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Litigation Journal | Spring 2024 | Joy

Volume 50, Issue 3


Ruminations of a Gay Litigator

Dennis Raglin

The advances in gay rights and acceptance over the past 30 years are truly mind-boggling; firms now aggressively recruit LGBT+ lawyers and strive to make them part of the team.

May 22, 2024 15 min read

The Home (Forum) Is Where the Heart Is

Leo Daesu Park

Being in your home court has obvious benefits: You know the local rules and procedures; you understand the judges and their preferences; it may be easier to connect with the juries.

May 23, 2024 9 min read

Nothing but the Truth: The Joy of Impeachment

John Adams

Cross-examination is a foundational tool of our justice system; it is a service to distill the truth and put it on display for the community to see.

May 23, 2024 11 min read

Choosing Joy

Johanna Kelley

Targeted by the guerrillas and the paramilitaries in the Colombian civil war, the author eventually fled to the United States and founded an international law firm.

May 22, 2024 11 min read

If You’ve Got Trouble

Charles P. Royer

Whether it’s through good intentions, bad intentions, lack of insight, or staggering ethical failures, we attorneys cause our own problems.

May 23, 2024 11 min read

Finding Joy After Burning Out

Michelle Nichols DeLong and Emily Hirsekorn

The legal industry tells us from the moment we enter law school that we must look a certain way and work a certain way to succeed.

May 22, 2024 14 min read


The Joy of Connection

Anne Marie Seibel

You can set off a chain reaction that can lead to deeper fulfillment, and a demonstration that we, as lawyers, can be a force for good.

May 23, 2024 5 min read


Robert E Shapiro

Lawyers are hardly exempt from the risk of failing to see the past properly or to attend carefully to its present-day impact and lessons.

May 23, 2024 9 min read