1. When the “Nothing Was Going to Happen” Happens: Morley’s The Hague Abduction Convention

    Moody: I want Mahtob to grow up here. Betty Mahmoody: No! Moody: I think she should become a Muslim! Betty Mahmoody: No! No! [pauses] Betty Mahmoody: You lied to me. You lied to me! You held the Koran and you swore to me that nothing was going to happen. You were planning this all the time. You lied…Read More

  2. Doing Wonderful Things With Technology: Olson & O’Connor’s Electronic Discovery For Small Cases

    The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. --Bill Gates Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you ha…Read More

  3. Not Getting Things All Muddled Up: Buckley’s The Lawyer’s Essential Guide to Writing, Oster’s Writing Shorter Legal Documents, and Graham Tebo’s Shakespeare for Lawyers

    “Ransomed? What’s that?” “I don’t know. But that’s what they do. I’ve seen it in books; and so of course that’s what we’ve got to do.” “But how can we do it if we don’t know what it is?” “Why, blame it all, we’ve GOT to do it. Don’t I tell you it’s in the books? Do …Read More