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Say That Again?

Lawyers tend to have a wonderful sense of optimism.

We got an email recently from a particularly optimistic firm. Its subject line was:

Getting Ready to Travel Again? Review Your Will First!

 

Feburary 2021
We picked up a take-out dinner during the last week of February and noticed the “Enjoy By” date on the bottom.  It said we should enjoy it by “2/29.”

We figured it must have some substantial preservatives in it, since the next February 29 was more than three years away.


January 2021
Complaints submitted to federal courts are usually verified by a statement of relevant facts filed “under penalty of perjury.”

But, according to an article in the ABA Journal, attorney L. Lin Wood Jr. of Atlanta, who has been seeking to overturn the Presidential election results in Georgia, utilized a different standard in a challenge to state election procedures he recently filed on his own behalf in federal court.  Wood verified his complaint “under plenty of perjury.”
 

October 2020
The bylaws of a nonprofit corporation provide in traditional fashion that “the acts of a majority of the Directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the acts of the Board.”  But they also provide that this rule will prevail only “except as otherwise specified in the Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation (the “Articles”) or these By-Laws or as provided by statue.”

Once again showing the limitations of spell check.

January 2020
The lead paragraph in a story in a local legal newspaper included this sentence:

“[A woman lawyer] alleges that she was repeatedly harassed and suffered sexual assault by a senior labor and employment lawyer at the firm who specializes in sexual harassment issues.”

At least he is likely to understand the litigation against him.


October 2019
I got a memo from a colleague in the office the other day commenting on an agreement we were reviewing.  Item 10 stated as follows:

“I also found some tpos.”

He was so emphatic he underlined it in red.
 

July 2019
We recently received the inaugural edition of a new e-publication on philanthropy from an investment management firm promoting its interest in helping charities sustain their financial viability.  Its lead story was about helping charities tap into the “great wealth transfer” expected in the next decade.  The article emphasized how “women are at the helm” of the process and “are revolutionizing giving.”

The story came immediately after the introduction of its five-person endowment and foundation services team: all white males.

 

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