November 28, 2006
APRL February 2007 Meeting
The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers will meet in Miami Beach from February 8-10, 2007. Among the program highlights will be a panel discussion in conjunction with the National Organization of Bar Counsel on the impact of disciplinary processes on solo and small firm practicioners and another panel on the ethics of judicial elections. Panel discussions also will consider bar admission issues as well as ethics issues in the representation of Guantanamo detainees. (The APRL meeting and its overlap with NOBC were posted on here.)
The full APRL agenda is linked here. [Mike Frisch]
November 22, 2006
Bow To Us: The Legal Profession Gave You the Cranberry Sauce that Wiggles
Jeff previously posted this amazing link (by LSU's Christine Corcos) which cleverly reels off all sorts of authors, actors, artists, heroes, journalists, and stars who were first, of all things, lawyers. The list looks pretty comprehensive. But glaringly omitted are two crucial historical figures who start with Ma [as do we all]: Max Weber, a commercial lawyer before he practically invented [not the grill but rather] sociology; and--most importantly this week--Marcus Urann, sage inventor of the sweet gelatinous form of cranberry "sauce." The feat is explained nicely by Peter Lattman at the WSJ law blog. As one commenter named Nerd posted, that kind of cranberry sauce in a can is the only food you have to open both ends to remove.
The legal profession, for all its public trashing lately, deserves major credit for this. (Don't add that we gave you Watergate too.) Apparently owing to the log o'berry, Lattman waxes: "Lawyers are, indeed, something for which everyone around the Thanksgiving table should be thankful." You're welcome and Happy Thanksgiving from LPB. [Alan Childress]