11 Search Results for ghost

December 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Many Ways to Meet Your Lawyer – Personal Injury – Divorce – Civil Suits

...y view that the WV State Bar Counsel’s advisory letter on the question of “ghost writing” is stupid and unnecessary. I concur. (Ed. I believe the new rules of professional responsibility provide reasonable solutions to this issue.) 11. He is the same Justice who wrote an article with guidelines for lawyers who tend to play games with the “discovery” process in civil litigation, running up costs, and creating delays in an already burdened system. H...

August 23, 2016 at 2:47 am

Future of the Law 2016

...ning what mediators are allowed to do, such as prepare a simple complaint, ghost written for one of the parties, IF they have negotiated an amicable agreement. I also fell flat at TDBLaw with my anecdote of the prisoners who were dying in droves in ships headed to Australia from England. Ship captains got to keep any provisions left over! Only when they were paid for the living, healthy prisoners that they delivers was the problem solved. Likewise...

April 10, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Unbundling of Legal Services (A Low Cost Alternative)

...in the dark ages. There was an ethics opinion that lawyers couldn’t even “ghost write”, or assist a party from behind, without becoming “record counsel”. That has been clarified. We now can do those things. Unfortunately, contrary to more progressive states, WV does not allow special appearance or special pleadings. Once a lawyer’s name is declared as representative, there is a very specific procedure the lawyer must do to extricate herself. Here...

October 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Amazon Comes to My Client’s Rescue – Don’t Believe Everything You Think, by Thomas Kida

I am pleased that someone was kind enough to ghost write this blog article for me. It is by the spouse of a client. The client was facing a petition for transfer of custody because of some rather “whacky” views his wife was espousing. Confidentiality prevents my providing any details, but this is posted with express permission of its author. The spouse is not crazy, and is college educated, but that is not a substitute for critical thinking. The...

April 3, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Table of Contents

...the Best of Two Days On the Road, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, 2015 I encountered the Ghostbusters crew driving on I-81 South, Near Carlisle, Pa. I posted this to FB on Monday, but … 2015/11/04 2015-11-04 21:25:16 My Last “Dear Colleague Letter”, 9-29-2015 I just mailed out my last letter to 100 or so colleagues I began writing to five years ago. Things … 2015/09/30 2015-09-30 19:31:01 CLE Caveat 9-24-2015 No photos, graphics, or live urls : Just some though...

September 3, 2016 at 6:49 pm

Self-Represented Mediation

...plain why. A mediator must get signed waivers if the mediator is going to “ghost write” a pleading to be signed by just one of them. And I am dubious that the mediator can draft the responsive pleading. Personally, I think that should be allowed, assuming both parties agree. A mediator who is going to experiment with this kind of unbundling must have fine “antennae” and excellent mediation skills and family law expertise. It is not a job for sissi...

July 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

MORE ABOUT UNBUNDLING (A $500 Product That is Worth $1000)

...m for assisting a person to prepare a document for their own signature is “ghost writing”. The difference is important. The mediator represents neither party, and his/her ethical duty is to the process of permitting the parties to reach their own decision. The “unbundled consultant” has loyalty to the person who hired him, and his existence NEED NOT EVEN BE KNOWN to the client’s adversary. Other examples that come to mind of people in conflict are...

February 15, 2018 at 8:07 pm

An Example of Unbundling of Legal Services

...imony Statute. Gave him my handouts “Divorce 101”: https://wp.me/p4utce-4Q Ghost wrote his Answer to Divorce Petition, his counter-petition, his motion for temporary relief, his financial affidavit, his Bureau of Child Support mandatory application, affidavits of verification, and envelopes to take the original to the circuit clerk (signed only by him), his wife’s lawyer, and to the family court. Also, gave him “The Nuts and Bolts of Family Court”...

March 26, 2018 at 6:41 pm

My “Law Coach” or My Lawyer?

...nned” or “guest” blog articles. “Unbundling” sometimes has a component of “ghost writing”. A proposed parenting plan, property settlement agreement, final order, or petition or counter-petition, is not that hard to do. A “ghostwriter” can do them “on the cheap” if the author is not also becoming your record counsel. It is not representation, but it helps you “ante up”, like in poker. The “Family Court Rules” require the filing of certain key docum...

April 29, 2020 at 5:41 pm

A ROADMAP TO BURTON HUNTER’S IDEAS AND “WISDOM”

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