For this last Friday of October, I offer a few suggestions if you have some spare time. You can never read too many things that are written by, or about, smart people. Lawyers are people, so by some sort of magical property of transcendence (or at least basic principles of logic) that would mean you can never read too many things that are written by, or about, smart lawyers.
Here are a few things that fit the bill.
Speaking of Bill, my friend Bill Freivogel of Freivogel on Conflicts was interviewed by Bloomberg/BNA. If you are a subscriber to ABA/BNA Lawyer’s Manual or to Bloomberg/BNA you can read the full interview at this link. If you aren’t you can still read the meat of it here at The Law Firm Risk Management Blog. (On a side note, it has been a couple of years since I have been fortunate enough to do a program with Bill, so I am very excited to say that in a few weeks he and I will be doing a national teleseminar on “Ethics and Dishonest Clients.” You can sign up for it from a number of different places on line, here’s one for example if you happen to be in South Carolina. If not, you can probably use that site and a Google search as a jumping off point to find other ways to sign up.
Keeping on the smart lawyer track, Karen Rubin at The Law For Lawyers Today has a piece worth reading about the need to always keep up with what is going on with the social media that you use — the specific example being LinkedIn and the latest upgrades/updates to its Endorsement feature because of the risk that someone else’s endorsement of you for a skill you don’t have could come back to bite you and get you in trouble.
Last, but not least, this piece at Wired where you hear thoughts from President Obama (who no matter what you might otherwise think or how you vote must be admitted to be a smart lawyer) on how artificial intelligence may shape our futures.