Category: Sinking Ships

  • Look on the Bright Side: This Way You Can Do It on the Clock

    Down at the criminal courthouse, the prosecutors are hard at work: updating their résumés. All Harris County Assistant District Attorneys, from the lowliest misdemeanor four to the most entrenched division chief, have been told by the incoming management to do so. (I couldn’t make this stuff up.) Wow! That’ll be great for morale! I will […]

  • Six Things; or, Does the Market Have Buddha-Nature?

    • Houston DWI lawyer Paul B. Kennedy (The Defense Rests) notes the similarities between coaching 6-and-under soccer and communicating with a jury. (I like seeing other lawyers looking for clues to better lawyering in other areas . . . other, that is, than The Art of War.) • Maryland criminal-defense lawyer Jon Katz (Underdog Blog; […]

  • You Know Your Organization is in Trouble When . . .

    . . . you have your HR officer send out a bulk email explaining the procedure for resigning: From: Walker, Gale Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 4:31 PM To: All DA Employees Subject: Resigned Employees… Friendly Reminder… Re: Letter of Resignation All Employees of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office (including Summer Paid Interns) are […]