Archive for February, 2012

What Is Fitness for Purpose?

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 17:16

(thanks to These are becoming heady days for the legal profession, or rather, I should say “authorized legal services providers” as we may well see lawyers as we’ve known them become a minority group. The last two months have seen all kinds of new ventures starting under the new ABS regime–BT Claims, Riverview Law, […]

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Turning Overheads into Profits? What To Do with Spare Lawyers Lying Around…

Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 16:39

I’m sure I recall a cartoon that showed a group of lawyers entering a canteen and someone shouting, “Here come the overheads!” Legal work has always been difficult to situate in the range of useful work. By that I mean do lawyers add value to deals and other matters that people are involved in or […]

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There is No Doubt….Pekes Rule!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 16:01

(thanks to Seth Wenig/AP) As readers of this blog will know I am a Pekingese devotee. My father had them and now me. I am currently Pekeless and so rely on vicarious Peke pleasure from wherever I can get it. I’ve just got it. That 4 year old, 11 pound (5kg) Peke above is called […]

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Help the Maldives

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 14:37

  We think of the Maldives as an idyllic place for scuba diving and stress-free holidays. But it isn’t. Yesterday, the army and police joined forces to mount a coup against the democratic government. President Nasheed is missing and other government officials will meet the same fate. The Maldivian Democratic Party has put out an […]

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Legal Education’s Response to the Economic Realities Facing the Profession

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 00:30

There is a symposium on this topic at Legal Ethics Forum. It runs between February 6 to 8 with a wide range of participants including: Rakesh Anand (Syracuse); Anita Bernstein (Brooklyn); Hannah Brenner (Michigan State); Ray Campbell (Peking STL); Paul Campos (Colorado); Michael P. Downey (Washington U./St. Louis U.); Paul Horwitz (Alabama); David Hricik (Mercer); […]

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