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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Which Circuits identify the attorneys on their opinions?"

Re the ILB post from earlier today, Indianapolis attorney Gary Price writes:

Once again, your blog addresses an issue that has been, if not a puzzlement, then a peeve: why doesn't the 7th Circuit ID the lawyers? On the "benefit of a doubt" side, maybe the Circuit judges don't want to embarrass lawyers that end up on the losing side of cases where the opinion can be less than charitable on the performance of counsel.

On the other hand, we must take responsibility for our work, and the 7th Circuit actively promotes civility in the practice of law.

Leaving out the identity of the lawyers is like leaving out the identity of key ingredients on a product label.

It also seems inefficient (for those of the Chicago School) to require one to go to secondary sources to find the identity of key players in matters that may be of current interest to practitioners.

On balance I think we have one of the best circuits in the federal system. The judges should share the identity of the practitioners who make the work of the Circuit top tier.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 16, 2013 12:19 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions