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Posted by Library Blog
01/24/2013 at 05:09 PM
John Chandler and Brian Boone, both senior litigators at top law firms, recently debated the correct past tense of “plead” in a post for Legal Technology News.  In “War of the Words: Pleaded vs. Pled,” Attorney Chandler states his reasons for using "pled" while Attorney Boone makes his case for the use of "pleaded."   Attorney Chandler says that while “pleaded” is fine on paper, lawyers use “pled” while in court.  According to him, “pled” sounds more pleasing to the ear.   Attorney Chandler notes the results of two polls conducted by AbovetheLaw in which a...
Posted by David Logan
07/06/2011 at 08:55 AM
On June 10, legal writing professors, mostly from New England, but also from law schools in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, joined us for a thought-provoking conference of the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers. Three to Get Ready:  Three Different Perspectives on Getting Students “Practice Ready,” featured some of our recent alumni and also faculty, including Judge William E. Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, who is a judge by day and a popular member of our Adjunct Faculty by night. Associate Dean Andy Horwitz kicked off...
Posted by Library Blog
10/02/2009 at 12:00 AM
From the ABA Journal’s website is a recent story about Florida U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Presnell who criticized attorney David Glasser’s motion for dismissal as “riddled with unprofessional grammatical and typographical errors that nearly render the entire motion incomprehensible.” Judge Presnell also criticized attorney Glasser for failing to obtain a stipulation of dismissal from the defendant as required by the procedural rules and ordered him to re-read both the local and federal rules in their entirety.  The legal tabloid AbovetheLaw provides Judge Presnell’s mark-up...