December 16, 2013

The Holidays, Lawyers and Depression

During this time of holiday cheer and celebration, I am reminded by a number of Legal Sanity’s readers how the holiday season triggers an upsurge in depression, substance abuse and suicide. It’s important for each of us to be on the lookout for colleagues, clients, friends and family members who may be suffering and are Read More

October 4, 2013

Did Legal Sanity Inspire the US Government Shutdown?

Yes, its true. No blog posts here at Legal Sanity in three months, since the eve of July 4 – Independence Day. The inability of my right brain and left brain to come to agreement on what and when to write caused the shutdown at Legal Sanity. Apparently, this lack of brainy cooperation spilled over Read More

July 3, 2013

A Meaningful Independence Day

Seven years ago, I took a summer trip to Gettysburg and spent hours walking through the battleground and cemetery.  It was a profound experience connecting with the people and events that took place exactly 150 years ago today.  July 1-3, 1863 changed history in a way that shaped our nation and the world, and put Read More

April 8, 2013

Event Today! Rodino Ethics Lecture: Returning To Civility

Arnie Herz will be a panel speaker today at Returning to Civility at Seton Hall. The event is part of the Rodino Ethics Lecture Series. Arnie along with his esteemed colleagues will share their perspectives on sustaining and upholding the standards of excellence essential to the practice of law. Professor Paula Franzese will host and moderate Read More

February 18, 2013

Presidents’ Day

I just finished reading Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power.  Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize author, does an extraordinary job of bringing Jefferson to life, his genius, idealism, practicality, enormous personal struggles and major shortcomings. Whatever one’s opinion of Jefferson, surely, without him, the United States as we know it today would not exist.   The Read More

January 21, 2013

MLK, Obama and the Possibility of Change

Regardless of one’s politics, it is quite extraordinary that President Obama will be inaugurated for his second term on the very same day we celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday. Back in 1962 when I was born, the possibility of a non-white male becoming President of the United States, let alone for two terms, was as Read More

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