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The Legal Assistants Of Tomorrow. I get asked all the time how I manage to practice law without secretaries and legal assistants. Truth, I had the benefit of human assistance for many years. That competent help enabled me to take on litigation and other complex tasks that one person couldn’t handle. But, a combination of technology, a fascination with how tech could enable law practice, and things like remote working and the Pandemic has made…
Good friend, Lone Eagle, posted this Crazy Horse quote today, and it struck a nerve. We spend so much time trying to claim ownership of land and territory, and kill others to maintain it, and guard it with real and imaginary borders. We merely occupy space. We don’t “own” it. If another threatens us, or invades our space, we are duty bound to defend ourselves; but, short of that, what land or building or property…
What Is Premeditatio Malorum? A corollary to the Stoic principle of Amor Fati, which counsels acceptance and love of whatever fate brings to us, is the Latin phrase: “Premediatio Malorum”, literally expect the worst. The reasoning is that if we expect bad things to happen, we will be better prepared to react to them. There is a difference between such an attitude and failing to live life, or act happily, because of it. Luckily, we…
My brother, Marty, is getting older. He tells me it confuses him when I publish a poem on a day other than Friday. So, to help him out, I am going to explain to him that sometimes I publish a poem on a day other than Friday. But, out of love, I will let him know what day it is. Marty, today is Saturday. #PoetryFriday – Famous Man. Famous Man He gave tours of the…
When Bar Associations Innovate, Everybody Wins. Nikki Black and I are fascinated by robots, and are both prepared to be ruled by our coming robot overlords. Okay, it is tongue and cheek; but, this article by Nikki highlights the innovation that is spawning new methods of human contact, and, of interest to us in the legal field, new ways to connect with colleagues and clients.  Using a virtual world with avatars to create connections between…
Avatar. He stared at the computer screen, brightly lit in the dim room, and the avatar showed a beautiful woman, dark haired and luminous skin dressed is a skin tight costume, moving like a human. Her voice was natural and alluring, and beckoned to him, with a lilting tone that said come hither and be with me. He created his own avatar, and they spoke together in a virtual room created in the mind of…
Do you spend a lot of your life seeking wealth, riches, property, and other trappings of what modern society calls “success”? You might be wasting your life if you are. “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” ― Epictetus Give me a room, a computer, an Internet connection, my books, a big chair, and a big screen TV. Then, just bring me food and drink occasionally.          Related Stories Hard
Richard Feynman was plain spoken, curious, hard working and honest. When people called him a genius, he pointed out that genius is nothing more than an ordinary person who worked really hard, and spent a lot of time reading and studying. Some lawyers become an expert in a field about which they litigate. Learning isn’t just fundamental. It is hard work. Now, go become a genius. Feynman on Studying and Hard Work.          Related Stories…