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June 4, 2007

if you’re interested in . . .

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu,q.s. quickies — David Giacalone @ 1:58 pm

NoYabutsT  . . . Ethics and Aging Lawyers: You will want to spend some time with the Final Report on Aging Lawyers, which was released on May 31, 2007, by a joint committee of the National Organization of Bar Counsel and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.  (via Legal Profession Blog, June 4, 2007; see our prior opus post on the Graying of the Bar, March 20, 2007) The joint committee “examined the effectiveness of the traditional attorney discipline model as it applies to aging and age-impaired lawyers and recommended ‘best practices’ for protecting the public while simultaneously preserving the integrity, productivity and dignity of senior lawyers.”  We will discuss the 85-page Report again in the near future here at f/k/a [see the follow-up post, “Report on Aging Lawyers: D for disappointment,” June 8, 2007]. The press release has a lot of additional details; for example:

The NOBC- APRL joint committee, which was appointed in August 2005, also recommended that regulators, courts and bar associations improve public safeguards through the early identification of and more effective responses to age-impaired lawyers, including such alternatives as voluntary permanent retirement. The report endorsed the expansion of lawyer-judge assistance programs to include age-impaired lawyers. Such programs have proven highly effective for lawyers with alcohol and substance abuse issues in reducing recidivism and better protecting clients and the public.


brainG  . . . Smarter Conflict Resolution: You want to see Idealawg‘s new sibling weblog Brains on Purpose, which Stephanie West Allen has just launched in collaboration with Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz.  BonP will “look at how the field of neuroscience can inform the practice of conflict resolution. I am equally pleased that Jeff Schwartz frequently will weigh in here with his expertise and wisdom.”

at the height
of the argument      the old couple
pour each other tea
…………………………….. by George Swede from Almost Unseen (2000)


   . . . the past, present & future of Legal Weblogging: You should not miss Blawg Review #111, which is hosted this week by Bill Gratsch at’s Blawgs Blog. Bill started compiling links to law-related weblogs (“blawgs”) in January 2003, when he had a list of 57 sites.  His now lists and follows over 1600 weblogs.  In this week’s Blawg Review, Bill has “some thoughts and links related to the continued evolution of the blawgosphere (at least as I see it).”  He has given Blawg Review #111 the subtitle, “From There, To Here, To Where?”

early June
worked up a sweat 
just sleeping
………………………….. by dagosan

whaleG . . . Great Haiku Right Hot Off the Press: Check out the June 2007 edition of The Heron’s Nest, Vol. IX:2, which includes many pearls from our Honored Guest Poets:


mild december — 
walking acorns
into the earth
………………….. by Hilary Tann

red mittens
her laughter ahead
of the snowball

 ……….. by Laryalee Fraser 

Mid-winter depression — 
in my address book
crossing out the dead

 ………….. by Rebecca Lilly  brainG 

Coldest day
steam from the sidewalk grates
rises undisturbed
……………………….. by George Swede

sunrise — 
nothing on the snowman
stops the drip  

……. by Gary Hotham

letter from home
the snow muddy
wherever I step

…….. by Alice Frampton

ripples in the tidepool —  whaleF
a quieter ocean
in my child’s shell 

 ………… by Michael Dylan Welch


1 Comment

  1. David, thanks so much for mentioning idealawg’s new sibling. Actually all three of us thank you. We are resting well after the birth.

    Comment by Stephanie West Allen — June 4, 2007 @ 5:39 pm

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