Friday, September 23, 2011

How not to practice law: write incomprehensible complaints and briefs; Court suggests disbarment for lawyer's inability to write

A panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ordered an attorney to show cause why he should not be disbarred (from the federal court) after finding that the lawyer repeatedly filed "unintelligible" court papers that were "riddled with errors" and full of gibberish, including a 345-word sentence.

The lawyer had been given three opportunities to correct the brief in the case but “[e]ach iteration of the complaint was generally incomprehensible and riddled with errors, making it impossible for the defendants to know what wrongs they were accused of committing.”

For more on the story go here, here and here.  For a copy of the court's opinion go here.


  1. Hi, could I have the link for the Court's opinion. I clicked on it but it seems it does not work properly in my system.

    I enjoyed your blog

  2. Try this: