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My peeps!

My phone only shows the last line in a series of instant messages on the notification screen.  As I was driving yesterday, I saw a message from my friend Carrie:

So I need a couple of judges.  You in?

Carrie is a kickass lawyer and ED of the Center for the Rights of Parents with Disabilities.  She is also very involved in her kids’ schools.  So of course I thought, cool! a moot court!  about disability rights!  maybe with students!

When I next stopped, I was able to read the previous message and discover the august forum in which I was being asked to ascend to the bench:

I have decided we need a disability peeps diorama contest.

Yellow robes, perhaps?  But because it’s Carrie, the Disability Peeps Diorama Contest went from passing thought to reality overnight:

Disability peeps contest

Don’t delay!  You only have a month to create your disability peeps diorama!

 

Another report from the frontlines of Stupid Lawyer Tricks.

My awesome co-counsel and all-around cool person Carrie Lucas was taking the deposition of our opponent’s expert.  Opposing counsel was objecting to pretty much every question, which was getting tiresome not to mention sort of coachy.  Carrie decided to call him on it.  Take it away, Carrie!

(BY MS. LUCAS)  [Reads verbatim from expert’s opinion about a document in the case.] Do you know which document that is?

[OPPOSING COUNSEL]:  Objection, beyond the scope and compound.

MS. LUCAS:  I’m trying to understand how this is beyond your scope, Mr. [Opposing Counsel], given that I just quoted from her report.  So can you please explain that objection so that I have an opportunity to try to fix it, given that I quoted from her report?

[OPPOSING COUNSEL]:  I’ll withdraw the objection.

MS. LUCAS:  Thank you.

[OPPOSING COUNSEL]:  Actually, I’ll withdraw the beyond the scope.  It’s still vague and compound.

MS. LUCAS:  While she’s looking, if you could help me out on the vague objection, because I’m also not understanding how asking her to identify the document that supports her position is vague.

[OPPOSING COUNSEL]:  It’s vague in that it’s compound.  You’re asking her to look for the document to support her position for at least two or three different compositions.

MS. LUCAS:  That would be a compound objection, not a vague objection, but I am happy to have all of the parts, if she can find any document that will support any of that.

Unfortunately, TextMap does not have an annotation option for “snorted my seltzer into the keyboard while reviewing.”