Monthly Archives: March 2007

Lying to the Federal Government

Lying to the Federal Government is a felony under 18 USC Sec. 1001. This is the crime for which what Martha Stewart was actually convicted. It is a very broad law which covers lying to the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial … Continue reading

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Child fatalities in Kentucky

Reading the stories about Michaela in the ol’ H-L have been especially disconcerting. You see, I knew Michaela. At least briefly. She lived in Lexington when my family moved about four houses down from her. Even though she exhibited some … Continue reading

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Finally, good press for lawyers

Please go see the movie Amazing Grace. It is truly an inspiring movie and it reveals how the devious mind of a lawyer thought up the legislative catalyst that finally brought down the slave trade. Glad we are good for … Continue reading

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Well, of course they stripped it

I’ve become so cynical. My first thougth when reading today’s Herald-Leader article about the Senate stripping the “Boni Bill” of its provision to hire more workers was, “Of course they did.” The Cabinet is understaffed. It has been for decades. … Continue reading

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A lawyer’s prayer:

Father, I come to you to lift up to You my clients and their families that You might bless them. I specifically lift up to You ________________ for _______________________. I ask for Your mercy upon them for any mistakes they … Continue reading

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Kick ’em while they’re down

This very brief story from today’s Herald-Leader caught my eye. New welfare rules make it harder for states to move people from public assistance to self-sufficiency, state officials told Congress yesterday. Stricter work requirements limit opportunities for education programs or … Continue reading

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Another dirty lawyer tactic regarding child support!

I was recently presented with a question about child support. An unrepresented party had been asked to her ex-spouse’s attorney’s under the pretext of clearing up some questions about child support. While at this meeting, the lawyer stated that the … Continue reading

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The importance of communicating clearly

One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names with small American flags mounted on either side of it. The seven year old … Continue reading

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