OTHERWISE: Judge must give up bench or comedy shtick // New Jersey Supreme Court

OTHERWISE: Judge must give up bench or comedy shtick // New Jersey Supreme Court.

Vincent Sicari, a part-time municipal court judge in South Hackensack, New Jersey, has resigned his post after the state Supreme Court, citing Canon 3 of the Code of Judicial Conduct, compelled him to choose between his work as a low brow TV and stand-up comic and the bench.

Teaching duty of MR 1.1 duty of competence?

If so, you might want to use this interview of Jon Yoo in class, courtesy of the Jon Stewart Show:

Part I http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-january-11-2010/john-yoo-pt–1

Part II  http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-january-11-2010/john-yoo-pt–2

While Yoo is largely there to promote his book, the interview offers students some insight into Yoo’s perspective on the lawyer’s role in delivering competent advice.  It sparked good class discussion when I used it this week.

Welcome to the Blog for Fall 2013: Updates and Teaching Materials

On behalf of the Casebook authors, I would like to welcome you to the blog for the Fall 2013 semester.  Through this blog, we update the Casebook in real time.  We also feature teaching materials, including powerpoints, and invite you to share your teaching materials with us.  To find the updates and materials relevant to each chapter, look in the category list under that chapter.  Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.  Enjoy!