Good Monday morning!
2019 is off to a great start! A record number of folks made the Honor Roll!
Friday’s questions are here. Thank you for the many kind words about my mom. The answers follow today’s Honor Roll.
p.s.: based on the responses I received, it’d be fascinating to host a debate where my readers make their various cases as to whether Pete Rose should or should not be in the Hall of Fame!
- Matthew Anderson, Pratt Vreeland Kennelly Martin & White
- Evan Barquist, Montroll Backus & Oettinger
- Alberto Bernabe, Professor, John Marshall Law School
- Honorable John M. Conroy, United States Magistrate Judge, District of Vermont
- Andrew Delaney, Martin & Delaney Law Group
- Jake Durell, Esq.
- Jennifer Duxbury, Pratt Vreeland Kennelly Martin & White
- Jennifer Emens-Butler, Vermont Bar Association, Communiation & Education
- Erin Gilmore, Ryan Smith & Carbine
- Bob Grundstein, Esq.
- Mark Heyman, General Counsel, Logic Supply
- Glenn Jarrett, Jarrett & Luitjens
- Keith Kasper, McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Burchard
- Jeanne Kennedy, My mom
- John Leddy, McNeil, Leddy, & Sheahan
- Pam Loginsky, Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
- Kevin Lumpkin, Sheehey Furlong & Behm
- Lon McClintock, McClintock Law Offices
- Jeff Messina, Bergeron Paradis Fitzpatrick
- Hal Miller, First American
- Josh O’Hara, Appellate Public Defender
- Nancy Rogers, South Burlington School District
- Jim Runcie, Ouimette & Runcie
- Chris Souliere, Burlington School District
- Jay Spitzen, Esq.
- Caryn Waxman, Barber & Waxman
- Zachary York, Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Civil & Criminal
Earlier this week, I blogged that lawyers likely won’t go wrong if they remember the “5 Cs” of ethics. Name at least one of the 5 Cs.
Competence, Confidentiality, Communication, Candor, Conflicts
For more, see C in Ethics? You’re on the right track
Fill in the blank.
Generally, incivility isn’t a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct. However, there’s a rule that makes it professional misconduct to “engage in undignified or discourteous conduct which is degrading or disrupting to ____________”
- A. opposing parties and counsel
- B. a tribunal Rule 3.5(d), See also Advocacy, Decorum & Grover
- C. the profession
- D. Trick question. There is no such rule.
The term “IOLTA” does not appear in the rules. What’s the term that the rules use when referring to what we all more commonly refer to as an “IOLTA?”
- A. Pooled interest-bearing trust account; Rule 1.15B Pooled Interest-Bearing Trust Accounts
- B. Client trust account
- C. Operating account
- D. Vermont Bar Foundation account
True or false.
The rule on trial publicity only applies to criminal cases.
FALSE. Rule 3.6
Speaking of baseball, autographs and my mom . . .
. . . in the 1970’s, she was a huge fan of the Cincinnati Reds, the so-called “Big Red Machine.” Such a fan that not only would we go see them play in Montreal, but my mom would figure out what hotel they were in and try to get autographs from them.
True story: once in Montreal, I think it was at the Bonaventure, she spotted Joe Morgan and another player in a booth eating dinner. She sat down with them and asked for their autographs. The other player replied: “I don’t give autographs to people who are sitting on my sport coat.”
Joe Morgan is in the Hall of Fame. The player in the booth with him is not. In fact, besides suffering the indignity of having my mom sit on his sport coat, the player who was with Morgan has been banned from baseball. Disbarred, if you will.