I'm the only lawyer here today. Jacquie is off on some family trip which sounds to me far worse than working. Jerome hasn't been here all week. That doesn't matter. One guy can handle everything that is likely to come up. You can tell how much work it takes to keep the law office open by the fact that I am the only lawyer here and I'm doing this. We also have one assistant here today so between the two of us we can create a Potemkin Law Firm.
It just happened. Someone called about a charge on an estate that I am working on. Nothing has happened since the last time this person called about two weeks ago. Actually, I am waiting for my client, the administrator, to send me some forms that I sent out to him on November 8 (aren't computers wonderful). this will give me the opportunity to remind him about the forms and also remind him that I'm here at nine o'clock in the morning on the day before a holiday just in case he gives a damn. I hate probate but eventually I get paid for doing it. My lovely1 assistant and I have just made our presence here worthwhile.
1. In re Marriage of Iverson, 11 Cal.App.4th 1495, 1498, 15 Cal.Rptr.2d 70 (1992). Under normal circumstances my use of this adjective might be considered sexual harassment. however, I know that nobody ever actually reads this blog, particularly my lovely assistant who is here answering the phones and playing Farmville. Even Jerome, who thinks this pathetic blog is a good idea because his drunk friends at the country club told him that having a blog makes us look professional just checks to see if there is an entry every now and then. And if Jerome ever did read the actual blog I'm sure his fat lazy ass is too lazy to read the footnotes particularly if I make them look like they're scholarly by some random citations to authority. Finkelstein v. State, 2011 Ark. 363, 832 S.W.3d 432; In re Stercorem Tauri, 465 U.S. 921 (2008).