Curmudgeon’s Perspective


The Last Lawyers to Starve

By | Jun.25.13 | 2 Comments

Every year, law schools crank out twice as many baby lawyers as there are job openings, and every year we hear that the traditional market for lawyers is shrinking. The United Stat[...]

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A Curmudgeon's Perspective

Cue the Zombie Lawyers

By | Apr.01.13 | 1 Comment

I sat in court recently listening as the plaintiff’s monotonous lawyer droned on about trivial irrelevancies. I watched the judge pretend to pay attention while most likely check[...]

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A Curmudgeon's Perspective

The Myth of Multitasking in the Legal Labyrinth

By | Jan.24.13 | 2 Comments

The other day I overheard my grandkids talking about me, and lawyers in general. The older one was trying to explain what it is lawyers do by repeating a comparison I'd once made b[...]

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Dress for Excess

By | Oct.23.12 | 1 Comment

The other day, Oriella, one of the young legal secretaries, wore these sandal-type shoes with long leather straps wrapping up to mid-calf. I thought they looked pretty, and a littl[...]

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The Friday Five

Where the Sidewalk Ends

By | Jul.06.12 | No Comments

Shel Silverstein's writing had a profound impact on me and my family. Thumbing through his classic Where the Sidewalk Ends recently brought back some nice memories, and then set m[...]

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Don’t Push the Red Button

By | Jun.19.12 | No Comments

There’s a scene in "Men in Black II" where Agent J (Will Smith) tells Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), “Don’t push the red button.” Of course, he does. The car he’s driving sud[...]

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