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Introducing A New Primary Topic: #lawdata

Associates Mind Graph

Generally speaking, lawyers live in Microsoft Word (or Wordperfect, ick). That is, lawyers work with words more than anything else. It’s our wheelhouse. Convincingly stringing lots of words together is how we earn our keep. Generally speaking, consultants, specifically business consultants, live ...

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Site News: Odds n’ Ends

marble and sculptor hardcover

A bit of housekeeping and an update for people new (and old) to Associate’s Mind. Yesterday marked two years since the publication of my first book, The Marble and The Sculptor: From Law School To Law Practice. Writing the book was difficult ...

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PSA: Changing Email Subscription Providers


Just a quick PSA. I’m changing email subscription providers from Google Feedburner to MailChimp. The general consensus for years now is that Feedburner is a dying service full of bugs, but I’ve been too busy/lazy to sit down and make ...

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Imagination > Plastic

Just a box

So Christmas has come and passed. My five-year-old son received a boatload of presents. A huge RC monster truck. Transformers. A RC helicopter. Puzzles. Legos. A Power Wheels Mini-Cooper for him to drive around in. An iPad mini (his schools ...

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The Great Conversation: Brunelleschi, Failure, and Invention of the Renaissance

Florentine skyline from across the Arno.

Keith has talked a lot in this blog about the difficulties in establishing oneself in practice coming out of law school, the insecurity and/or feeling of failure that young lawyers experience, the dedication and ethic(s) required to succeed, etc. Recently, and from ...

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4-Year Blogiversary


It’s been all quiet on the Western Front here the past month due to being too busy with work and other projects to keep updating, though I have still been writing my weekly column at Above The Law. But things ...

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