Sunday, March 30, 2008

This quote pretty much sums me up

"I sometimes think lawyers can't communicate coherently." -- Justice Antonin Scalia, comment during oral argument in Indiana v. Edwards.

4 comments:

William R. Barker said...

Where do you think the problem lies (pun intended!) (*GRIN*), Anthony?

More important, how does one deal with - correct - the problem?

Your thoughts...?

BILL

Anthony said...

I am a tax lawyer, and one problem is that I find myself constantly speaking in jargon and code sections.

William R. Barker said...

I'm not a tax lawyer, but I submit that the main problem is the tax code itself... then the IRS... then various contradictory Court decisions... and THEN the damned (with a few "saved") lawyers.

BILL

Anthony said...

Bill -- my wife is a saint, namely because she puts up with me.

But even she has her limits.

For a while, I was keeping a copy of the Code and Regs (8 total volumes) on my nightstand and I would wake up in the middle of the night and start reading. She put a stop to that.

Other times, she would ask me what I was working on (when I came home late) and when I started to tell her, she would make it clear it she really did not care.