Thomas F. McDow
Any time I ask, “why”, the least satisfactory answer is “Because that is the way we have always done it.” I want to know why that is the way we have always done it.
Today’s question is why do lawyers always begin affidavits “Personally appeared before me __________ who being first duly sworn deposed and stated under oath as follows…”? The jurat, which is the “sworn to and subscribed before… Read More
The sky may not be falling (Chicken Little) and there may not be a wolf attacking the flock (Aesop), but lawyers, particularly family court lawyers, should sleep less well with the Supreme Court of South Carolina’s public reprimand of Kenneth B. Massey, Opinion No. 27409 issued July 2, 2014.
The facts are simple. “During the hearing, respondent submitted an affidavit from his client which contained a material misrepresentation… respondent admits he did not review the affidavit pri… Read More
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