Monthly Archives: January 2007

Education is the Key!

Provided by a CPA except for a change to #6 to maintain a semblance of political correctness: Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2 and I was digging for my … Continue reading

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The Injustice of Custody Battles

I wish I could be posting more often. However, I have been embroiled in two different custody actions. It is befuddling how two people who lived with each other for years, conceived a child or children together, seen each other … Continue reading

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Justice may be blind – but she’s loaded!

The web is alive with news that at least one New York law firm has bumped up the starting salary of their new associations to $160,000.00. See Above the Law for a start. Here is Lexington, Kentucky Stoll Keenon Ogden … Continue reading

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Improving Child Protection in Kentucky part 3

This one sounds straight-forward but it would be difficult. How exactly does one define “neglect, abuse, and dependency” in such a way as to eliminate overreaching but also allow family court judges to protect children in need. I do think … Continue reading

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Improving Child Protection in Kentucky part 2

The second Inspector General’s recommendation is a powerful one: 2. DCBS should implement Inspection Teams to periodically complete unannounced inspections of DCBS offices. This process should be modeled after such teams utilized by the Kentucky State Police to ensure agency … Continue reading

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Improving Child Protection in Kentucky part 1

There will be a forum in Frankfort this coming Thursday for public input into improving the performance of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in protecting our children. It is on 1/17 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. See Lawreader … Continue reading

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Office of the Inspector General Report

This is a long post but I hope you will take the time to read all of it. All the following are direct quotes from the report. I became increasingly tearful as I read it. The quotes I have pasted … Continue reading

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Honesty and the Practice of Law

My idealism is showing again. I think lawyers should be honest. Honest with clients. Honest with one another. Most of all, honest with the court. Honesty means different things to different people. If asked, nearly everyone would say they are … Continue reading

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Jokes of the Day

This is from Bart McQueary (of course the first joke had to be an attorney joke): This attorney is crossing this cop and he is trying to create doubt as to how well his partner can be trusted. So the … Continue reading

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Protecting the poor

This is an excellent quote posted by Lawreader from Miller v. Commonwealth, 270 Ky. 378 (KY, 1937): Indeed, it is, for the poor, the lowly, and the helpless, that governments and courts have been set up and laws have been … Continue reading

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