Despite being someone who was known for enjoying a nice verbal fight in my younger days, I’ve always tried to shy away from conversations about politics and religion. And the reason for my avoidance is the same in both occasions: people are mean. The two topics tend to be so divisive that before you know […]
Despite the season, I’m in a “spring cleaning” sort of mood, though my idea of spring cleaning is probably not typical. When I “spring clean,” I don’t wax floors and scrub baseboards; I purge. I throw things out or away. I simplify. Or, at least, I try to simplify. For instance, now that I’m working […]
Reuters and the Wall Street Journal’s website released the news today that CIT Group has reached a financing deal with its’ bondholders, to the tune of $3 billion, that is supposed to keep CIT out of bankruptcy. Really? Isn’t that actually the tell-tale sign of what’s to surely come next? I mean, doesn’t the news […]
As of this week, I have joined the Keech Law Firm as of counsel. Our offices are located in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and we practice consumer and commercial bankruptcy, general civil litigation, real estate, domestic and probate law.
So have you heard the story of the Pennsylvania pervert who whined about his oober-lenient child porn sentence? Isn’t there something that makes justice sweeter when the smoking gun comes from the wrongdoer’s own hand? Back in 2005, Richard Balsavage was sentenced to a mere 9 to 23 months in jail in Berks County, Pa. […]
Alright, I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for weird news. You know the ones: stories like the recent sea of bunnies littering a front yard in New Mexico or the four Alaskans who recently won the Competitive Facial Hair Competition (the one historically “dominated” by the Germans) or the SC governor who disappeared for 5 […]
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The Arkansas Rules for Minimum Continuing Legal Education require that all attorneys licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Arkansas obtain a minimum of twelve (12) hours, including one (1) hour of ethics, during each reporting period, which runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. See the Rules here. So basically, if […]
In the age of social networking, the legal industry has apparently stepped up to the plate. A recent article from The Wall Street Journal online, To Blog or Not to Blog, tells the tale of a relatively new form of communication of the late 90s that either peaked too early and fizzled out or, rather, […]
“The law is viewed as a business these days–and not as a noble profession. Law firms are operated as banks.” Bobby Lee Cook, ABA Journal March 2009. Even sadder, considering the current state of our banks.
My keen organizational skills (sniff sniff…can you smell the sarcasm?) have been the subject of more than one post already. Here, let me explain how I attempt to organize my own thoughts…my attempt at compartmentalization. You see, as I think about what I’ll be doing over the next couple of days I understand more and […]
“Insight, I believe, refers to the depth of understanding that comes by setting experiences, yours and mine, familiar and exotic, new and old, side by side, learning by letting them speak to one another.”–Mary Katherine Bateson, author of Willing to Learn: Passages of Personal Discovery, as quoted by Buck Lewis in President’s Perspective: What’s So […]
“[T]he legal profession renders its practitioners acute, inquisitive, dexterous, prompt in attack, ready in defense, full of resources. No other profession is more closely connected with actual life than the law. It concerns the highest of all temporal interests of man–property, reputation, the peace of all families, the arbitrations and peace of nations, liberty, life […]