Saturday, December 26, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The First Jewish Player in the NBA, Finally!

Below is a great article on Omri Casspi, the first Israeli playing on an NBA team, Sacramento Kings. Former agent and current Sacramento King employee, Jason Levein, helped Casspi make his NBA dreams become a reality in last years draft. Read the piece it is a great look into Casspi's world and Levein's dream of bringing a Jew into the NBA..

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Letter to Future Lawyers from a Judge

Below is an excerpt from an ABA article to future lawyers....enjoy!

Lawyers don’t need to be jerks, they shouldn’t tell lawyer jokes, and they need to quickly inform clients when bad things happen. And they should consider keeping a diary to remember the war stories.

That’s the advice of Texas Judge Randy Wilson, who wrote a letter to his two children who are about to become lawyers and then shared it with Texas Lawyer.

“You're going to be in this game for the long haul,” he writes. “There's no shortcut that's worth it—never. If you have a bad document, produce it. If your client is lying to make his case, fire him. Compromising your conscience just is not worth it. There will be other cases. It's a cliché, but it's true: A legal career is a marathon, not a race.”

It’s also important to follow the Golden Rule, he says. “There's just no reason to be a jerk, and there are lots of reasons to be nice.”

If you treat opposing counsel with courtesy, they could end up referring some business to you, he says. And if you allow them an occasional extension, they may do the same for you. If you throw tantrums in the office, your staff can find plenty of ways to sabotage you.

Be proud to be a lawyer, Wilson says, and that means no lawyer jokes. You’ll accumulate real-life war stories—and you will wish you had written them down. So keep a diary, he says.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Quote of the Week

Life is known only by those who have found a way to be comfortable with change and the unknown. Given the nature of life, there may be no security, but only adventure.
- Rachel Naomi Remen

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Class Cancelled because Football Won???

The University of Alabama cancelled classes for SEVERAL DAYS because the football team made it to the national championship game. Yes, it is true.... After the BCS selection show this past Sunday, the University cancelled class for several days to celebrate the joyous occasion. Is this a good thing? or a bad thing for students who don't care about football and actually go to school for the academics...?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Are Law Schools Helping to reform Copyright Laws?

Hearsay Exceptions