Category: Off Topic

Embarrassment from the American Bar Association

As the head of compliance, I frequently call on a team of lawyers for advice on how to interpret the law and move that interpretation into implementation. As a consumer of legal services, I have an interest in innovation and improvements in the delivery of those services. As an former practicing lawyer, I understand the

100 Best Legal Blogs

The ABA Journal is compiling its annual list of 100 best legal blogs (They use “blawgs.” I hate that term.) They would like your advice on which legal blogs you think they should include. Use the Blawg 100 Amici form to tell the ABA Journal about a legal blog that you read regularly and think

We Have Video of Barney Frank Arguing With a Dining Room Table

After pushing through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Barney Frank now needs to run for re-election. He is not running unopposed in the Democrat primary, but the opposition is … “interesting.” Barney is the congressman for my district, so I have voted for him in the past and plan to vote

Compliance Bits and Pieces: Ground Zero Mosque Edition

One part of compliance is investigation. Find the facts. Don’t rely on opinion or self-interest statements. With all the hullabaloo about the Ground Zero Mosque I thought I would gather some factual information. First off. It’s not at Ground Zero. Just How Far Is the “Ground Zero Mosque” From Ground Zero? by Matt Sledge in

Snow and Ice in August

It’s August, but here in Massachusetts we need to start thinking about snow and ice. Not because of climate change, but because of the Supreme Judicial Court. They just issued a ruling that changes the standard of liability for snow and ice hazards. The standard in the Massachusetts had been that a property owner could

Sisyphus and the Corporate Ladder

What do you do you when you finally get that rock to stay at the top of the mountain? Courtesy of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. More: The Myth of Sisyphus and Camus

The Tree of Contracts

An image from A Treatise on Commercial Law: With Forms of Ordinary Legal and Business Documents, and Copious Questions with References, by A. Norton Fitch. This 1889 image is part of the Yale Law Library collection and published in their Flickr gallery.