President Lincoln On Practicing Law

President Lincoln On Practicing Law

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. The entirety of...
Taking the Oath

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 the State of Alabama; I will maintain the respect...
Marc Randazza: 1st Amendment Lawyer Exemplar

Marc Randazza: 1st Amendment Lawyer Exemplar

  If you’re in law school or a new lawyer, you might not have heard the name Marc Randazza just yet…But if you stick around legal, copyright, or technology blogs long enough you will.   I don’t know Randazza personally, but I have long admired his...
MLK Day – From Birmingham

MLK Day – From Birmingham

Normally I take my son to his 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 on-site ill child care. Traffic was light and not many cars driving...
Becoming A Good Lawyer Requires Failure

Becoming A Good Lawyer Requires Failure

So, as I’m sure most of you probably already know, Joseph Rakofsky has once again emerged from the shadows to test the bounds of reason, good sense and the law by filing…whatever the hell this is. If you’re not familiar with Jo-Jo, you can read my...

When Strong Passwords Don’t Matter

Someone, most likely Congressman Anthony Weiner, sent out a picture of a man’s genitalia to the wide world of Twitter. It has resulted in an explosion of coverage in the US media in the past few days. Congressman Weiner’s response to the picture was odd,...