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“The Poet” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good morning! As we begin this week, we offer you Ralph Waldo Emerson’s thoughts on the Law, with a selection from The Poet. From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved for solo attorneys and 100% subscribing firms. HeinOnline also requires …

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“Lawyer” by Carl Sandburg

Good afternoon, Poetry readers.  Thank you for joining us on our journey through poetry about law and lawyers, justice and jurisprudence. Today, we’re looking at what Carl Sandburg has to say about the “Lawyer.” From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved …

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Beware the Ides of March……

If you must break the law, do it to seize power. In all other cases, observe it. –Julius Caesar In honor of the Ides of March (March 15th), Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and WVXU partnered to present a radio play of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar which debuted last night, March 14th, but will be available on …

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Happy Birthday, Frankenstein

On March 11, 1818, Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus was anonymously published in London. In 1821, the second edition of Frankenstein was published in Paris, identified as the work of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley, the 23 year-old daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, and the wife of poet P.S. Shelley. Many a high school …

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Mock Trial 2021

Today and tomorrow, high school students from all over the state are competing in the Regional Division of the OCLRE (Ohio Center for Law-Related Education) Mock Trial. Through a collaboration with the CBA LRS committee, attorneys and judges can volunteer to judge the district competition. This was my third year “judging” at the district level, …

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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Ohio Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar died on this day in 1906 (February 9, 1906). Our Law Library subscriptions include remote access to HeinOnline*, where we can find  Justice and the Law: an Anthology of American Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson.  Included in the anthology are the following poems about lawyers, justice, …

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From the Football Field to the Courtroom: Justice Alan C. Page

Yesterday, perhaps in advance of Superbowl LV, Thompson Reuters hosted a Fireside Chat with retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan C. Page.  Justice Page is also a 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, a 1988 inductee in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and an author of 4 children’s books. When asked his prediction for …

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Some Tips for Managing Stress

Yesterday was National Stress Awareness Day, celebrated on the first Wednesday of November. If you happen to be one of the 66% of Americans stressing out today, you are in good company. Some stress is good for us, but too much stress can be harmful to our health and our relationships, both professional and personal. …

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Happy Constitution Day 2020!

On September 17, 1878, the Constitutional Convention Delegates signed the final draft of the U. S. Constitution.  It was then sent to the states to ratify. Like many of you, I’m pretty sure I had to memorize the Preamble in 5th Grade Social Studies class (although, Schoolhouse Rock! also helped…) We the People of the …

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