“(Judge) Smith said he wouldn’t consent to delaying the trial for any reason “up to and including a zombie apocalypse”.
Federal District Court judges wield an awful lot of unappreciated power. I was joking with a colleague about the “tells” they use – a ‘menacing cough’ came up more than once. Early in my career, I hadn’t been able to read a room that well. One judge actually told me to “stop talking” because “you’re […]
If they’re working on AI lawyers and AI judges, why not AI juries? #7A Today, an artificial intelligence firm made a curious offer for any lawyer or person with a case coming up at the Supreme Court to allow an AI to feed them lines, promising anyone who goes through with it will receive $1 million in […]
DAYS FROM HIS 100 BIRTHDAY, BROWARD COUNTY’S JAMES JAY SIMONS ISN’T SLOWING DOWN I learned more in twenty minutes sitting across from Jay Simon’s desk than any lawyer I’ve known, with two exceptions (and one is my Father).
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon
The right of every person to counsel and a jury trial protects us from the over-reach of powerful government and private interests. Yahoo News provides an important reminder. American Founders Knew: Right to Counsel Is Fundamental The right to counsel is a core American principle pre-dating the establishment of American jurisprudence. Our founding fathers experienced […]
Work takes me all over. I’ve had the privilege to travel all around this great land, but mostly crisscrossing Florida. Last few weeks, I spent a lot of time burning across the top of the lake through Okeechobee on 70 West. There’s also plenty of travel up and down major highways: 95, 75, and the […]
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. Teddy Roosevelt
Show me somebody who is always smiling, always cheerful, always optimistic, and I will show you somebody who hasn’t the faintest idea what the heck is really going on. Mike Royko On a related note, George Orwell’s 1984 is the most banned book in history. I love that To Kill A Mockingbird is high on […]
Trial lawyers don’t win every argument in front of every judge. And, yes. Some of those losses come on significant issues and important cases. But here’s the thing: there are prescribed ways to deal with those disagreements. You can respectfully present that option to the judge and let him or her know that there are […]