Category Archives: General
“If you have the power to put a stop to subjugation, yet look the other way while it happens, then you have done it yourselves,” ― Thucydides, On Justice, Power, and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War “It will be enough for me, however, if these words of mine are judged […]
” It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” ~Samuel Adams
The Legal Pursuit-Evidence, Rules, Argument, Judgment
It is rare that an aspiring law student or lawyer has not heard of the movie, “The Paper Chase.” For it is instructive to both law school and life. In one scene with the study group one member, neurotic and fumbling, has a massive outline, multi hundreds of pages, that ultimately blows apart as it falls […]
Bureaucratic Logic and Catch 22
First rule of any negotiation is to know who is who, which is also a necessity of political competition. A corollary might come from Joseph Heller’s Catch 22, “It doesn’t make a damn bit of difference who wins the war to someone who’s dead.” And, “The enemy, … is anybody who’s going to get you killed, no […]
Reputation and Criminal Law- Why you must hire a criminal lawyer.
Having discussed criminal matters with literally thousands of people over the last 30 plus years and I am continuing taken back by how little people realize that any contact with law enforcement as a suspect that results in an arrest and charges will probably result in damage to their reputation. This is the age of […]
At the end of the day the goal is to make the world a better place. Always a plurality.
Shakespeare and the Law
Of course Shakespeare did write, “kill all the lawyers,” maybe, more or less. All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.
If you want Justice
If you want Justice, then you will have to fight for it, because the other side wants to win and for you to lose. You will not get your full due process unless you demand it.Your lawsuit will not settle on terms that you think are fair unless you are willing to force the issue by using […]
The Legal System and the Trial Lawyer
Why hire a lawyer you might ask? Well, let us think about it. A lawyer has been to college and law school and has passed a state bar exam. Presumably after all of that he or she knows something about the American legal system and just as importantly can think rationally about a legal problem […]
Cicero Quotes- Law, Justice, and History
―Cicero “The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”