Do NOT Let Your Client Write Your Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Howard Neil Shipley, of Washington, D.C., is ordered to show cause, within 40 days, why he should not be sanctioned for his conduct as a member of the Bar of this Court in connection with the petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 14-424, Sigram Schindler Beteiligungsgesellschaft MBH v. Lee.

What did he do?

Shipley basically let his client write his brief, and the thing turned into an utter shitshow. Witness the nightmare hellscape that is the question presented in this case

Read “Lawyers, Don’t Do This: SCOTUS Pile Of Words Edition” at Bitter Lawyer.

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