I fondly remember the first cellphones. As the phones got smaller, their impact on our lives grew.
Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither. I used to love this quote from Benjamin Franklin. This was up to the time when I learned he actually didn’t say it.
Various professional organizations provide for very comprehensive codes of conduct. Some groups have expanded their codes to include such things as principles for diversity. Just about everyone agrees that these constitute fine statements to which people should aspire. Some disagree and believe they should not be forced to sign documents to abide by such principles. Others disagree, claiming that the principles do not go far enough.
Behavioural economics has some important lessons that lawyers can put to practical use.
How does this impact the overall legal profession? Clients require legal assistance during booming and desperate economic times. Their needs become more acute during a time of economic flux. Law firms could position themselves for handling the disruption of goods and supply chains should NAFTA be amended or — worst case — terminated. The times they are a-changin’.
Cookie policies range from the “buried deep within the privacy cookie jar” to the “flashing Kmart end of aisle cookie sale.”
Google and artificial intelligence may not be the end of the legal profession, but, boy, can you see it from here.
The film Rashomon uses a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory versions of the same incident. One can see the theoretical application of this plot device to the multi-varied perception of the liberal government’s changes to the taxation of Canadian controlled private corporations.
Bikers flaunt laws with impunity and risk life and limb. I know . . . as I count myself among them. I am talking about bicycles of course.
Immortals shall soon walk among us. They may also crawl, roll and perhaps hover. Yes, definitely hover. The immortals refer to artificially intelligent persons, and by “us” I mean natural persons.