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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #80 on: February 05, 2013, 11:32 »
I actually feel bad for Marschalk. I doubt she had any idea what she was getting into with her clients.

 I tend to agree with you. From my observations Ms. Marschalk is a top notch professional in her field. Yet sometimes you are dealt a hand that cannot be played so to speak. The client must have frustrated Ms. Marschalk to no end. Defending the indefensible must be both morally and ethically challenging.

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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #81 on: February 06, 2013, 07:04 »
I don't think any of the defense attorneys involved had any idea with what they were getting into.
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #82 on: February 06, 2013, 13:10 »
Hi Barbara, we feel for you. And Mr. Bennett.
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« Reply #83 on: February 06, 2013, 16:32 »
Hi Barbara, we feel for you. And Mr. Bennett.

She very well may be a top notch profesional, but lets not make the mistake of making what she is doing as something she had no control over.  When she defended the insurance fraud "allegations" as standard business practices she lost most of her credibility as a professional in my mind.

Attorneys who represent narconon and the "church" (notice the quotes)  :) are a slimy bunch in my experience.  They are akin to ambulance chasers.  They know there are going to be a shit load of cases against them because they are frauds and they know they have the cash to pay yet they still take the cases.

There is a silver lining though, unlike the "church" (notice the quotes)  :) this community does forgive.  She just needs to take ownership of her mistakes and make the effort to change.  I wish her the best despite what side she is currently on. 
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #84 on: February 06, 2013, 17:45 »
Hi Barbara, we feel for you. And Mr. Bennett.

You so bad! >:D
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #85 on: February 06, 2013, 20:23 »
Hi Barbara, we feel for you. And Mr. Bennett.

She very well may be a top notch profesional, but lets not make the mistake of making what she is doing as something she had no control over.  When she defended the insurance fraud "allegations" as standard business practices she lost most of her credibility as a professional in my mind.

Attorneys who represent narconon and the "church" (notice the quotes)  :) are a slimy bunch in my experience.  They are akin to ambulance chasers.  They know there are going to be a shit load of cases against them because they are frauds and they know they have the cash to pay yet they still take the cases.

There is a silver lining though, unlike the "church" (notice the quotes)  :) this community does forgive.  She just needs to take ownership of her mistakes and make the effort to change.  I wish her the best despite what side she is currently on.

Lawyers have to ask the judge for permission to withdraw from a case. 
See Rule 4.3. Withdrawal, page 17 in the Uniform Superior Court Rules:
http://www.georgiacourts.gov/files/UNIFORM%20SUPERIOR%20COURT%20RULES_Updated_01_22_13_.pdf

Barbara Marschalk works for Drew, Eckl, and Farnham.  I would imagine she has to do what her employer expects her to do or face possible repercussions from that.  I guess she could just up and quit (I probably would), but that could be professional suicide for her.

Here she is, by the way:
http://www.deflaw.com/attorneys/barbara-a-marschalk

Here's her sidekick, Stevan A. Miller:
http://www.deflaw.com/attorneys/stevan-a-miller

Drew, Eckl, and Farnham have been in it from the beginning, starting with Kathryn Whitlock (who interestingly, is no longer with DEF, but now with Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young) so they may well not have been aware of what they were getting into.

But now, Alston & Bird, employers of Mr. Bennett (NNI's new lawyer) - they had plenty of opportunity to find out what the case is about, and who and what they would be defending, before they accepted.   Dang, Mr. Bennett looks more tired different in the courtroom than he does in his photo.

While we're at it, both of Carlock, Copeland, and Stair, defending NNI:
David F. Root: http://www.carlockcopeland.com/Attorneys/davidf.root
Cheryl H. Shaw: http://www.carlockcopeland.com/Attorneys/cherylh.shaw

All along, the slimy full-time scientology lawyers, Kendrick Moxon and Helena Kobrin have been trying to pull the local lawyers' strings.  I would imagine this is because they aren't licensed to practice law in Georgia, but li'l Davey must still micromanage (no pun intended). 
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #87 on: February 06, 2013, 20:54 »
Hi Barbara, we feel for you. And Mr. Bennett.

She very well may be a top notch profesional, but lets not make the mistake of making what she is doing as something she had no control over.  When she defended the insurance fraud "allegations" as standard business practices she lost most of her credibility as a professional in my mind.

Attorneys who represent narconon and the "church" (notice the quotes)  :) are a slimy bunch in my experience.  They are akin to ambulance chasers.  They know there are going to be a shit load of cases against them because they are frauds and they know they have the cash to pay yet they still take the cases.

There is a silver lining though, unlike the "church" (notice the quotes)  :) this community does forgive.  She just needs to take ownership of her mistakes and make the effort to change.  I wish her the best despite what side she is currently on.

 ;D
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #88 on: February 06, 2013, 20:56 »
Hi Barbara, we feel for you. And Mr. Bennett.

You so bad! >:D


lol! You got my joke   ;D
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #89 on: February 06, 2013, 21:13 »
I kinda do feel for her now.  Of course, being a Mom and an working attorney is a real juggling act but I think Narconon has driven Barbara Marschalk to drink! Bourbon, wine and 5 hour energy drinks.

I just couldn't help posting these from her public profile on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/barbara.marschalk

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Barbara Harding Marschalk
February 2 via mobile
Bone's. it's what's for dinner. Well that and bourbon. Duh.

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Barbara Harding Marschalk
February 1 near Atlanta, GA
Just drank a 5 hour energy drink for the first time ever. I have become one of those people. And by "those people", I mean those people whose sleep deprivation cannot be cured by 14 cups of coffee before noon. Speaking at a CLE this afternoon. Need. Energy. For at least five more hours.

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Barbara Harding Marschalk
January 27 near Atlanta, GA
Work. Tennis. Work. Bourbon. Family. Work. That's pretty much what my Sunday looks like.
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Barbara Harding Marschalk What level are you playing now, Stephanie Buck? And when are we going to have a drink?

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Barbara Harding Marschalk
January 19 via mobile
Left the office early - yes I know it is Saturday - to come home and watch my two children. By myself. For hours. Without help from my husband. It's now 9:00 pm and the house is blissfully quiet. I can so do this. (Says the lawyer/mother who is pouring a much needed bourbon.)

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January 5
New front door, compliments of my law partner (who still has the key). If I wake up murdered in my bed with no sign of forced entry, start with questioning the Boy Scout in the corner office. — with Steve Miller.

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Barbara Harding Marschalk
December 28, 2012
Wine from a friend's vineyard in Virginia. Check. Flannel jammies. Check. Downton Abbey on Netflix. Check. Perfect. Friday. Night.

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Barbara Harding Marschalk
December 7, 2012 via mobile
Double bourbon in Pittsburgh, PA airport. Surprisingly, it is raining and cold. Who says lawyers don't lead glamorous lives? Because I certainly feel glamorous now. Not. At all.
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #90 on: February 06, 2013, 23:19 »
I'm sure Scientology would take care of her kids for her if she asked them.

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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #91 on: February 06, 2013, 23:22 »
I'm sure Scientology would take care of her kids for her if she asked them.

 3((: You are too funny, snippy!
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« Reply #92 on: February 06, 2013, 23:26 »
 ;D

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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #93 on: February 06, 2013, 23:29 »
People still drink bourbon? Yuck! She is definitely a Southern girl. :D
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #94 on: February 06, 2013, 23:29 »
People still drink bourbon? Yuck! She is definitely a Southern girl. :D

 ;D
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #95 on: February 07, 2013, 01:05 »
I.hate.how.she.does.this.it.drives .me.nuts.

Bourbon.really?.note.to.self.dont.post.that.you.a re.a.drunk.on.facebook.
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #96 on: February 07, 2013, 06:47 »
I kinda do feel for her now.  Of course, being a Mom and an working attorney is a real juggling act but I think Narconon has driven Barbara Marschalk to drink! Bourbon, wine and 5 hour energy drinks.

Uh, oh.  It seems to be escalating too.  There was one point during a break in the hearing when she said to the other attorneys at her table: "I'm so hungry.  I haven't eaten in 3 days.  Unless you count the 25 munchkins I had yesterday."

Quick, someone, get this girl a sammich.  And some potato chips!

Barbara, get a hold of yourself!  That way lies madness!  You don't want to end up at Narconon!



Seriously, a lawyer posting about drinking on facebook!  That stuff will never go away completely.   :( 

Maybe if you ask nicely though, Barbara, I'll edit it off of TP.
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #97 on: February 07, 2013, 08:46 »
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Barbara Harding Marschalk
February 2 via mobile
Bone's. it's what's for dinner. Well that and bourbon. Duh.
Perfect. Friday. Night.
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For folks outside Atlanta, Bones is one of our best, and most expensive, steakhouses. Somebody is getting their billable hours up!

'til next time;
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #98 on: February 07, 2013, 08:49 »
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Barbara Harding Marschalk
February 2 via mobile
Bone's. it's what's for dinner. Well that and bourbon. Duh.
Perfect. Friday. Night.
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For folks outside Atlanta, Bones is one of our best, and most expensive, steakhouses. Somebody is getting their billable hours up!

'til next time;
wynot
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lol! Thanks!
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Re: Narconon on WSB TV news
« Reply #99 on: February 11, 2013, 23:43 »
Apparently, bourbon is much more popular than I realized: Maker's Mark cutting alcohol volume in its bourbon
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