I miss short calendar. Gathering together every Monday morning to watch each other argue motions was way more instructive than any civ pro class I ever attended. Plus, I occasionally got to see one of the old lions argue something sexy. Much better than TV.

I miss interlocutory pleadings. Motions for oyer (look it up), demurrers (ditto), pleas in abatement, the whole gamut. They were like the preliminary moves in a chess match. “Ah, Dubois chose the French opening…”

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