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In the year 2020

Mark Levison

Christmas 2019 fell on a Wednesday, in the middle of the week, making it a little difficult for law firm decision-makers to determine just when to close down for the holiday. When Christmas falls at the beginning or end of ...

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Thankful for the rule of law

Mark Levison

The Watergate break-in occurred during Nixon’s 1972 re-election campaign. Most people don’t remember the Watergate hearings. I do. I was working for a senator at the time, and I have particularly keen memories of the testimony of Richard Nixon’s arrogant ...

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Horror tales from the Bench and Beach

Mark Levison

I recently attended a continuing legal education program put on by a retired judge. I always profit from listening to lawyers whose years of experience offer perspective on the profession. When a client of mine needed a temporary restraining order ...

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Jungle Law: Rules of Engagement

Mark Levison

Africa, 1973: I witnessed the “trial” of an acquaintance known as “Australian Bob” in a Nairobi court. The proceeding amounted to his lawyer distributing piles of Kenyan shillings to the prosecutor and judge. Bob looked like he had been beaten ...

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