April 5, 2013
Appellants Karen Lewis and Carmen Bolden have filed their brief in support of overturning the ZBA’s decision, which would allow the Woman’s Community Revitalization Project to destroy historical Kensington bank buildings and build low income housing.
You can read more about the WCRP’s proposal here. You can also read the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s rational for their decision here.
Since I am counsel of record, I will not be commenting about the case. Below is the brief we filed.
March 26, 2013
Fishtown Chili Cook-Off Smashing Success, Despite Lack Of Guatemalan Insanity Pepper
The Fishtown Neighbor’s Association 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff was a rousing success. And while our spicy three-bean & seitan vegan Occupy Chili didn’t win this year, we had a great time. Kudos to FNA for another job well done.
Plus Jordan had an excuse to wear his cheesesteak hat.
Read more at Phoodie.
March 26, 2013
Today’s legal pro-tip: If you are a criminal defendant, or a potential criminal defendant — SHUT UP.
Don’t talk on the internet, even if you get “free advice” from professionals on the internet. Guess what? DAs read Avvo.com too.
So if you’re a criminal defendant, or a potential criminal defendant, do the following:
- Shut up.
- Don’t post on about your case on the internet. This means Avvo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Instagram, Grindr — WHATEVER.
- Call an attorney immediately.
- Did I mention SHUT UP?
Talking on the internet cannot help you. It can, and will, only hurt your case.
You hire a lawyer, you get someone who’ll be the only person between you and a prosecutor gunning for your head.
In the meantime SHUT UP. Free legal advice on the internet is worth what you pay for it. Except this advice. This advice might just save your ass.
h/t Charles Thomas for the link to the Avvo question that inspired this post.
March 20, 2013
The 3rd Annual Fishtown Neighbors Association Chili Cookoff is this Sunday, March 24 at 2424 Studios in Fishtown.
Be there, or eat less chili and drink less beer than your friends will that day.
Buy your tickets here.
January 25, 2013
“But I read this book so I already know everything about civil litigation!”
I went to a young lawyer happy hour the other evening night held by the Young Lawyer’s Division of a local bar association. I hoped to maybe meet a few other lawyers in their first years of practice, perhaps share a war story or two, commiserate about Judge Jones or Judge Judy, and swap business cards.
As I saw it, it’s never a bad thing to know more lawyers to whom you could refer cases, or maybe have cases referred to me.
Did I mention free beer and food?
What could possibly go wrong?
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November 26, 2012
We are Popehat’s hat.
We made the 6th Annual ABA Blawg 100! Per our official ABA Blawg 100 profile:
Simple Justice’s Scott Greenfield calls Jordan Rushie and Leo Mulvihill “two kid lawyers with moxie, a sense of humor and a serious focus on what it means to start out in the practice of law.” These relatively new lawyers joined forces* early this year to blog and practice in their own small shop. In posts, they (mostly Rushie) log the unwritten rules they are gradually learning from experience and other practitioners about trial practice and finding clients.
Words of high praise from one of the internet’s foremost curmudgeons.
Thank you for the nomination — now vote for us here. [ed. – We’re under “Trial Practice.” Go figure.]
*The way this is written makes us sound like the Superfriends. Jordan would be Aquaman.
Update November 27, 2012: Eric Turkewitz has some nice words for us:
But the Blawg100 list does have value in that it can point readers to new blogs that they might not have noticed before, such as the Philly Law Blog — by two young lawyers with a fearless candor, acknowledging that they are young pups that are just learning. These are the kinds of guys that mentors love, the type who ask questions, work hard and don’t try to bluff with bad answers.
Thanks for the vote of confidence. We’re honored to be in the Blawg 100 list with you.