BEZOS V BEZOS

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...
There is a Crack in Everything

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...
Women are Leaving the Law

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...
Judges Experience Stress

Judges Experience Stress

As compared to the lawyers who appear before them, trial judges have much less control of the outside causes of stress.  For example, a family lawyer can control his or her stress level by guiding the case, as in the use of experts, and the use of mediation.  There is...