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Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1. Question: I am a first year associate at a law firm and I'm doing some research. The partner I work for told me to make sure I check the "pocket part." What does that mean? 

Answer: In the olden days when people used law books made out of paper (before people started turning law books into art, and flooring and building columns), legal publishers would update their books by sending out a paper insert that you could stick in a pocket in the back of the book. These inserts were called "pocket parts." True story, ask your grandpa about it. (Futurelawyer, Pocket Parts - May They Rest In Peace)

2. Question: I am a paramedic. We have rushed to a convenience store to help someone inside with a life-threatening medical issue. However, the only parking spots available have a sign next to them stating that the vehicles of non-customers will be booted. This does not apply to us, right?

Answer: It certainly should not. But sometimes convenience store employees can be quite militant about booting the vehicles of non-customers. Check your wheels before you pull away. (WWLTV, Ambulance gets 'booted' while paramedics tend to emergency)

3. Question: I am a lawyer conducting voir dire for a jury trial. One of the prospective jurors is constantly pecking away on his phone. I think he may be tweeting!! Is there some way for me to learn more about what this person is doing?

Answer: For $295, Jury Scout will monitor a prospective juror's public social-media profile to help you decide whether that person would likely agree or disagree with your client's case. (On the Case, For $295, a window into jurors' posts and tweets)

Posted by Bruce Carton on December 5, 2012 at 04:26 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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