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Legalese — Debtor’s Prison

11/18/2018 Lori Duff 0

A Court’s judgment, it is sometimes said, is worth no more than the paper it is written on.  Indeed, I have a bookcase full of judgments which, if I could collect on them, I could […]

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Ode to Flannel Sheets

11/10/2018 Lori Duff 0

Ode to Flannel Sheets “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” And beauty occureth not without a good night’s sleep. Therefore without sleep, there is no truth, Only a jumble of undercaffeinated syllables.   Percale will do, […]

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U.S.S. Nightmare

10/28/2018 Lori Duff 0

I’m not a huge fan of scary things.  Probably because my day to day life is scary enough.  As a lawyer, I’m one of the first people that gets a call when someone dies, I’m […]

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My Superpower

10/21/2018 Lori Duff 0

“If you could have any superpower, what would it be?” Of course, I’m not going to get a superpower any time soon, but it’s an interesting question to contemplate. My first thought when presented with […]

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Legalese — Ambulance Chasers

10/07/2018 Lori Duff 0

There are any number of unpleasant nicknames that people have for lawyers, and one of the most common and easily recognized is “ambulance chaser.”  Ambulance chasing refers to the practice of lawyers, or their employees […]

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Cleanliness is Next to Impossible

10/01/2018 Lori Duff 0

The biggest problem with cleaning your house beyond a swipe with a paper towel is that you realize the level of filth you’ve been living in. There was a stain on my carpet.  The stain […]

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Mean Spirited Jerk Faces

09/16/2018 Lori Duff 0

If you’ve been watching the news lately, or even been trying to avoid it, or occasionally taking a gander at Facebook or Twitter or your social media of choice, or at the very least been […]

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Legalese – Violation of Probation

09/09/2018 Lori Duff 0

In my last column, I wrote about the trend towards misdemeanor bail reform in the American Criminal Justice System.  Relatedly, there has been a lot of focus on misdemeanor probation.  This is not so much […]

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Hangin’ with the Cool Kids

09/01/2018 Lori Duff 0

I have absolutely no idea how I birthed a girl who is so cool that, while she might have asked me what the homework was or to borrow a pencil in high school, she would […]

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Legalese — Bail Reform

08/26/2018 Lori Duff 0

There is a movement across the country as well as in Georgia regarding misdemeanor bail reform.  The Judicial Council of Georgia recently put out a report from its Ad Hoc committee on the subject. A […]

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30 Years Later

08/18/2018 Lori Duff 0

It had to be 1982, which would have made me 12, when my parents went off, perfumed, cologned, and dressed up, to their 20th high school reunion.  They came back later that evening in a […]

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You Can Go Home Again

08/04/2018 Lori Duff 0

I got off the plane, and the smell hit me in the face with the force of a Mike Tyson punch. There was garlic there in large measure, and jet fuel – sure, it was […]

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Legalese — Going to Court

07/29/2018 Lori Duff 0

I am always surprised how unprepared people seem when they come to court, especially when they don’t have a good lawyer to advise them.  Then again, having had a quarter century’s worth of experience in […]

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