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Monday, September 10, 2012

Welcome

This blog was started three years ago and since then, many new readers have joined. My initial comment expressed a hope that this forum would provide a means to communicate and share ideas as well as comments. That hope is just as valid today as it was in 2009. Following is what I wrote in the introductory posting and it still expresses my philosophy of what a lawyer is and should be. Thank you for reading this and my other postings.

As an attorney, I am always asked by my clients: "what is the law?" I am expected to know the answer, and most of the time I do (or can research it). But every once in a while, answering the question "what is the law" requires more than an explanation of statutes, administrative codes, or an analysis of case law. The answer goes deeper, to the fundamental reason why we have laws in the first place.

A very wise and thoughtful person once told me that we have laws to tell the other guy what to do (or not to do, as the case may be). No one ever believes that a law is needed for me; only someone else. Yet, society is made up of me and thee and your “me” is my “thee”. Consequently, my response to the question sometimes is no more than the law is whatever is needed to make sure you and I can get along together. The rest is commentary.

Which brings me to the point of this blog. An attorney is – or should be – more than an expert in the written or decided law. He or she should also be a counselor, advisor, confidant, and guide to others. The attorney should provide information as a matter of course. However, she or he should also be willing to share opinions based on knowledge, experiences, and (hopefully) wisdom. This is the commentary.

This blog – also known as a “blawg” for its legal focus – will present my opinions and comments on issues, cases, and events in the law that affect all of us. I invite you to respond and contribute to it. Comment on what I have written, even if (and especially if) you disagree. Offer your own comments and wisdom, as well as ideas for topics to be discussed. I look forward to communicating with you through this media and in the near future, in person.


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