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Why Isn't There a Model SD FL Confidentiality Order?

Perhaps one of the most annoying things to deal with as a commercial litigator is the repetitive and often pointless tussle over entering a stipulated confidentiality order.

This is especially complicated by the proclivities of a particular judge presiding over the case, coupled frequently with in house counsel who have their own opinions about protecting corporate documents and information, not to mention national outside counsel who don't practice here regularly and who think only they are capable of drafting a "perfect" confidentiality order.

Then there's opposing counsel.

Wouldn't it be easier if someone (I'm not mentioning any names)

did a mitzvah and took on the laboring oar of drafting a model stipulated confidentiality order that is streamlined and effective yet is sensitive to our local judges' concerns about turning every public filing into a secret Manhattan Project-type mission.

This person (again, I'm not naming any names)

could confer with our judges and practitioners and synthesize their concerns into a single template that also complies with the letter and spirit of our Local Rules.

If such a nice human being were to do this (listen, I don't want to presume anyone in particular)

that person would have done an enormous service for all of us and made our lives immeasurably better as well as saving our clients some time, money, and aggravation.

But what skilled and experienced litigator would be willing to take on such a project?


  1. who's the kid in the first photo?

  2. F'ing great stuff. Love it.

  3. Scotties the man!

  4. I want to party with that dude.

  5. Scottie is a hottie.

    Actually, his wife is super hot and brilliant and it makes me think of Joe Jackson IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM?!?!

  6. From a grasshopper to a lawyer.

  7. I got suspended for screaming at the partner last week. It was his fault for using a colloquialism I am uncomfortable with, namely "when are you getting out of dodge?" Now I have to sit home a week and it disrupts my entire schedule and forces me to work extra hard for the rest of the year to make up the 48.9 hours I had anticipated billing this week.

    This stinks. First Starbucks. Now my office.

  8. I think he's someone I slept with. Being Miami the odds are good!

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