US News Latest Law School Rankings

US News released its “Best Law School” list for 2012, temporarily replacing Mel Kiper’s 2011 NFL Draft Class rankings as the most popular list in law firms across America.

First Amendment Friday

Yesterday during our company stand up meeting, Ariel Jatib – one of our company’s co-founders – reminded us of a very important Supreme Court case that was decided this week.    (It does appear that there is important news happening that doesn’t directly involve the production of sitcoms or the personal lives of their actors.) […]

Will WATSON Start Putting Lawyers in "Jeopardy"?

Watching Watson compete on Jeopardy this week was amazing, notwithstanding the odd Final Jeopardy foul-up on Tuesday night. (Watson oddly answered “What is Toronto????” to a Final Jeopardy question that was titled “U.S. Cities.”) A logical explanation for the cause of the mistake was given, though my inner paranoia prefers to fantasize a more Hal-ish rationale. […]

Hug A Defense Lawyer Today

OK, I’m donning my flame-retardant gear.  Here it goes.  Bring it on. 🙂 Whenever I spot someone walking around with that popular, Shakespeare-inspired T-shirt: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” King Henry VI, Act IV, Scene II I stop and try to ask them to explain what it means to them. […]

Our Litigious Society and Dog Park Mayhem

Last Saturday was a beautiful, sunny South Florida day. One of those “Chamber of Commerce” specials. Awesome day for my dog and I to head to the dog park. We headed through the first set of gates, waved hello to a few familiar snouts, and entered the “small dog” area.  Upon opening the gate and […]

The Naughty Confessions of an Unpicked Juror

Today, yet again, I showed up for jury duty like the responsible citizen that I am, only to be spurned yet again, like an unpopular, ugly kid at a high-school dance. Getting summoned to juror pools is something of a second profession for me. I don’t know what it is about my luck, or the […]

Are Law Schools Committing Fraud?

This summer at the Florida Bar annual convention, I struck up an amiable conversation with a gentleman at a vendor orientation breakfast.  He was a nice fellow from a new Florida law school, and since we got along so nicely, I made a note to myself to mention him to the attorneys I cam across. […]