Diary of a Madman (aka A California Lawyer)

RatinMaze What do you do when you're required to be in two different courts at exactly the same time?  That was the issue confronting me Monday morning.  Normally, I don't use this blog to post about my day-to-day experiences, but I'll make an exception.

I posted last week that I was going to trial, however, I didn't mention there are two of them; one in civil and one in criminal court.  Luckily, both courts are in downtown L.A. and are a little more than a block apart.  So what happened?  I went to criminal court first, where everything went smoothly.  The case is moving forward.  While doing a sidebar with that judge, I receive a text message from civil court that the other judge continued the case for three months…

So, a lot of people burned the midnight oil preparing for nothing.  Welcome to litigation in the State of California.  Hurry up and wait.  On the plus side, I may now focus exclusively on the criminal case, and I can watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs (we all have to blow off steam somehow…).  On the minus side, well, I don't think I have to elaborate.

However, I'll have time to write more posts.

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