Taking the Oath

  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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Running In Philadelphia

  Quick aside: I’ll be in Philadelphia, PA September 15-18th to run the Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon and to visit my wife’s sister and her husband. Not sure what my schedule is going to be like while I’m there but ...

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The Best Social Networking Site For Lawyers

  This past week I spent significant time at what I believe to be the best social networking site for lawyers. While I was there saw a former law school professor who I hadn’t seen in a couple of years. ...

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Review: Writing To Win

Roughly a month ago I received a review copy of Steven Stark’s Writing To Win. It’s taken this long for me to get the review up because A) I’ve been busy and B) I always fully read any book I receive and Writing To ...

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How to Succeed as a New Lawyer

  This past week I attended a rather lengthy CLE geared to new/young lawyers. The presenters were all either judges or lawyers who had been practicing 20+ years. While each presenter lectured on their specific topic, they also took a ...

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On Mentors: To Sharpen Is To Destroy

  When I was an uchi-deshi, there were special classes reserved for senior students called kenshu (“sword sharpening”). During these classes, I would sit in seiza (“proper sitting”) for 30 minutes or so, listening to the instructor lecture on a ...

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Millennial Jurors: Entertain Us

“If a generation is going to arrive in the jury box that is totally unused to sitting and listening but is using technology to gain the information it needs to form a judgment, that changes the whole orality tradition with which ...

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