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Forum: EDF 12-02-2007, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Being Assertive

I randomly asked for extra mashed potatos at a fast-food restaurant many years ago. I got some, too, so that was pretty sweet.
Forum: EDF 12-01-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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Morally, I'm 100% with you. The guys that did this are total scum. But I don't think animals have rights per se; I think they are property -- and the rights violation here is...
Forum: EDF 12-01-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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Knowing what you know now, what, if anything, could you have done early in your career to better position yourself later on on the business development front? Or more concretely, what...
Forum: EDF 12-01-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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wrt the MSFT anti-trust case like, 8 or 9 years ago? It was about MSFT bundling IE with Windows versus people having to pay for Netscape. I didn't understand why MSFT lawyers never...
Forum: EDF 12-01-2007, 02:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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HT? no /images/graemlins/heart.gif for my questions? /images/graemlins/smile.gif

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Not at all: I'm mulling yours over. I didn't like the answer I typed out and want to...
Forum: EDF 12-01-2007, 01:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 61
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Child Raising - Discipline issues

I was spanked as a child, but only very, very rarely -- and I richly deserved each and every one. My brother, about my age, got the same. My sister, ten years younger, was not ever hit. All three...
Forum: EDF 12-01-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 61
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Child Raising - Discipline issues

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AZK,

I was never hit. Mainly just given huge guilt trips.

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And it shows, you effing dinner leech. Perhaps if your parents had swatted you a couple of times, you'd...
Forum: EDF 12-01-2007, 12:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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I'll put a caveat on this. I've had attorneys represent me in a few matters during the course of my life. I'll say that with all the attorneys I've retained (not that many thank...
Forum: EDF 12-01-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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From what I've seen, lawyering seems to be nothing more than oration, trying to make the worse argument the better, to flatter the jury, to win an argument with little regard for truth....
Forum: EDF 12-01-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
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My opinion: Dickie Scruggs is a massive scumbag. Your thoughts?

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Let's just say that I thought his position on the Katrina cases was horrible for our society in the long...
Forum: EDF 12-01-2007, 12:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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LOL. I just realized you weren't Howard Beale. I though a lawyer would know how to handle a thieving kid a little better.

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Very nice. Beale is an old RGPer and I...
Forum: EDF 12-01-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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Howard, how much of current US legal system is unnecessary? For instance, the complexity of the tax code creates the need for complex tax shelter, etc. If they simplified the tax code,...
Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 11:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
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I think this has much more to do with the fact that prosecutors are largely overwhelmed and thus only choose to prosecute cases they think they can win, and plea everything...
Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
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I'm considering hiring a professional malpractice lawyer to recover damages from my CPA. What should I be looking out for in terms of deciding whether to go forward, selecting a lawyer,...
Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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HT,

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/10/H8XP.html

Joe says [censored] YOU FATBOY, I HAVE 1.4 BILLION DOLLARS

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Just so. I didn't say Jamail wasn't rich -- he made, I...
Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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What would you advise this guy (http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=13176488&an=0&page=0#Post13176488) to do? He ignored a jury summons and now has his own court...
Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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Howard,

How much does Joe Jamail rule?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIxmrvbMeKc&feature=related

(PS: The correct answer is "a lot")

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Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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Howard,

I'm a young attorney, just licensed, and your last job as a civil litigator is exactly what I want to be doing in 5-8 years.

In terms of preparing myself for that, would you...
Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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Long time no talk, how the heck are ya??

1. If you're arrested or brought in for questioning for something you didn't do, how long before you should ask for your lawyer?

2....
Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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Howard,

How did you come to make the transition from big firm to in-house? Was your new employer a former client? How does being an in-house lawyer compare to being a partner at a...
Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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this is very me specific, but im hoping you could answer anyways:

My brother is debating between law schools and has a full preacceptance scholarship offer from GWU. If he accepts the...
Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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Why do you think juries are so pro-prosecution in criminal cases? I've seen statistics that indicate conviction rates of 75%+ in some jurisdictions. Given how easy it is for prosecutors...
Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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Quick Noob Q: Thoughts on Gerry Spence and Cochran, probably the two most famous lawyers of our generation?

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I've read Spence's book but have never met him nor seen him...
Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
Re: Ask Howard Treesong About Law or Lawyering

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2: Do you watch Law & Order (or have you ever)? If so, what is your general impression of the courtroom scenes, specifically the motions/objections/etc. that are made?

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Forum: EDF 11-30-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 101
Posted By Howard Treesong
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1. Please provide your thoughts on conflict criminology strictly as it relates to crime being a busines for the state. There is, in my opinion, validity in the argument that some laws and...
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