Reputation

Your Reputation Goes Ching Chang Chong

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UPDATE 5/2/15 1700 hours: Dan Hull apologized re: the below.  Hull can be a brash fellow, prone to shoot from the hip. I think we’ve all said something that we realize was insensitive in hindsight. When someone recognizes that their behavior ...

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Avvo: Spamalicious

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Texas criminal-defense lawyer Mark Bennett has been on a tear recently. In a series of posts, Bennett systematically cuts through the arguments for “revenge porn” statutes, displaying why any such statute would likely be held unconstitutional: Six Ways to Screw ...

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What Is More Important Than Winning?

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Lost among all the other news of the past month, a story slipped through the cracks that deserves recognition. A story about the integrity of Spanish runner Ivan Fernandez Anaya.  Two weeks ago, on December 2, Spanish athlete Iván Fernández ...

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Your Reputation for $15

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The following is an email I just sent to a young man wanting to become a marketing strategist/consultant of some sort. It also includes a different email that I sent to a law firm a couple of days ago. [hr] ...

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Customer Service…or Whatever

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My wife and I walked into a local Starbuck’s. It was moderately full but there was only one other couple in line. I placed our order after the couple in front of us (tall, skinny chai; extra hot) and sat ...

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President Lincoln On Practicing Law

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  Surprisingly, Slate managed to highlight something interesting this week in their new history blog. Notes from the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, likely in preparation for a lecture to be given to a congregation of new lawyers. ...

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Taking the Oath

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  I’ve taken an Oath before, when I first swore in as an attorney. This week, I took a second one: I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of ...

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MLK Day – From Birmingham

This Morning

  Normally I take my son to his early school in the suburbs during the week. But he’s been sick this weekend with a fever so I took him downtown to my wife’s hospital this morning to stay in their ...

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