Sunday, April 22, 2007

Using first names

One curious thing about my appellate court opinion is that it refers to me and my ex-wife entirely by our first names! I did that in my briefs, but the lawyers and court personel all seemed to prefer stilted language like "father" and "mother". Sometimes they would also last names, but that is confusing because my ex-wife's last name has changed a couple of times over the course of the case.

It makes sense for the court opinion to use first names; I'm just surprised because I've never seen a court opinion that did that.

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