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Judah Benjamin: A Life

Every once in a while I stumble upon the story of a remarkable individual.  Such a person was Judah Benjamin.  Born in 1811 in St. Croix, Benjamin's family moved first to North Carolina and then to Charleston, S.C., home to the largest Jewish community in the United...

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Gandhi as Lawyer

Mohandas Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British colonial rule.  Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the...

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BEZOS V BEZOS

“WHEN YOU have loving and supportive people in your life, like MacKenzie…you end up being able to take risks.” So declared Jeff Bezos, boss of Amazon, the e-commerce giant, last April.  This affirmation by the planet’s richest man of the contribution of his wife of 25...

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There is a Crack in Everything

From time to time I am asked how I cope, spending so much time dealing with peoples’ problems.  I find people fascinating, so I can’t say that there has been a whole lot of heavy lifting.  I have also been fortunate to work with great people, who make the burden of...

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Women are Leaving the Law

In an age when women are graduating from law school at the same rate as men, why are they leaving the profession in such high numbers by age 50 and what can be done about it? These are questions Miami’s Hilarie Bass studied during her term as ABA president.  The...

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