Saturday, April 11, 2009
Another example of how not to practice law: don't proofread anything before you file it in court
Irked by a Wisconsin lawyer's failure to proofread his pleadings, among other errors, a state appeals court has suggested that the lawyer should go get help with his legal writing and fined him $500 for violating basic rules of appellate practice. In a report on the story in the ABAJournal.com, the attorney blames his staff for his incoherent pleading and claims that everyone makes mistakes. At least he admitted he should have caught the mistakes. My guess is this would have been easy if he had read the document before filing it. This is another example of how not to practice law.