Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Don't start a reply brief with "hi"

Here's an unpub'd decision that let's a pro per appellant know (in fn.3) that it's not cool to get too cutesy the court:

"Nor does appellant’s decision to act as his own attorney entitle him to be disrespectful to this court or his opposing counsel. Appellant begins his reply brief with the one-word sentence: “Hi.” Appellant proceeds to inform the court that “Google” is his attorney. Appellant has routinely filled in the name of his law firm as “Guardians of the Galaxy.” He also refers to opposing counsel as “Madame Gold.” Appellant’s impertinence is noted and does not serve to advance his arguments."
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Ceci n'est pas une law firm.