Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Genghis Khan Wasn't a Lawyer

Genghis Khan is, perhaps, the best known conqueror in history who had a scorched-earth strategy, something I have discussed in prior postings and in a recent talk at the Family Law Institute as applied to practicing family law.  Judge Jay Quam has a thoughtful 2-page article in the April 2011 issue of Bench & Bar which succinctly informs lawyers about how judges view the "scorched earth, take no prisoners" obstructionist approach.  I agree with him 100%.  As a side note, coming into a hearing and arguing that the motion should be dismissed or the affidavit disallowed because it was one-day late in service upon you is unlikely to get a favorable response from the judge.  I will just quote Judge Quam's last sentence:

By staying above the fray, you will put yourself in a position to win your case.

Here, here!

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