I have seen this event on television courtroom dramas. The judge holds the lawyer responsible for the conduct of his client when he reacts badly to events in the chamber. In real life the lawyer can’t do anything about how the client reacts. Judges not on television know this, but people also not on television … More Mr Patterson, Control Your Client
The law is a jealous mistress. Carrying her battle flag requires both hands. She keeps my fingers on this keyboard rather than a fretboard. I bought my banjo back when the kids were still in school and I was driving a 1995 Ford Aerostar van. Now the kids are grown, the last one left school … More Battle Flags, Ball Points, and Banjos
Google Star Trek and a whole world, or should I say worlds, open up. I had no idea one could sign up to be a Klingon, a member of the Borg Collective, or a member of the Federation and be assigned an e mail address that marks the earthling for ever as something else. There … More Be Your Own Klingon
There is plenty of local music of little notice in restaurants and other venues. Occasionally an artist comes that deserves notice; Ford Giesbrecht of Camano Island is one such artist. His first CD, Phat Cat has just been released on CD Baby. Ford mixes a light jazz crossover that makes any lawyer’s road a more … More Phat Cat by Ford Giesbrecht
I came out of the grocery store in Ballard to find tucked into the door handle of my car an advert from a local Psychic. She promises if you phone her she will answer one question without charge. What shall I ask?
There is a publication that comes to me unsolicited called Super Lawyers. I know some of the people featured there and they seem perfectly ordinary to me, one might say mild mannered. But perhaps when they hear the cry of the client needing legal assistance, they leap into a phone booth, peel off their civilian … More Lawyers with SuperPowers
The epic of the Nez Perce tribes retreat came to me as I struggled through a second season with this machine. The events of 1877 have the same ending as my purchase of this product in 2012; surrender in 2013. Rather than the U.S. Cavalry, my nemesis is the winding the spool. Clear, and direct … More My Grass Trimmer: I Shall Fight No More Forever
How does one pack up a law library? What becomes of the files of the closed cases, and what does one do with the bits and pieces of paper, mementos from clients, paper weights and desk ornaments that have been collected over 30 years? Oddly they are much easier to dispose of than the memories … More When Law Firms Close
Like most of Europe, when not in war Cordoba is a charming town. Only when you stroll around the narrow streets and consider the various tribes and religions that have occupied the space does the Disney of it wear off and one comes to grips with how much blood must be in the ground here. … More Cordoba
I am just off the phone with a woman representing herself to be married to one of the heirs of a will I I have in probate. This is her second call this month, demanding to know where the money is. She made representations about what we had promised which were impossible because we hadn’t … More Where’s The Check!?