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I Am a Liberal, I Swear

1201farris1:  Attorney Spencer Farris.  KAREN ELSHOUT/photo

I lived in Oklahoma when I was young. Most politicians from my home state were Democrats, and the term “yellow dog Democrat” was a common label for my fellow citizens. The saying went that these folks would vote for an ...

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The pursuit of justice

Kramer

Our Declaration of Independence declared that it was our right to pursue life, liberty and happiness. It is widely acknowledged that the author of the phrase, Thomas Jefferson, borrowed from John Locke, who had advocated for the pursuit of life, ...

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Managing risks in of-counsel relationships

Whittney Dunn

Whether or not entering into an of-counsel relationship is right for you or your firm should be analyzed on a situation-by-situation basis to ensure the relationship is properly defined and the relevant risk-management considerations have been addressed by the firm ...

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Lawyers in the mist

Mark Levison

It was 1973 — I wasn’t a lawyer. I was an adventurer, and I wanted to see the mountain gorillas. Although tourism in the Virunga mountains range was in its infancy, it was still possible to go to Uganda. Unfortunately, ...

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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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Acid reflux in life and law

Mark Levison

My law firm has been in existence for more than 100 years. So has the bank building in which it is housed. The building lacks some of the modern looks that are associated with law practices of today. Many lawyers ...

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