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Book Review: Maritime Letters Of Indeminity

Book Review: Maritime Letters Of Indeminity

In all honesty, Maritime Letters of Indemnity is not the title of a book I would normally consider reading. I am glad, however, that I was able to have the opportunity to read this book. I preface my review on the fact ...

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Book Review: Point Made 2nd Edition

Book Review: Point Made 2nd Edition

I’m always looking for ways to improve my own writing – legal or otherwise. I think my writing is pretty good (I was number one in legal writing in my class for what it’s worth), but I know I have ...

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Book Review: The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance

Book Review: The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance

This past week, I was pleased to receive a copy of Kevin Underhill’s new book The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance: And Other Real Laws that Human Beings Actually Dreamed Up. I’ve been looking forward to reading it for some time as Lowering ...

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Book Review: Life After Law

Book Review: Life After Law

This past week I received an advance review copy of Life After Law: Finding Work You Love With the J.D. You Have, by Liz Brown. Brown is a former litigation partner at a large international law firm.  She graduated from Harvard College ...

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Book Review: Keeping It Civil

Book Review: Keeping It Civil

If you spend any time around lawyers, you’ll realize very quickly that they love to tell war stories. Every lawyer has them. It’s often a competition to see who can better the other. “I was in a depo and the ...

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Burn Bryan Garner’s Books

Burn Bryan Garner’s Books

  Burn anything that Bryan Garner has written.  He really knows his stuff, but Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style said it all.  Besides, Garner, Scalia, and Posner pissed me off when they got into a juvenile cat fight over a book about rules.  Not ...

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Review: The Articulate Attorney

Review: The Articulate Attorney

  I also recently received a review copy of the second edition of Brian K Johnson & Marsha Hunter’s The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers. Johnson & Hunter get right to the point of the matter with their very first sentence: People expect ...

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