Posts Tagged ‘ professionalism ’

One’s a Scum-Sucking Bottom Dweller and the Other’s a Blogger

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In case you were unaware, the title to today’s post is a twist on an old joke:  What’s the difference between a catfish and a lawyer?  One is a scum-sucking bottom dweller and the other is a fish.  Read more...

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In Appreciation: A Tribute to My Dad, 10 Years Later

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It was the first week of law school, Torts class.  We were studying negligence, and on this day, the question was whether or not a witness to a car accident should be able to recover damages for emotional distress from the party at fault.  Read more...

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Estate Planning and Optometry Are Quite Different … Or Are They?

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The very glasses that provided “insight”.  Enhanced image by Krysteena Marie Photography. So over the weekend, my glasses broke.  As displayed in the accompanying picture, the top half of the frames are made of metal while each lens is held in by a small elastic band. The glasses lost a battle with my knee and…

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Professionalism Still Exists (Thank You David A. Shulman, Esq.)

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It is perhaps not very well known that the ethics rules for lawyers cover behavior not only during but also outside of working hours.  According to the Preamble of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct: [1] A lawyer is a representative of clients or a neutral third party, an officer of the legal system and…

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In Appreciation – June 2011

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This is the end of my 11th month of blogging.  At the end of every month, I like to take a post to thank those people who have been greatly supportive and helpful in the development of my practice and this blog.  Read more...

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In Appreciation — May 2011

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This is the end of my 10th month of blogging.  At the end of every month, I like to take a post to thank those who have been very helpful to me and my law practice during the recent past.  My hope is to remain humble, to point out the kindnesses of others, and to…

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How Much Do You Really Want to Know About Your Estate Plan?

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I received some interesting comments on my last post from Jennifer Deland, a Massachusetts estate planning attorney.  To paraphrase, she expressed that the typical estate planning client is really not interested in the technical language stated in the law.  Instead, it is of utmost importance to determine what the client thinks the documents say and…

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In Appreciation – April 2011

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I enjoy taking a post at the end of each calendar month to thank those who have been helpful and encouraging to me for my various endeavors.  April was a somewhat difficult one for my family and portends some tough times ahead.  However, some real quality people sent me notes of support and well wishes…

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In Appreciation – February 2011

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It is the end of my 7th month of blogging.  At the end of each month, I like to take a post to thank those who have been helpful, encouraging, professional, tolerant, etc. of my blogging and law practice activities.  I’m truly lucky enough to have some outstanding people on my list this time around.…

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In Appreciation — January 2011

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Hundreds of years ago, John Donne wrote that “no man is an island entire of itself”.  In this spirit, I enjoy taking a post at the end of each month to thank those who have supported my practice or boosted my morale during the recent past.  If this blog deserves any praise, the following people,…

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