World Intellectual Property Day

Today, April 26, is World Intellectual Property Day, a celebration of innovation and creativity and how IP fosters and encourages them.  World Intellectual Property Day was established in 2001 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized...

State Attorneys General Opinions

Trying to find an interpretation of a state statute?  Looking for a definition of the powers of a state agency?  Opinions issued by state attorneys general can provide guidance.  Opinions may not be binding but they are persuasive when determining the duties or...

Shakespeare’s Lawyers

Good counselors  lack no clients–Measure for Measure April is National Poetry month.  Many lawyers (and judges too) are poets.  April 23, 1564, is also the recognized birth date of William Shakespeare, who referenced  lawyers and the law in many of his plays. On...

Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson (1743)

“A lawyer without words would be like a workman without tools.”  Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Turpin, February 5, 1769. Born in Albermarle County, Jefferson trained as a lawyer and served in the Continental Congress.  He is regarded as the principal writer...

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