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Author Archives: Spencer Farris

Remembering isn’t enough

1201farris1:  Attorney Spencer Farris.  KAREN ELSHOUT/photo

Among the (growing) list of things that annoy me are misuses and abuses of language. Overly redundant. Any and all. They’re, there and their used inappropriately, second only to your and you’re. Epic, awesome, and iconic for things that are ...

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What is an Old Pirate to Do?

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I’ve keep running into pirate symbols lately. Trial lawyers have a lot in common with pirates, as I’ve written in this space before. Pirates came up with a system of workers’ compensation long before it was popular elsewhere. They always ...

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That is why they play the games

1201farris1:  Attorney Spencer Farris.  KAREN ELSHOUT/photo

Sports metaphors are popular in trial law. In part because trial lawyers see themselves as gladiators, and that means there is a winner in most every contest. In part, because of misogyny in a profession that has been dominated by ...

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