Sunday update: Sad news this Easter Sunday as word reaches us that legendary 60 Minutes reporter Mike Wallace has passed away at the age of 93. For every season there is a time....
UPDATE: This is the 50th anniversary of the movie version of "To Kill A Mockingbird". The movie was on the USA network with a special introduction by President Obama.
Query: We can debate the best fictional novel (this makes our top five and perhaps our top two) and the best movie (Casablanca?) but isn't the movie version of TKAM the very best screen adaption of a novel that was ever done?
Sunday is Easter. Friday evening marked the beginning of Passover.
For those of you who observe either of these holidays, we wish you peace and happiness.
A few thoughts/questions that we have been pondering (for no particular reason- don't go reading between the lines for nothing) during this religious season:
If you could earn twice as much money from doing a job that does not intellectually challenge you, would you do it? If you earned 200K a year as a trial lawyer utilizing the skills you trained half a life time to earn, and someone offered you 400K to manage their pizza restaurant chain (please no nasty comments from pizza shop owners. We value what you do.) would you give up what you were born to do for more money?
If you met some shinning star who lit up your universe, but alas she/he lived in another country, and you have an established life/practice here, what would you do?
Is it ever ok to lie to the court to protect your client if the court asks an improper question?
Has a client ever asked you to present testimony you were fairly certain was not true? What did you do?
Is there any scenario where it is proper to violate a court order during trial to help your client win?
At this stage in your career, are you glad you became a lawyer or do you wish you trained for something else?
Do you believe in reincarnation? If so, why?
Will the Marlins have a winning season?
Today and Sunday we will be rooting for Fred Couples to win the Masters. Guys over 50 can compete.
Enjoy your weekend. Not too much Easter chocolate/Passover macaroons. Everything in moderation, ok?
See You Monday.