The Lawyer as Stoic

In the entrepreneurial world, there is renewed interest in Stoicism, the ancient Greek school of philosophy that taught that “virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge; [that] the wise live in harmony with the divine Reason … that governs Read More …

When Counseling Clients, Take A Broad View of the Problem

Mediation as a Human Resource Tool I happened across an article recently entitled, How to Tackle Employee Disputes at Small Business, from Great Britain’s Telegraph. The writer, Anna Isaac, argues that “[u]gly conversations and lost working days can be avoided Read More …

Take The Risk: You Can’t Afford Not To!

Readers of this blog know that one reason I write it is that I am deeply interested in the legal profession: its past, its future and its role in our society. So I keep reading — and more recently listening Read More …

“Way Leads on to Way”  — Phil Hoff at 90!

First Impressions In 1962, I lived with my parents in Rutland, Vermont. One day early in the fall, I was at home, out sick from school. I was nine years old. There was a knock at the front door. Although Read More …