Wednesday, October 5, 2016

"In short, there's simply not / a more congenial spot"

Today's DJ profiles an OCSC you probably know in Orange County Judge Franz Miller wants lawyers to move along, but give them needed time. Judge miller was a senior staff attorney in 4/3 from 1989 to 2002. How has his appellate experience influenced him as a judge? Well, let's start with brevity: "I've given consideration to requiring that all communication be by way of tweet," Miller quipped, referring to the website that limits comments to 140 characters. "If I like what you're saying in 140 characters, I might give you 140 or 280 more." "Less is more," Miller said. "It has been hard for the courts to operate and dispense the justice that we need to dispense efficiently and adequately based on the resources that we have. So there is a very big incentive for lawyers and judges to be efficient as possible."
The article also notes: "A self-described "bar junkie" in a 2006 Daily Journal profile, Miller continues to stay involved in state and county bar activities. He was president of the Orange County Bar Association in 1997 while a senior staff attorney at the California Court of Appeal. .... He said his time with the 4th District was like Camelot."

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The 4th DCA!

In short, there's simply not a more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering than here in Camelot!
Camelot! Camelot!
I know it gives a person pause
--But in Camelot! Camelot!--
Those are the legal laws

[No fans of musicals out there?? Well, look at this: Law Profs Turn to Hamilton (Yes, the Musical) as Teaching Tool]