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Judge, Consider This a Warning

Mark Levison

No, I am not going to write about Roger Stone. Most of us saw the picture of the judge he posted on the internet with crosshairs above her head. Of course, we all know that anyone who is still a ...

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Up in the air with a man down under

The American lawyer knows that our legal system evolved from the English system of yore. We also know that our forefathers continue a similar system, though one with some marked differences from the one across the pond. We also realize ...

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Baboons and 4-year-olds give good pep talks

In 1998, I was both a new father and a new lawyer. Fortunately, I was blissfully unaware of how unprepared I was for either gig, and that is what kept me from running — screaming — into the woods. The ...

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A Lawyer’s Return to Goa

Mark Levison

It was 1974. Neither my wife nor I were lawyers, yet. The trip to Bombay (now Mumbai) from Mombasa, Kenya, was on an Indian boat having no resemblance to a Royal Caribbean ocean liner (other than perhaps norovirus). We were ...

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Reflections at the Starting Gate of One More Year

Mark Levison

When I first started writing columns, I had little doubt I had valuable information to convey from the perspective of the insightful young lawyer. I still kind of feel that way, despite the rolling of the years, and the fact ...

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Not gonna Grinch it up this Year

Gentle Reader: It has been pointed out (many times, in fact) that I don’t look forward to the holidays. I don’t hate the holidays, and it isn’t even that I don’t enjoy them, necessarily. Holidays, like vacations, mean not going ...

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Is now the time?

The system. It is a phrase used by many, in the law and in daily life. One particular and important system is a basic, primordial concept underlying our lawyerly endeavors and government. It is has long been a key to ...

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Going, Going … Almost Gone

Mark Levison

Some lawyers think they get their best ideas when they’re drinking. I recall a night some months ago when law school friends Dick Slickster, plaintiffs’ lawyer extraordinaire, Cal Polo, the elite silk-stocking lawyer, and I were drinking Irish whiskey. I ...

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