One of my friends is organizing a conference for legal professionals. Since I am neither special nor successful, I have not been asked to give a presentation at this conference. Even though I begged. And promised to be funny. Apparently, groveling and humor doesn’t deem one worthy of providing valid Continuing Legal Education credits to ones fellow professionals.
I think I could give plenty of discussions on topics that lawyers want to know more about:
- How to practice law without committing blatant malpractice or acts of terrorism
- What swear words to use when faced with a single digit IQ-ed paper pusher standing between you and the vital evidence
- Angry Birds and Client Communication: How to get three stars while the client is yelling
- “But I Could Have Died” and other fun things you hear from people without a personal injury case
- Three Martini Lunches, Afternoon Depositions and You
These are valid topics that fellow lawyers need to be educated in to be competent professionals. I mean, do you really need to keep paying $500 for lessons on the latest ethical trends? I don’t think so.
Unless you are buying it from me.