Ask Ms. Ps & Qs

By Professor Nancy Rapoport

You do realize that this is a Federal court, right? We use the Federal Rules of Evidence.

— Pretty much every Bankruptcy Judge, everywhere, at least once, whether or not the judge is using his or her “outside the head” voice.

Dear Readers:

One of the pet peeves I hear from judges is that some lawyers are unprepared to practice in a Federal court. Why is that? Here are some possible theories:

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