MY REFRIGERATOR MAGNET-AN HOMAGE---

  • My new, lovely parting gift for all parties.

TO THE MASTER-JUDGE KAYE TERTZAG

  • Judge Kaye Tertzag is one of my heroes. One of the first facilitators, he would give out these refrigerator magnets at his hearings. Though the Judge died in 2009, I still have this magnet on my refrigerator 10 years later. Judge Tertzag and I did not agree on some very big political issues, but he was the professional embodiment of his 3Ps: Be Prompt, Be Prepared, Be Polite.

ABOUT THE SITE

LAWYER JOKE

NEW YORKER

LAWYERS


  • "Lawyers work hard and, like us, they're human, many of them."-Dick Cavett

JUDGES

  • “A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.” - H. L. Mencken

PERSPECTIVE

  • "We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can."
    "Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious."-Will Rogers

STRIVE MIGHTILY

  • "And do as adversaries do in law, strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends." William Shakespeare

MODESTY

  • "Mr. Butler is a very modest man. Indeed, he has a lot to be modest about." Winston Churchill (paraphrase)

MY OFFICE COMPUTER WALLPAPER

  • Always there to remind me, when an astute answer to a question is required.

Detroit GT


  • Detroit GT is the website of artist Christopher Gorski. A lifetime Detroiter and certified "Car nut", he studied at the premiere College of Art and Design in Detroit - the Center for Creative Studies (CCS). One hand drawn shirt in high school has grown into a full line of apparel and merchandise celebrating Detroit and other uniquely Michigan locales.

    His Detroit Landmark graphic art pieces are remarkable. Some are shown below, and I have 8 of them framed on my office walls (see blog post).

    The prints can be purchased through the site or at my favorite store, Art Is In Market in Laurel Park Place in Livonia.


  • Detroit GT

CHRIS GORSKI










ST. IVO OF KERMARTIN-PATRON SAINT OF LAWYERS

  • Born to a wealthy Breton noble family. From age 14 he studied civil and canon lawyer, philosophy, and theology in Paris and Orleans. Franciscan tertiary. Lawyer who practised in both civil and ecclesiastical courts, often defending the poor without charge, and ministering to them in prison while they awaited trial. Practised great personal ascetism, with frequent fasts, and wearing a hair shirt under his clothing. Fought the state over taxes and the rights of the Church. Incorruptible diocesan judge, refusing the bribes that were the order of the day, and working to settle claims out of court in order to save the litigants time and money. Noted preacher and arbitor, he built a hospital from his own funds, tended the poor in it, and gave away the harvests from his land to feed them.
  • SANCTUS IVO ERAT BRITO, ADVOCATUS ET NON LATRO, RES MIRANDA POPULO. (ST. IVO CAME FROM THE LAND OF BEEF, A LAWYER, HE, BUT NOT A THIEF; A STRETCH ON POPULAR BELIEF.)

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