, Derry, New Hampshire


March 28, 2013

It's time for 'Fools in the Law'


The Slidell (La.) Sheriff’s Department must not have a great deal on the priority list. A 33-year-old man walked into the sheriff’s department headquarters and requested a file. While he was waiting, security cameras caught the man swiping three ballpoint pens from the reception area. He was arrested and charged with theft. (Tip: Go to the bank.)

A personal story: I walked into one of the buildings in Boston’s financial district with a client and was directed to the “security” desk. The man in front of us, dressed in a business suit, was held up because his name was “not on the list.” No one answered the line where he was going.

After a prolonged delay, a call finally came down. He was OK. I stepped up. I was “not on the list.” Correspondence confirming our mediation was no good. The stern young man on the desk looked behind me, asking, “Are you with someone?” My client, an attractive woman in her 20s with blonde hair, stepped forward, identifying herself as my client. We were waved on to the elevator with no further questions.


Andrew Myers of Derry has law offices in Derry and North Andover. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association. Send questions to

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