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Sep 28

Trial Tips For “Alternative Providers”

For the record, I have tried many cases during my career but have not done so for several years. But some things–in my case sports statistics, rock lyrics, and trial tactics–persist in the memory. “Alternative Provider” is a term that has become common parlance in the legal world. I eschew... read more →
Sep 15

“Teach Your Children Well”

Some Things Law Schools Should Teach A blizzard of media coverage on the educational crisis and its unsustainable model concludes that for many students, higher education is no longer such a great deal. This includes law schools. Once a ticket to a secure living–if not wealth for those entering elite... read more →
Aug 28

What’s A Lawyer?

The Oxford dictionary defines a lawyer as: “A person who practices or studies law; an attorney or a counselor.” That definition might be expanded to include: (1) licensure; (2) engages in the practice of law; (3) exercises professional judgment; and (4) acts on behalf of client(s).  So, let’s go with:... read more →
Aug 18

Why Legal Mosaic?

I decided to name this blog “Legal Mosaic” for a number of reasons. I am a visual person and, so, try to inject visual images–and metaphors-- into written and oral presentations.  They help to tell a story, and good lawyers are usually good storytellers.  As a recovering trial lawyer, I... read more →
Aug 14

The Legal Delivery Model: A Post-Cubist Paradigm

A “Selfie” of the Current Legal Landscape The legal field is in a state of flux–many would say decline.  I prefer reconfiguration.  The forecast is bleak.  The evidence supports the glum outlook: law school enrollment is declining; student debt is escalating; the job market for lawyers–newly minted and old-hands alike--... read more →