Now if you want to say that now-famous nonlawyer Ivory Madison was trained as an attorney, well, that would be O.K., I s’pose, but you can’t allege, as some have, recently, that she’s a “trained attorney.”
No, no, no, no, no.*
Cause, you see, that goes too far.
OTOH, you can say that certain people thought IM was an attorney, for good reason, actually, and acted accordingly.
You could say that.
Imagine you’re a high school football player who went to a Catholic church to confess to sexual contact with a 15-year-old only to find out that the priest you thought you were talking to was actually Ashton Kutcher punking you. Would your mouthpiece start saying how evidence of your privileged communication should be thrown out of court because Ashton is a “trained priest?”
I doubt it.
But there are other good arguments to make, right?
Having said that, there’s nothing out there to suggest that Ivory acted improperly in the case at hand.
Did she “struggle” with the issues? Perhaps, but so have others before her…
Let’s hope this is the final Ivory Madison is not an attorney post you’ll have to read.
Oh, so it turns out Ivory Madison a merely a “law school graduate.”
NTTAWWT. Not at all.
But when you hold yourself out as a “nonpracticing lawyer,” well, that can create confusion, non?
I think I’ll file this one under alpha female self-puffery, and that will that be that.
All right, GASNM.
(Boy, San Francisco is a small town, huh?)
*My top five favorite poetic devices of all time are repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition, and repetition.