Tag Archives: Funny

Format Things Correctly and Mind Your Manners, Even on the Web.

Do you ever get sick and tired of the countless formatting rules your professor requires for an assignment?  Have you ever “just turned it in” without checking to make sure you followed or read the directions?  That’s probably not the smartest move.  In fact, it could turn out that you just wasted a lot of your own time.  Here is an example of why it is ALWAYS a good idea to check the formatting requirements for anything you turn in, whether it is to a professor, a journal, or a judge.

Ever notice how people who run websites sometimes engage in cyber fights with the owners of other web sites?  If you said no then you are missing a huge piece of World Wide Web hilarity.  Get started with the recent developments from over at the oatmeal.com.  There is even a legal twist that involves defamation and intellectual property. There is something for everyone!

The Fun Keeps Rolling Along!

Pauly Shore is coming to The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, Ramada Inn, Jacksonville on June 22 and 23 at 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets for the show are $23 and $28. “Hey buddy”- don’t miss out on the laughs. If Pauly doesn’t suit your interests, how about the Jacksonville Suns? The Suns have a full line-up of home games this weekend. On Saturday, June 23 (ARod Bobblehead Giveaway) at 6:05 p.m. and on Sunday, June 24 (Military Appreciation) at 3:05 p.m. Is anything hotter than the Jacksonville Suns? If these happenings don’t sound like what you’re looking for, then check Folio Weekly’s online list of events happening this weekend. You’re sure to find something you’ll like! Have a great weekend!

Apparently you can sue for not finding Mr. or Mrs. Right

Sixty-four year old New Jersey resident Jeanne McCarthy joined the dating service Two of Us because she understood the service ran criminal checks on its members. McCarthy paid $7,000 to the matchmaking service and complained that she was only matched with two people in five months and that only resulted in one date with a man who had three DUI convictions and an outstanding criminal warrant.  Ms. McCarthy no longer believes that Two of Us screens their clients.  You can read more about the dating trials and tribulations of Ms. McCarthy here.

To Do or Not To Do: Professionalism and the Lawyer

Only one week before summer officially begins! Yes! Yes! Yes!

It’s wonderful to imagine that you’ll spend your time having fun at the beach, travelling, or indulging in various other forms of entertainment.  Reality, however, often falls short. For most law students, summer is the time for externships, internships, clinics, summer school, and bar prep!

One thing to keep in mind this summer, as you work towards your goals, is that the legal world is a small one and that your reputation follows you around.  You don’t want to be either of these “stellar” examples: Vegas Lawyer; Florida Lawyer

While it might be fun to read about or watch these lawyers, do you want to be remembered for being unprofessional?

Sometimes We Have Cookies…

Okay, not very often.  But we would not yell like this librarian if you wanted a book and a box of cookies. Shhh, the Library is supposed to be quiet.

Instead we would definitely help you find the best place in town to get cookies, and help you get a the best book for your research.  And if we had cookies, we would share.  The Library is like that.

The Most Amusing Divorce Petition You Will Ever Read…

Thanks to McClurg’s Legal Humor (Lawhaha) for bringing this one to the light of day. You can read his post about it, but you really have to read it in all its handwritten glory (complete with illustrations) to appreciate it.

Don’t worry, it’s only 8 pages long handwritten, and with the illustrations probably only a page worth of actual text. While it definitely is not an example of the professionalism or civility that an attorney should exhibit, it’s good for a laugh and a smile. Enjoy!

Can’t have crazy without the AZ: Just when you thought Cornell’s Legal Information Institute couldn’t get any more useful.

Interested in feeding your inner Constitutional Lawyer? Check out The Supreme Court Previews from the Legal Information Institute. Cornell’s LII Supreme Court Bulletin is an electronic journal edited by second- and third-year law students. This bulletin provides you with previews of cases that are currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. You can also find docket information as well as the opinion, once it has been handed down. Wondering what all the hubbub is about in Arizona’s controversial immigration statute? First you will need some background information from Jon Stewart.  Then take a look at the LII’s information here.  Be sure to read the law or this might happen.  Also, take a look at what some proud Arizona residents think.
Do you have a burning desire to write about a legal topic that you are passionate about? Look here to see if you can be a contributor.

Sometimes You Should Just Moonwalk… (from Lowering the Bar)

Though it can be difficult to believe at times, there is actually humor to be found in the law. And thanks to the internet and blogs, it is far easier to stay amused. One blog that does a particularly good job of combing laughter and law is Lowering the Bar.

Over the past seven years, since January 2005, blogger Kevin Underhill has offered legal humor based on things happening all around the world. A partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P. in San Francisco, Underhill nevertheless finds time to post at least a few times a week.

While humor is always present, Underhill will often include some legal analysis as well (though he is careful to point out in his “Comical Yet Binding Disclaimer“ that the site provides no legal advice).

One recent post that combined humor and some legal references was Security Cam Records Burglar’s “Signature Dance Moves”.

You can also see the YouTube video after the cut.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors decides case!

If you are ever in a stalemate with opposing counsel, you can try to break it the way United States District Judge Gregory A. Presnell did when he ordered the two attorneys to settle their differences with a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.  You can read more about Avista Management v. Wausau Underwriters Insurance and other humorous legal cases on Gavel2Gavel.com