Portia Porter is the author of Can You Stiff Your Divorce Lawyer?: Tales of How Cunning Clients Can Get Free Legal Work, as Told by an Experienced Divorce Attorney. Her book details all the many ways that wily clients may, can, have, and will escape paying their legal bills. She answers the question posed as the title […]
Dean Karnazes’s The Road to Sparta is equal parts history lesson, philosophy essay, and memoir. The book tells two stories. Dean Karnazes’s own journey back to the homeland of his forebears – Greece. And the tale of Pheidippides, the messenger who ran more than 300 miles to effectively save Western Civilization, when the Athenians dispatched Pheidippides […]
My article “Alabama’s Anti-Miscegenation Statutes” (originally published by The Alabama Review in October 2015) has been included in a collaborative comparative law project that is being published in Brazil – Brasil e EUA: Temas de Direito Comparado. For purposes of the collaboration, the article has been retitled, “Leis criminalizando o casamento entre negros e brancos […]
I hate proofreading. Whether it’s an email, a pleading, or a journal article. Proofing is tedious and tiresome, and I have no patience for it. I understand the necessity of it, and firmly believe that good writing is in the editing and re-writing. Nevertheless, I find no joy in it. I received a stark reminder […]
As lawyers, our writing should be as compelling as our speaking. Stephen King offers five lessons that lawyers can incorporate to improve their writing.