Monday, October 03, 2011
First Monday in October. You know what that means.... time to check the tax assessment on your home. Also first day of the new session for the Supreme Court.
We don't have a Regional Counsel yet, unless the Governor did something while we slept.
At 0-4 your Miami Dolphins are officially in the mix for being on the clock and causing commissioner Roger Goodell to say next April "With the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft the Miami Dolphins select Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford." With all due respect to Jake Long (who was picked first by the Fins in 2008), the Fins passed on Matt Ryan the last time they had the first pick, and that has hurt them.
Roy Black at his blog has a series of three posts on opening arguments. He advises to spend a lot of time on your opening sentence. We agree. Nothing- and we mean nothing- makes us cringe more in court then when we see a lawyer stand before a jury for opening and the first words out of their mouths is some kiss-ass remark thanking the jury for their service. The jury has spent hours if not days waiting to be told about the case. You have only one chance to make a great impression- don't waste it thanking the jury.
Read this post where Mr. Black compares the opening statement of the prosecution and the defense in the OJ Simpson case and you'll see what we mean. Don't do a Marcia Clark for goodness sakes.
October may be our favourite month. Fall is in full swing, football season is 1/4 over, the summer slow down is over. Yes, October is right up there as one of the best months.
See you in court.