Recently, I took a deposition during which the opposing lawyer waved his finger in my face and yelled at me to shut up, adding a few other choice details that I needn't repeat here. My crime, so to speak, was asking him to stop making speaking objections. In an effort to take the proverbial high road, I chose not to respond by telling him that he looked like a partially microwaved Steve Mnuchin action figure—despite the fact that he did look like a partially microwaved Steve Mnuchin action figure. Which brings us to the topic of civility.
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