Best of the Worst Typos in the Law
You shouldn't really point out others' mistakes if you make bigger ones.
Jesus said something like that -- something about splinters and beams. In sinners' words, don't poke people in the eye.
But in law and blogging, we get paid to accentuate mistakes -- even little, tiny typos. Here are some of best of the worst.
The legal pedestal gets no higher than the U.S. Supreme Court. Critics, however, can take potshots from the peanut gallery.
So they pointed out some typos in recent opinions. They included:
- "painter's palate"
- "Piggy Park"
To be fair, "Piggy" was a name misspelling. But some mistakes went beyond the boundaries of typos, like Justice Anthony Kennedy mixing up Paraguay and Peru.
Everybody knows that President Trump can't spell. Or maybe he just invents words, like "covfeve." Or perhaps it's a new legal position, like "special council."
Here are few more this year:
Trump is not a lawyer, but he can make laws with a pen stroke. So he is fair game for the worst typo type ever -- especially since he misspelled his wife's name.
Among lawyers, Above the Law found "The Most Embarrassing Typo in a Lawyer Letter, Ever." We can't print it, but let's just say Jesus would not approve.
Have an open position at your law firm? Post the job for free on Indeed, or search local candidate resumes.
- How Strong Friendships Can Benefit Your Long-Term Career (FindLaw's Strategist)
- Channeling Your Inner Cousin Vinny for Trial and Law Practice (FindLaw's Strategist)
- Going Solo? Get the Free FindLaw Playbook (FindLaw's Strategist)
FindLaw has an affiliate relationship with Indeed, earning a small amount of money each time someone uses Indeed's services via FindLaw. FindLaw receives no compensation in exchange for editorial coverage.
You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.