Advice For the Presiding Bishop

Fire David Booth Beers. Tomorrow. Blame him for what you did. Follow your new lawyer’s advice and settle the property disputes.

4 Responses to “Advice For the Presiding Bishop”


  1. 1 robroy May 1, 2008 at 2:37 am

    Brad, you’re the lawyer. So if I told a judge, “My lawyer said it was legal.”, how would it fly?

  2. 2 Christopher Johnson May 1, 2008 at 5:10 am

    Might this memorandum be the torpedo that sinks the Dennis Canon?

  3. 3 pendennis88 May 1, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    A client who is so convinced he or she is right and others wrong that all must be litigated and that judges will inevitably see things his or her way, is usually headed to expensive trouble. (If TEC loses, of course, it will all be Goodwin Proctor to blame.)

    For all his faults and errors on so many issues, Griswold was much more of a pastoral-type PB (I think we now realize that having been a pastor is critical to being a good PB) plus, he had a traditional businessperson’s approach to his lawyer. He treated his chancellor as just another senior advisor, listened to his and others’ advice, but then made his own decision based on more than legal rights, canons or ego.


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