Question: How Many US Laws Are There? No One Knows!

Question: How Many US Laws Are There? I saw this question on Quora this morning and thought it deserved a serious anwer. Here is what I can say: No one knows. What is a Law?  Even the definition of law is Read More …

How the #Me Too Movement has Changed the Law of Sexual Harassment, Part I

This is the first of three posts on how the #Me Too Movement is changing of the law of sexual harassment. First, I’ll address generally the difficult nature of preventing such behavior. Second, I’ll summarize and comment on changes to Read More …

“Backwards and In High Heels”

 Ginger Rogers “did everything Fred Astaire did, only backwards and in high heels.” — Frank and Ernest I did not attend the July 13, 2018 Vermont Bar Association Trial Academy program that has generated controversy about comments that were Read More …

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 …