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Lindsay Lohan

How She Turned it Around

12/14/2011 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Lindsay Lohan will experience something new in court this AM ... a friendly judge who heaps praise on her, and it's all because her lawyer figured out something that was lacking in her life.

Lindsay will appear before Judge Stephanie Sautner at 10 AM PT for a progress report.  She's on probation for pilfering a necklace at an L.A. jewelry store.

Judge Sautner tried something new ... rather than just telling Lindsay to complete her community service in a year -- or else -- the judge created a very specific schedule, putting in a certain number of hours each month.  And Lindsay has not only complied, she's gone beyond the minimum.  Sources tell us ... Lindsay logged the requisite number of hours of community service and morgue duty, and she's actually put in more therapy time than required.

And sources tell us ... her supervisor at the morgue is blown away, calling her work "stellar," and saying she's "a delight to work with and hard working."

The reason for Lindsay's turnaround -- her lawyer, Shawn Holley, who went to the judge before Lindsay's sentencing and argued that her client needed a rigid structure -- something her own parents never provided. 

Score one for the lawyer.

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Nicole     

LittleMo: 18 minutes ago

People who are praising Lindsay still don't get that a sentence isnt' attached to whatever life improvements she is supposed to have made. The fact is that LL has not paid the price for things that originally happened 4 years ago and the rest of the things that compounded the original offense. It doesn't matter how "nice" she is now - she still has jail time coming for what she has already done. I don't believe that LL has changed anything. When she's off probation and doesn't have somebody holding her hand 24 hours a day like she does now, she's going to f__ up again and we'll all be back her talking about.
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Because of Marsha "The Monster" Revel and the sentence imposed on July 6th 2010 when Lindsay had completed all the requirements.

LINNOCENT

953 days ago
107.

jeannie    

I didn't think she would learn anything unless a judge gave her some serious jail time.. Maybe I was wrong..Hope all goes well for her

953 days ago
108.

INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

9:30. No live feed. Not here. Not CNN. Not In Session. Not Rarar. WTF? What's the big secret?

953 days ago
109.

Blood Red Witch    

Chat is open.
come into main floor. Join us

http://host71800.123flashchat.com/hezzer19/

953 days ago
110.

Bud    

The only thing this Nitwit "turned around" was her Labia Majora to face the camera!
Gimme a frickin' break!!

953 days ago
111.

straycat    

I jus*****ched Paris Jackson...from radar on the Ellen interview...she is very pretty...and I did not realize how smart she is...good choice...she is going to grow into her own..unlike the court lidiot today

953 days ago
112.

Alan Carver    

Why wasn't this done the 1st go around, instead here we are 6 (COUNT 'EM S-I-X) years later and Holley has FINALLY FIGURED out this ding-bat-twit needed structure ... after all the times she has violated probation! I am not impressed with either - still not a fan, and I am astounded that any Judge in LA County just didn't throw her in jail since she REPEATED failed at each opportunity she was given - even through and up to this point with Judge Saunter! I am just incredulous over this debacle and it just reminds me why this country and many of us on here discussing this dip-STICK (-) the TICK and add HIT to the S, why we have such dis-stain for her ... doesn't matter really anyway because it is over for her career wise and she knows it. The next best thing has come and that is EMMA STONE! Thank god for that! See you - you has been that never was - Lohan!

953 days ago
113.

ketjo    

You think this is a turn around...
Sure
Just like the prisoners working on the side of the road picking up trash and cutting brushes...they work hard every day cause they have two guard with shotguns standing there watching their every move.. and they get a good report at the end of the month....but let them send them out with only one guard and a slingshot...and they would be hot-footed it thru the woods faster then you can spit...they are one more reformed then the man in the moon or Lindsay Lohan... she being good because shes got a guard with a shotgun looking over her shoulder...but just like this weekend she gets out of that guard site...she back to who she really is ...A DAM MEAN GIRL(WOMAN)

953 days ago
114.

Cyberquill    

Isn't that the lawyer she's had all along? Whence the sudden epiphany regarding structure?

953 days ago
115.

Jay W.     

Donde esta chica peca? Ellen quiere saber.

953 days ago
116.

INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

Fvck it. Off with her head.

953 days ago
117.

Blood Red Witch    

TMZ is live steaming a few stories down

953 days ago
118.

INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

OK... got the stream. It's real noisy. Sounds like a stretch-helicopter in the background.

953 days ago
119.

Areader    

I'm very happy for Lindsay!

953 days ago
120.

Blood Red Witch    

Court day chat is open.

http://host71800.123flashchat.com/hezzer19/

come into the main floor to play. All are welcome. Hope to see some new faces today

953 days ago
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