Tag Archives: Law

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Is An Unidentified Person Called “John Doe”?

The news is regularly filled with reports of murders & missing persons cases involving unknown person. And that unknown person is usually referred to as “John Doe”. But why? Why do we call unidentified people John Doe until their real identity is established? This all comes from a weird, no-longer-in-use British legal procedure called an…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Lawyers Vs. Attorneys…Is There A Difference?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Lawyers Vs. Attorneys…Is There A Difference?

Since they’ve been in the news a lot lately, have you ever wondered if there’s actually a difference between an attorney & a lawyer? As a general rule, the terms lawyer & attorney are pretty much interchangeable. Originally, the term “lawyer” was used generally for any person who’d been trained in the law. Some of…Read More