Thursday, March 27, 2014

"What's wrong with a little sluttiness Your Honour? Good thing you're wearing a robe - is that a gavel or are you just thrilled to see a sexy female lawyer?"

"Slutty enough for you Your Honour?"

Judge Kopf: "Yes, yes please take it off all off ... pant ... pant ... pant ...!"

"Here have a Snickers feel better now? Mmmm good eh but so am I!"
Federal Judge offers fashion advice to female lawyers

Richard Kopf calls himself 'dirty old man,' presents rules for courtroom attire

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lincoln, Nebraska - In a blog entry, United States District Court Judge Richard Kopf, of Lincoln offers three rules he suggests young women lawyers "should follow" when considering how to dress for court.

Kopf presents the rules while relating stories about his own experiences both in the courtroom, and in his private life, writing, "in candor, I have been a dirty old man since I was a very young man."

The judge then relates his observations about one "wonderfully talented and very pretty female lawyer."
Kopf writes: "She is brilliant, she writes well, she speaks eloquently, she is zealous but not overly so, she is always prepared, she treats others including her opponents, with civility and respect, she wears very short skirts and shows lots of her ample chest. I especially appreciate the last two attributes."

Kopf describes how female law clerks I his building made a point of observing the lawyer, and how the clerks deemed her appearance "unprofessional."

The judge concludes by offering three "rules that young women lawyers should follow when considering how to dress for court:"

"1. You can't win. Men are both pigs and prudes. Get over it.

2. It is not about you. That goes double when you are appearing in front of a jury.

3. Think about the law clerks. If they are likely to label you, like Jane Curtin, an ignorant slut behind your back, tone it down."

Judge Richard Kopf, 67, is the senior judge in the U.S. District Court for Nebraska. He was nominated by President George H. W. Bush in 1992.


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