Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Look here newbie

I just had a conversation with the new attorney in our office (paralegal who just passed the bar exam). He insisted there was a constitutional right to a jury trial in civil cases. I said I wasn't sure. He gave me that look that said that he thought he knew more than me.

State constitution does not entitle all civil litigants to a trial by jury; instead, it preserves the right only for those civil cases in which the right existed before the adoption of the constitutional provision providing the right. Const. Art. 1, § 5. Arrington v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 109 Ohio St. 3d 539, 2006-Ohio-3257, 849 N.E.2d 1004 (2006).

I wonder...should I print it off and hand it to him? or send it via email?

Or should I just dance around and sing like Sam does?
I was right...I was right...I was right...

How is it that I'm a lawyer? I'm clearly not sophisticated enough to handle the responsibilities.


delphi said...

Please, please, PLEASE do the "i was right" dance. And video tape it. My BIL is a know-it-all. I live to do the dance.


kate said...

Yeah, we wanna see the dance!!

AJW5403 said...

I say do the I was right dance. I hate when people think they know it all. Dosn't feel good when you prove them wrong.

JMB said...

Oh dear, the quandry. Be a mature, yet supportive member of the bar or put him in his place by giving him the "just because you passed the bar doesn't mean you know ANYTHING" smackdown...tough call, but I would REALLY love to see you do the dance. Since when does BarBri impart universal legal knowledge anywaty? Heck, have Sam join you in your dance!

Hoyt said...

I usually opt for the dance. It works well in a friendly, small law office. As for a large corporate law firm office--not so much.