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If a judge hit a attorney ,how to deal with it?
« on: April 20, 2006, 05:06:32 AM »
I wonder if how to deal with it when a judge hit a lawyer in America.is it the work of Senate?and what is the process?thanks in advance.
Perhaps you have never heard of such matter in America,but in other country,it actually happened.

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Re: If a judge hit a attorney ,how to deal with it?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2006, 05:51:05 AM »
are you in law school in the states?  i'm writing this because your post has a "english as a second language" quality.  i'm not trying to offend you, honestly.  it's just that some of your grammar errors are quite jarring.  if you have not started 1L as of yet, you might want to pick up a copy of strunk's "the element of style."  this will help, alot. 

oh, i never heard of a judge actually hitting a lawyer.  but, i suppose there is some sort of judicial review board to which one could make a complaint.
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Re: If a judge hit a attorney ,how to deal with it?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006, 06:57:04 AM »
Why are you giving him advice about starting 1L year in the United States?  I just assumed he already went to school in another country.

And the judge would get hauled into jail, just like any other person that hits someone.  No "review board".  Procedurally, since the judge is gone and facing battery charges against a party in the proceeding, there would obviously have to be a new trial.   
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Re: If a judge hit a attorney ,how to deal with it?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2006, 07:14:27 AM »
are you in law school in the states?  i'm writing this because your post has a "english as a second language" quality.  i'm not trying to offend you, honestly.  it's just that some of your grammar errors are quite jarring.  if you have not started 1L as of yet, you might want to pick up a copy of strunk's "the element of style."  this will help, alot. 

oh, i never heard of a judge actually hitting a lawyer.  but, i suppose there is some sort of judicial review board to which one could make a complaint.

Thank you a lot.Sure,I'm a law school student in another country.I come this board because i'm interested in the legal system of USA.The English is my second language,but I am working hard on it.
I want to know more about America,thank you for your help.

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Re: If a judge hit a attorney ,how to deal with it?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2006, 07:17:17 AM »
Why are you giving him advice about starting 1L year in the United States?  I just assumed he already went to school in another country.

And the judge would get hauled into jail, just like any other person that hits someone.  No "review board".  Procedurally, since the judge is gone and facing battery charges against a party in the proceeding, there would obviously have to be a new trial.   

You are so kind,thank you!

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Re: If a judge hit a attorney ,how to deal with it?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2006, 01:48:09 PM »
hey, i was not trying to offend anyone.  i was trying to be helpful.  i realize that my post could have been construed in a negative light.  this is something that i tried to go out of my way to prevent. 

what do we mean by hit?  punch?  smack? 
where does this contact take place?  chambers?  court?  a bar?

i honestly don't think it's so cut and dried.  i think there is a political aspect to this that can't be swept under a rug.  an atty who brings charges against a judge runs some career risk.  my uncle is a retired judge and you would be shocked with whom he considers "friends."  there is definitely an aura of power that comes with the title of "judge."
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Re: If a judge hit a attorney ,how to deal with it?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2006, 04:34:17 PM »
Oh I know where the original poster is coming from... stuff like judges assaulting attorneys and viceversa are quite common in countries like mine for example.

But like it was said... there's no way around it, he should face battery charges for taking a fist the other guy. In my country such judge would also face suspention from the Supreme Court, I dont know if such thing applies in the jurisdiction where the offense took place.

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Re: If a judge hit a attorney ,how to deal with it?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2006, 05:16:39 PM »
i honestly don't think it's so cut and dried.  i think there is a political aspect to this that can't be swept under a rug.  an atty who brings charges against a judge runs some career risk. 

The attorney would not have to deal with this judge again.  I couldn't possibly imagine a stronger reason for recusal.  As far as other judges who he may be friends with, I doubt they would share the same bitterness as the guy who threw the punch.  Even if they were bitter about it, it would probably be what the attorney DID ion the first place that made the the judge want to hit him (This could indeed have been a career risk) not the fact that he pressed charges after being violently attacked.

For the sake of argument, assuming the attorney did nothing to warrant the attack, I doubt the other judges would form a mafiosa style gang with retaliation on their minds.  This would be dangerous for their own careers, and I don't think you can just assume corruption to that degree.
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Re: If a judge hit a attorney ,how to deal with it?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2006, 04:31:32 AM »
I wonder if how to deal with it when a judge hit a lawyer in America.is it the work of Senate?and what is the process?thanks in advance.
Perhaps you have never heard of such matter in America,but in other country,it actually happened.


You hit him/her bac! What's wrong with you people?

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Re: If a judge hit a attorney ,how to deal with it?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2006, 09:17:58 AM »
Oh I know where the original poster is coming from... stuff like judges assaulting attorneys and viceversa are quite common in countries like mine for example.

But like it was said... there's no way around it, he should face battery charges for taking a fist the other guy. In my country such judge would also face suspention from the Supreme Court, I dont know if such thing applies in the jurisdiction where the offense took place.

Perhaps we came from the same country, if you knew the matter.
Itís a hot topic in my country at present. Iíll try my best to recount the whole thing.
The fact is not clear whether the judge hit the lawyer or not. It happened in the hall of the courthouse, where the camera has not been set.
According to the lawyer, the judge denied him when he and his clients required registering a case. And the judge refused to explain why he did so. The lawyer thought itís illegal. Then he argued with the judge who became very angry and hit him.
The judge insisted that he had never hit the lawyer. There is no evidence except for the witness. But the witnesses from two sides are conflict. So Due Process is critical. At first, the court that the judge served investigated and drew a conclusion that the lawyer told a lie. The lawyer and the media, because of the relationship between the court and the judge, didnít accept the conclusion. They think the process is unfair.
Today the local government set a special committee to survey this case. You may feel surprise, but our government has stronger power than US government. It plays a so important role that it almost can do everything it wants, including good things and bad things. I also wonder if the government can find the truth.
Whatever, itís a funny thing; I will told you the result.