What Do 1.6 Million Women Have in Common?

What Do 1.6 Million Women Have in Common?

They all want back pay from Wal-Mart because of gender discrimination.  The big issue for the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court during this week’s oral argument in (Tues. 3/29/11) in the appeal of Wal-Mart v. Dukes was “due process.”  Will...

Colleagues: Karma and Lawyer Jokes

It seems my karma of the last 30 years is to be tracked by a series of lawyer jokes.  There is a deep cultural angst about lawyers:  we love them, hate them, hold them in high regard, and villify them.  We don’t seem neutral about them.I confess, I am not...

Lingual Influenza

Paper, boxes of it, volumes of words strung with alleged significance, page after page–this is the “fat” of litigation.  I believe that in the legal world, brevity is like gold, valuable, and seldom seen.I frankly (since I am always...

The Exciting Part of Practicing Law

I communicate weekly with an “accountability partner.”  We use a written and mental checklist just to account for how we’re reaching goals or dealing with “issues;”  Last week, out of one of these conversations concerning my practice, I...
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