th 18 (#2759838)
Probably my ex wife's lawyer could convince them of that! Luckily for me? I had a better one! Never hire a sleazy lawyer as I'm sure something comes along with it!
says Rooster on May 12th 18 (#2759806)
I wonder when Michael Cohen's name will be mentioned on this post...
says Chuck_Tom on May 12th 18 (#2759839)
A good lawyer must be able to cheat a politician and make the devil sell his soul
says Sunny_the_skeptic on May 12th 18 (#2759819)
Aren't most high-level politicians lawyers? That's a double whammy for we the people... :(
says Chuck_Tom on May 12th 18 (#2759841)
I hope I never have to hire a lawyer, sleazy or otherwise.
says StarzAbove on May 12th 18 (#2759826)
I hope you don't either, S
says Chuck_Tom on May 12th 18 (#2759842)
I did have to take a guy to petty court, didn't have a lawyer, defended myself and won. lol lol
says StarzAbove on May 12th 18 (#2759867)
Nope....just plan my escape, save some money.
says DandyDon on May 12th 18 (#2759831)
I'm pretty sure someone is going to need one soon.
says SynysterGates on May 12th 18 (#2759840)
Q: What do you get if you cross a sleazy politician with a sleazy lawyer?
says Thinkerbell on May 12th 18 (#2759849)
says Rooster on May 12th 18 (#2759854)
YouTube Hitchens and his take on the Clintons... you'd like it :)
says Chuck_Tom on May 12th 18 (#2759861)
Uh huh... I am loath to send vids of Hitch when he loathes on my most favorite lying couple in the whole world...
says Chuck_Tom on May 12th 18 (#2759878)
A lib's blurred mirage never dies,
As it floats in deranged proggy skies.
A lib loves his liars;
They stoke up his fires,
But only with lib PC lies.
says Thinkerbell on May 12th 18 (#2759891)
A lawyer "should" be a person who does what is needed to protect someones rights and help see justice get done. Unfortunately, that's not how they are rated today. They are rated by how likely they are to get a guilty person acquitted, how much money they can get from a company, how they can "use" the millions of laws to evade or exploit the justice system.
says JustJimColo on May 12th 18 (#2759894)
Same with a debater. The problem is, many people fall for it. For instance, all you have to do is call the other person's sources fake news now a days and somehow you have more credibility by your peers even if its just bs
says TomboyJanet on May 12th 18 (#2759904)
There are people who believe the world is flat.....nutters...don't know if they need lawyers or not...
says JD on May 12th 18 (#2759932)
Only if they try to sell you land on the underside of the flat disk.
says Thinkerbell on May 12th 18 (#2759951)
I live in England we have laws and stuff.
says Ada on May 12th 18 (#2759943)
You call them barristers and solicitors over there, Ada.
Hmm... solicitors... quite apt, I must say.
says Thinkerbell on May 12th 18 (#2759952)
I would settle for one that knows the law.
says that_guy on May 12th 18 (#2759991)
It's been said one of the greats didn't know the law... he hired people who did. You want an orator to state your case.
says Chuck_Tom on May 13th 18 (#2760102)
Only if the law says the world is flat, the judge tells the jury to disregard their personal knowledge and only go by what the law says, and the jury doesn't believe in The Right of Jury Nullification.
says Walt_OReagun on May 15th 18 (#2761453)
Sounds like you've had a similar experience... :(
says Chuck_Tom on May 15th 18 (#2761462)
It's a "fail safe" to get out of jury duty.
Wait until the judge asks if anyone would have a problem following his instructions ... then state that you believe in the Fully Informed Jury and Jury Nullification.
Because usually the judge's instructions tell you to disregard everything except the law. (Meaning if all the witnesses say 2+2=7, the jury can't say "That's obviously wrong.")
says Walt_OReagun on May 15th 18 (#2761519)
Thank you for that!
says Chuck_Tom on May 15th 18 (#2761520)
Usually, they will call me in to the judge's chamber - with the defense and prosecuting lawyers - and ask me why I wouldn't obey the judge's instructions. I always calmly explain, and they send me back to the jury pool .
I have served on a couple juries, so it doesn't automatically disqualify you. But they know ahead of time what they are getting from me, so neither side can claim I somehow "tainted" the jury.
says Walt_OReagun on May 15th 18 (#2761528)