“Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” So runs the saying. But, like many such aphorisms, it is not so much the product of thought as a substitute for it.
In fact, we all know it isn’t true.
In popular culture, the American Revolution against the autocracy of the British monarchy can be summarized in one slogan: “No taxation without representation!”
That quote is commonly attributed to James Otis, although there doesn’t seem to be definitive proof that he actually uttered those words.
As I have mentioned before, the best platform for lawyers seeking their own websites is undoubtedly WordPress. But, as with any software, there can sometimes be problems getting things to work as you want. This post addresses one of the most common issues when using WordPress: plugin conflicts.
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Etymology”
In the early days of the new American republic, Noah Webster argued strongly for a simplification of English spelling throughout the land. This would, he argued,
This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Etymology”
There are probably many lessons to be learned from the recent Presidential election, but one of them is surely the value of plain speaking. Yet American lawyers seem to love obfuscatory language,
There are many legal terms that have different meanings in different contexts.
“Consideration” is an obvious example. In contract law, this word refers to money or money’s worth; in civil and criminal procedure, however, it denotes something that should be taken into account when reaching a decision.
France has some of the most employee-friendly employment laws in the western world. Among the most significant is the 35-hour week, which means that hours worked above that number are considered overtime and paid accordingly. There is also an upper limit on the number of hours of overtime that most employees can be expected to work.
As the creator of Webby Books and co-founder and webmaster for the Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law (the first online law review designed to be read online), I am often asked what tools or platform I recommend for a law practice looking to create or update its own website.