Trials and Tribulations: Tips from Judge Karnow


By: Tim Hallahan

Tim HallahanI recently read an excellent article titled Trials and Tribulations by Hon. Curtis Karnow who is currently hearing complex litigation cases in San Francisco Superior Court. Judge Karnow has taught at Yale, USF, Hastings and Stanford in addition to authoring many articles and book chapters and teaching judges for the Center for Judiciary Education and Research. With his permission I’ve collected here a number of his suggestions on various litigation topics so you can see ideal and less than ideal lawyer behavior from the judge’s perspective. These are all direct quotes from his article.

Dealing with the Judge
Do not address the court staff members (while court is in session) without permission from the judge, including asking them to do a task for you such as look something up in the docket or the computer.Don’t use “Judge” in open court. Even during arraignments. Save that for chambers…

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Tweak you tweets (Part 3/3) – editing tricks to save “space”

Likeable Lawyer

You want to improve the effectiveness of your tweets.

You tweet your messages – but you feel like your messages are being ingnored.

You see no or little  evidence of retweets or engagement or increased followers or a rise in the visitors or views to your website or blog. 

This 3-part series will help you be more purposeful  and effective with your tweets with simple tips on how to Tweak you Tweets.

In Part 1, I shared how you can attract more attention and get more click-throughs to links – but emphasising YOUR AUDIENCE.

In Part 2 – you can learn  how you can use fresh repeat tweets.

The positive side of being a word nerd

In this post (part 3) I’ll share some word nerd editing tricks to make your tweets sound more “active” and dynamic – and save space when you reach the end of your  tweet 140 character limit.

I’ll use…

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Fatahpur, U.P: Bar Association of Fatahpur joins protest.

Bar Association of Fatahpur U.P announces full support and joins ongoing protests against disarray in electric supply system since a month.

The announcement was officially made by Bar President Hansraj Singh and Secretary Sushil Mishra.

In the meanwhile S.P Shusagar Singh has warned of stern action against potential law breakers and has said that personnels from six police stations and one company of P.A.C has been marshalled to deal with the situation.

Kanpur, U.P: Eight sentenced to life for lawyer’s murder


Kanpur, 23 July: Eight sentenced to life for murdering lawyer.

The court of honb’le ADJ Ram Krishna Gautam has sentenced eight accused namely Mushtaque, Ashfaque, Ishtiaque, Sartaj and three others to imprisonment of life and a fine of Rs.40,000/- each for murdering Advocate Yousuf Ali in 2001 in Gwala Toli area of Kanpur.

Amroha, U.P: Amroha District Bar Association lodges complaint against bike thefts in court.


Members of Amroha District Bar Association returning after lodging complaint against bike thefts.

Amroha, U.P: The Amroha District Bar Association has lodged a ströngly worded complaint against theft of bike# UP 23 H 745 belonging to Adv Mannu Sharma on 20 July 2013 and thefts of 26 other bikes stolen from court premises ön various occaisons.

The complaint is signed by President Rakesh Kumar and Secretary Salim Khan.