Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Slow Goings

Well, things are pretty quiet at the old CJC these days, as Lykos and the Gang seem to have gone underground for the time being.  I'm still looking into what happened with her at the Commissioners' Court last Tuesday, but I'll have to get back to you on that one.

In the meantime, I did do a post on the Chronicle blog this morning, which was inspired by an insanely early morning phone call today.  You can check it out by clicking here.

14 comments:

Jim Bell said...

Would it work if you just told the caller - politely of course - that by law and the legal canons -- you can only discuss the case with the client, and no one else? And thanks for calling.

Anonymous said...

I called a client's spouse back yesterday 5 minutes after she left a message. No answer. Today, I called her back within 10 minutes, and a relative answered. She'd lent them the phone.

Anonymous said...

At 5:45 in the morning, I have a number of things I would say. None of them are politically correct or polite. There is such a thing as respect.

Anonymous said...

Murray, just when you said it was getting slow, Lykos issues a press release through TED OBERG, gasp. What happened here. I watched the Oberg report on the trial by Todd and could not believe my ears. It sure sounded like Lykos on the campaign trail. So I guess the rumors are true, Lykos has ordered tee shirts with a photo of herself on the front and the caption, MISS ME YET, scheduled to go on sale January 2, 2013. So Ted, why is it the surrounding counties have no problem trying these small dope cases. Why is it other jurisdictions are not having these problems. Under prior administrations Harris County prosecutors regularly tried these cases and won them. What has changed, what has changed......oh I forgot the Lykos administration came in and most of the experience left the office either voluntarily or involuntarily. There simply is not the level of experience to teach young prosecutors how to deal with these cases nor is there the training. And that is why we turned out in such numbers to throw Lykos out of office. If only there was a provision in the law that would require an incumbent to leave office immediately when suffering such a humiliating defeat. She just does not get it. The voters don't want her and her leaderless team. A note to Ted, you should have attended the State Bar convention and heard Dan Cogdell's report on Todd's voir dire. Cogdell commended Todd on an outstanding voir dire and said the state just did not do a good job. Cogdell was right, Lykos threw a young untrained prosecutor against a well trained defense attorney and then she cooked the meaning of the results. I can't wait for January.

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs to remember there is a run-off on July 31st and the first mail ballots were received today - and yesterday - we need to finish the job.

On Texas Supreme Court, vote for incumbent Justice David Medina who has drawn opposition from former judge John Devine, a first class nut-case. Devine is a former employee of Jared Woodfil's. Since leaving the bench this is the sixth office he has unsuccessfully run for.

B. Todd Dillon said...

I practice in the same rural area where I grew up. It's common for clients to know where I live. I'll be out mowing my yard on a Saturday and end up doing a couple of informal consults in my driveway. Forget a Lincoln, I'm the John Deere Lawyer.

That's not what really irritates me though. I regularly receive a voicemail, attempt to return the call, only to discover that "this user's voicemail box has not be set up/is currently full." If it's urgent, my only options are to send them a text (which gives them my cell #) or to pray they call back.

Anonymous said...

Alright--so was the acquittal because of "weak" drug evidence (as in, they didn't prove it was a drug), or weak as in "they didn't prove it was the defendant's"?

Oberg took a small shot at Anderson, but this doesn't seem to be that kind of case. It definitely wasn't a trace case, and if the ADA is saying it was too weak to have gone to trial, that tells me there had to be more at issue than whether or not this was a sufficient quantity of drugs to justify prosecuting.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Guys and Gals maybe its time to buy you a throw down phone. Use only that phone to call clients, or text them when needed. You don't have to answer it and can shut it off at night. Geeze just don't use your personal cell phone. Your recording can state that this phone does not take voice messages or text and to call the office if needed. It should also state that unless you are the defendant the case cannot and will not be discussed as it is against the law to do so. The price of the phone is all tax deductable, keeps your cell number private and can assure of a life without intrusion.

Anonymous said...

Why wouldn't you just dial *67 before you put in their number to return their call?

Anonymous said...

Just a curious thought: Will Lykos "vote for the brand" in November or vote for Lloyd?

Anonymous said...

Why is it that Lykos goes before comissioners court to request reduction in the maximums on some positions, yet gives raises to a majority of the office staff?

Now now Pat ! You wouldn't be doing that to keep the next admin from hiring qualified individuals for the position currently occupied by your unqualified minions. Thus leaving the next admin in a position to retain the idiots you promoted?

Let's just remember that come Jan. The raises should be rolled back until the office can work within its budget.

Anonymous said...

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Lawsuit-alleges-GOP-chairman-on-the-hook-for-30-3659419.php

Rage

Anonymous said...

14. District Attorney
Request for authorization to use discretionary funds in amounts of:
a. $100,000 to issue a check to the Harris County Construction Programs Division to
expedite renovations of the Institute of Forensic Sciences’ genetics laboratory.
b. $43,530 to issue a check to the Harris County District Clerk’s Office to pay for a
portion of the disaster recovery project and related costs for one year.
c. $40,000 to upgrade 109 cellular phones, service, and software.
d. $17,108 to reimburse Stephen Scott Morris for legal expenses incurred in connection
with an investigation and court proceedings in the 185th District Court.

Anonymous said...

*Former Employee Steve Morris. He just quit.