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Thoughts About Law, Lawyers & Courts

Lament on a Few Bad Lawyers

I’ve been trying to succinctly nail a description of what I despise about some (SOME) lawyers for years.  I finally have it.  It’s like playing every possible musical note on every single beat … nothing is left out, but nothing … Continue reading

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A Heartbreaking Custody Case

Up before the Supreme Court right now is a case where parents were forced to give up their adopted two-year old girl that they’ve had since birth.  It’s a crazy and sad story. The Birth Mother gave the child up … Continue reading

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Come on now Pennsylvania!

I just read an article where a recently widowed mother and her now fatherless two kids moved to Pennsylvania to start over.  They bought a house only to find out there’d been a recent murder/suicide there.  The mother knew before … Continue reading

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RESPECT … and lack of…

I had to go to the Sacramento County Court the other day – what a nightmare.  I got a lesson in abuse and disrespect.  I was there to clear up a fix-it ticket that had gone to warrant — the … Continue reading

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Stepping Outside The Legal Box and Into Fairness Through Equity

The idea of equity as a legal doctrine is designed to prevent injustice that might occur by a strict application of a particular rule of law.  Basically, a court can override the strict textual confines of a particular piece of … Continue reading

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Lessons for law from Kahn Academy

I just finished reading Salman Kahn‘s book about a new education model entitled “One World Schoolhouse.” It was an inspirational read about doing away with old antiquated notions of education and changing the status quo toward a better way of … Continue reading

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True true true…..

Abraham Lincoln: “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The good lawyer is not the … Continue reading

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