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Lawyer Up Word Puzzle

Quiz Guy John Chaneski’s puzzle features variations on the phrase lawyer up, in which the answers are a verb followed by the word up. For example, if someone’s in his car and trying to change gears, but getting a little verklempt about...

Elbow Clerk

Speaking to a conference of judges and lawyers, Grant learns the term elbow clerk, meaning a clerk who works in the judge’s chambers. This is part of a complete episode.

The Lawyer and The Mosquito

What’s the difference between a mosquito and a lawyer? One’s a bloodsucking parasite, and the other’s an insect. This bait-and-switch joke, like many good paraprosdokians, get their humor by going contrary to our expectations. This...

Lawyer vs. Attorney

What’s the difference between a lawyer and an attorney? None, really, for most of us. In the past, though, the word attorney could also refer more generally to a person you “turned to” to represent you, regardless of whether that...

radwaste

radwaste  n.— «Joseph R. Egan, a nuclear engineer-turned-lawyer who led Nevada’s legal campaign to block a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain, died Wednesday at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 53.…He had arranged for his ashes to...

Grumbles motion

Grumbles motion  n.— «They were going to file what’s known as a “Grumbles motion”—asking the court to view the incarceration as punitive.» —“Lawyer blasts government witch hunt for Barry Bonds’ trainer, Greg...

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