The Times Are Changing — For Me! Bob Dylan. Uncredited.

Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate, said it well.

This is my last post on SeytLines as the times for me are changing. Almost four years ago to the day, I decided to move my career in a new direction. In the past, we described that change as retiring. But, Baby Boomers don’t retire we move on to the … Continue Reading

A New Paradigm for Lean Thinking Training

You practice law for a few years and decide mom was right. You should have gone to medical school. You take the test, apply, and find yourself sitting in a classroom on the first day of classes at a prestigious medical school.

The professor strides to the front of the classroom and announces, “Today, we will start learning surgery. Our … Continue Reading

What the Computer May Have Missed By Steven Fettig. Taken at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In 2002, reporters asked Secretary of Defense Donal Rumsfeld a question at a U.S. Department of Defense news briefing. In answering, he set up a taxonomy that has become popular to catalogue our state of knowledge. In the Rumsfeld Taxonomy, there are things we know, things we … Continue Reading

Surviving Adolescence Will Be Rough

Last week we had two events that drew interest. The first, of course, was the NFL draft. Hundreds of players competed for a career that lasts on average 2.66 years (down from 4.99 years in 2008). The total number of NFL players hovers around 1,700. Around 25% of the players end each year injured or unable to play for another … Continue Reading

Surviving Adolescence Will Be Rough

Last week we had two events that drew interest. The first, of course, was the NFL draft. Hundreds of players competed for a career that lasts on average 2.66 years (down from 4.99 years in 2008). The total number of NFL players hovers around 1,700. Around 25% of the players end each year injured or unable to play for another … Continue Reading

{New}Coding the Law Vinylefex

Friday mornings reminded him of clearing the gutters after a major windstorm. It was hard work with few psychic benefits. Judge A.M. Smith (A.M. To his friends, Atticus Marshall to his mother) was a U.S. federal appellate court judge. He sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 15th Circuit. At the moment, he was in a conference … Continue Reading

{New}Coding the Law Vinylefex

Friday mornings reminded him of clearing the gutters after a major windstorm. It was hard work with few psychic benefits. Judge A.M. Smith (A.M. To his friends, Atticus Marshall to his mother) was a U.S. federal appellate court judge. He sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 15th Circuit. At the moment, he was in a conference … Continue Reading

The Upsides of AI Over-Hype

We know Benjamin Franklin for his many sayings. Some he created, most he borrowed and improved. One we all know. Two things are certain in life: death and taxes. Everyone has a take on the third, so I will add my voice to the fun: artificial intelligence in law is over-hyped. If the hyping AI is the most popular thing … Continue Reading

The Upsides of AI Over-Hype

We know Benjamin Franklin for his many sayings. Some he created, most he borrowed and improved. One we all know. Two things are certain in life: death and taxes. Everyone has a take on the third, so I will add my voice to the fun: artificial intelligence in law is over-hyped. If the hyping AI is the most popular thing … Continue Reading

Two years ago, I published an essay titled “The Qualities of Tomorrow’s Top Lawyers.” It has logged the most visits of the SeytLines posts. On this anniversary, I wanted to consider whether anything has changed and publish a freshened version of the essay. I hope you will share your comments. Do these qualities ring true two years later?

I have … Continue Reading

Two years ago, I published an essay titled “The Qualities of Tomorrow’s Top Lawyers.” It has logged the most visits of the SeytLines posts. On this anniversary, I wanted to consider whether anything has changed and publish a freshened version of the essay. I hope you will share your comments. Do these qualities ring true two years later?

I have … Continue Reading