Tree Hugging Lawyer Whack Job
March 8, 2007 12:10 PM
Over at Above the Law, NBS friend David Lat has posted this hysterical pleading filed by Alison "Sunny" Maynard, who is a former Green Party Candidate for Attorney General of Colorado. Naturally (get it "naturally"?) she wasn't elected, so she's still in private practice. And in this case, she's representing an environmental group called the Citizens Progressive Alliance, and asking for an extension of time because she blew a deadline. Which is usually considered legal malpractice.
Check out the reasons she gives for blowing the deadline. No, that's not usually what you want to tell the tribunal and leave in the official record. Nor is it common practice to use smiley face emoticons in your pleadings.
Make sure you scroll down through the comments over at Above the Law. David doesn't identify Ms. Maynard at first, and then some commenters out her. She then chimes in herself with a hilarious, indignant, and ridiculously lengthy retort. Too funny.