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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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Pleasures of the Flesh

07/22/2018 Lori Duff 0

Being in possession of a human-type body like I am, there is some routine maintenance that needs to be done.  Most of that maintenance is not particularly pleasant.  It can be invasive, uncomfortable, or downright […]

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Legalese — What is Money?

07/16/2018 Lori Duff 0

What is money? Seems like a simple question, right?  Money is your bank balance.  Money is the paper bills in your wallet.  Money is the coins you find between your sofa cushions and under your […]

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To Yap or Not To Yap

07/08/2018 Lori Duff 0

For reasons I do not care to get into right now (though trust me, everyone is fine now) I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms lately. These are odd little microcosms […]

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Legalese — DDS2go

07/02/2018 Lori Duff 0

When one thinks of the Department of Drivers’ Services, as a general rule, one does not immediately then think the word “efficient” or “user friendly.”  And yet, sometimes, that’s exactly what Georgia’s DDS is. Enter […]

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I Think I’m Funny

06/25/2018 Lori Duff 0

I have this absolutely non-humorous, borderline boring, slightly academic theory on humor, which is that laughter is the pinnacle of mindfulness. That is, when you are laughing, you are entirely in the moment in which […]

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Legalese — Roadblocks

06/16/2018 Lori Duff 0

Every once in a while, you can be driving along, minding your own business and following every traffic law, and still be legally stopped by the police.  This type of stop can be called a […]

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