Should Lawyers Ditch Legalese?

Should Lawyers Ditch Legalese?

Here is the difference between winning Olympic vaults, 56 years apart: Here are examples of two contract clauses, 56 years apart. Old: The parties hereto do hereby stipulate and agree that it is their intention and covenant that this agreement and performance...
Bar Exam Tips – February

Bar Exam Tips – February

Lots of nervous, recent graduates from law schools will be sitting down to take the February bar exam next week. For some it might be their first time, for others it’s the 2nd or 3rd time at the rodeo.  It’s been a few years since I took the Bar (which I...
How To Handle Criticism

How To Handle Criticism

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Sir Winston Churchill As a new professional of any sort, you’re likely going to receive a...
Jury Duty: A Lawyer’s Journey

Jury Duty: A Lawyer’s Journey

A couple of weeks ago I received a summons to serve as a juror. My first one ever. Lawyers usually don’t like jury duty because we almost always get struck. It’s a waste of our time. But as I’m not one to shy away from my civic duty, I committed to...