• Lunacy, Pro Se Litigants, Rudeness

    Best Notice of Appeal Ever

    It would be hard to find a court filing more boring than the notice of appeal. For all you non-lawyers, it’s the document by which a losing litigant gives notice of her intention to appeal. The notice of appeal gets filed with the court and served on the opposing party. Usually the notice of appeal […]

    7 Comments / / Sep 6, 2006 at 9:34 AM
  • Advice for the Lawlame, Biglaw, Lunacy,

    Advice for the Lawlame: My Senior Partner Is a Freak Show

    Time for another installment of Advice for the Lawlame, the closest thing that Above the Law has to an “advice column.” We take the questions submitted to’s popular advice columns, including “Advice for the Lawlorn,” and offer our own take on them. (We’ve been at this for quite some time now. For the Advice […]

    4 Comments / / Aug 31, 2006 at 3:23 PM
  • Lunacy

    And You Thought American Judges Were Crazy

    And now, a dispatch from our ancestral homeland, the Philippines: A Philippine judge who said he consulted imaginary mystic dwarves has failed to convince the Supreme Court to allow him to keep his job. Florentino Floro was appealing against a three-year inquiry which led to his removal due to incompetence and bias. He told investigators […]

    1 Comment / / Aug 21, 2006 at 12:46 PM