Law and Ethics Blog 2018-02-06T11:35:43+00:00

The Judiciary – An Important Pillar of our Democracy

This country was founded in rebellion against the tyranny of the King of England. To build a more perfect union, our revolutionary Founding Fathers created a democracy based on 3 pillars – the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary – a system of checks and balances designed to prevent the tyranny of a monarchy. […]

January 4th, 2018|

Advice from Socrates for today’s lawyer.

Most of the principles embodied in the Constitution and Bill of Rights were developed in England centuries ago in response to the tyranny of the monarchy. But many of the ideas that gave rise to such principles go back even farther in time. More than 2,000 years ago Greek philosophers seriously examined such topics as freedom and justice. […]

January 4th, 2018|

Deportations. Part 1

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. […]

January 5th, 2018|

Lessons learned from the death of loved ones

I just finished reading When Breath Becomes Air, a beautifully written book by a doctor struggling with cancer. The book touched my Heart and reminded me of some powerful lessons I learned from the death of two very dear friends. […]

January 6th, 2018|

The view from my window

Several years ago I sold my office building and began working from home. I converted a small bedroom into a very cozy office. My desk abuts a window that looks out to what seems to be a forest of trees but is merely my front yard. Through the trees I can see my neighbor’s house across the street. […]

January 6th, 2018|

The attack on the disabled is baffling

I believe that how a society treats its elderly and disabled reveals its true character. For three decades I have represented disabled individuals in their effort to obtain federal disability benefits. The disability program of the Social Security Administration (SSDI) helps more than 10 million disabled Americans. Although I do not have data on the disability programs of other countries, I suspect that SSDI helps more disabled individuals than any other government program on this planet. […]

January 6th, 2018|