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Thursday, September 2, 2010


Somewhere, somehow in the deep, dark, depths of the judicial library system there was a man, a great librarian named Mr. Lawrence Cheeseman. Mr. Cheeseman is currently retired, which is a great shame, because Mr. Cheeseman has got to be the most informed man in Connecticut today, at least as far as Connecticut law is concerned.

Mr. Cheeseman's great contribution to our lives is the compilation of numerous cheatsheets which essentially outline basic aspects of the law including landmark cases so we uninitiated pro se (self represented) parties can figure out the law and catch up relatively quickly to our highly educated J.D.s and begin to speak their language.

These documents are available on the judicial website and are called PATHFINDERS and boy, you will not find anything better than these anywhere when you need help with your case. The URL to find the complete list of pathfinders is as follows:

To be honest, this is probably the most useful blog that I will ever post on this website. At this point, I've peaked and everything will go downhill from now, no, no...just joking. But honestly, all of us need to thank Mr. Cheeseman wherever he is, whatever he is doing, God bless you, have a wonderful retirement, and Gov. Rell, please send this man more retirement money so he can enjoy the reward he so richly deserves!


  1. This is really a funny post. But putting the fun aside, I did take a look at those pathfinders, and they are really great.

  2. You make it seem easy, but I've tried to read those law things and they are pretty complicated. Aren't lawyers supposed to do that kind of work? Why are we doing it?

  3. Simply put, I have yet to meet an attorney who really does the job. Unless you educate yourself to the point where you know as much as an attorney, you will end up with a messed up divorce case. You have to be the one to tell an attorney to follow up in the right way, otherwise, they won't bother. The most important thing that reading these pathfinders helps you with is in learning how to speak to an attorney in a way that they can understand using terminology they can relate to.