My Powdered Wig Fell Off and Other Barristerial Chattels

When NGE was going on about wanting to borrow my robe the other day I figured I would re-visit this post. Yes, he’s also a lawyer previously mentioned here.  An irksome thing about NGE is that he has limited insight into how he looks, anytime, let alone in Court.  I’ve yet to convince him that my gown is too short for him and the shoulder yoke/width is too narrow.  While I’m relatively tall, NGE is…

You Need The Right Lawyer When You Are “Suspended Beneath The Blade Of The Law”

  Having a keen interest in French History, especially the French Revolution, and being a member of the legal profession, I share here a few thoughts on topics that are of genuine interest to me. Of course, it’s but a cursory glance at some of the well known historical figures, men, who were at the disposal of the law at the time, law so rigorous that some had no chance of escaping its long blade.…

The Ordinary Woman Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

    As a lawyer you see it all … “the oily wheels of every fortune, the hideous wrangling of heirs over corpses not yet cold, the human heart grappling with the Penal Code” (BALZAC, Honoré de (1799-1850) : Le Notaire (1840). You also get your brain picked. A woman of my wisened age & dotage knows what it’s like living in a lawyer’s body … & gett’n her brain picked. Sometimes I want to…