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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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A Judge’s Mind or 5 Cognitive Illusions of Judges

  I recently got around to reading a whopper of an old law review article that I had been wanting to read for awhile entitled, “Inside the Judicial Mind.” From the introduction: …we conducted an empirical study to determine whether ...

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SOPA? CISPA? Whatever. The government’s long term strategy is NSTIC.

Show Notes: National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace The US Government’s plans for your anonymity and identity online. I’ll leave you with this video presentation of the NSTIC (which oddly feels as though it was prepared by Aperture Laboratories): [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATbQnT0MSlM&feature=player_embedded]  

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