Being POTUS is a Real Job

Being President of the United States (POTUS) is a job. A great weight of responsibility accompanies the grandeur of this office. Historically, presidents choose their words very carefully because there are major ramifications to everything they say.  The reaction to presidential words ranges from hypersensitive to hysterical.  The words of the POTUS have enormous power and consequences—enough to seize up financial markets and rattle the hearts of trigger-happy dictators.


Preparing for Re-Entry the Native Way

“We are all related to or know somebody in prison,” says Gabe Galanda, attorney and Native American activist. This is especially likely to be true for Native Americans, who are significantly over-represented in the prison system in several states, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. The Department of Justice reports that Native Americans are “under jurisdiction of the criminal justice system” at over twice the per capita rate of whites.


A Case for Pro Se Litigation: Jiffy Lube

An interesting and time consuming rendition of what is involved when an individual brings a lawsuit pro se—without retaining an attorney.


GOOD LAWYERS

A few weeks ago, we sent an email to our list, titled Know a Good Lawyer?  We received some amazing responses and some terrible responses too. It was astonishing how many P.R. people couldn’t write three good sentences that answered the question: Why do you think your nominee is a good lawyer? One reader said there was no such thing as a good lawyer! Without explanation, and without apology, some lawyers nominated themselves. Some lawyers didn’t have a link to their bios, and many failed to read the instructions! Imagine how they review complex contract negotiations. Ha! We did get some good submissions and found that there are indeed lawyers out there who are making the world a good place to live!  I hope you enjoy this round-up. Happy Law Day!

 


Why Photographs Need To Be Printed!

Bill Lulow is our regular columnist who covers photography for "The Connector."  In this article "Try to break the addiction to screens by printing your images!" the adorable baby girl just happens to be his granddaughter!


Paula McCandlis Joins Pacific ADR Consulting LLC

 
Paula McCandlis has joined Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC as a panel member.  Ms. McCandlis is a shareholder and co-managing partner at Brett McCandlis & Brown, PLLC with offices throughout Washington State (Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Seattle, Vancouver, and Spokane).  Her law office handles personal injury and wrongful death cases. 

Jumping Around | Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Virzi & Chris Lamberth

Seinfeld Makes Comedy History, Plus News From Paul Virzi, Chris Lamberth and More

From Oregon: Building Democracy Around the World

Pat Noonan and Ron Schiffman are lawyers who have been working in international law reform in countries in transition. Pat’s first assignment was working on a project in Cambodia shortly after the UN sponsored cease fire, in cooperation with the University of San Francisco School of Law. Since then, Pat and her husband Ron have worked as consultants for United States Agency for International Development (U.S.A.I.D) projects. After the break-up of the former Soviet Union, Pat worked with legal professionals and judges from the Supreme and Constitutional Courts, lawyers, law schools, and non-profit organizations in Central and Eastern Europe. In the past few years, she has been working with Kosovo, Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia on strategic planning, curriculum development, interactive teaching methods, gender equality, transparency, ethics and anti-corruption.