About Black’s Blawg

First off, thanks for visiting Black’s Blawg. I hope you make this a regular stop on your daily rounds of the interwebs. Since you’ve hit the “About Black’s Blawg” tab, I’m going to go way out on a limb and guess that you want some information about what to expect here. I suppose that the purpose of this blog is to answer one burning question: Who in their right mind decides to go to law school as part of their midlife crisis?!
No, that’s not quite right, although I am interested in figuring out what the
challenges are to starting a legal career in one’s mid-forties as opposed to
those starting off in their mid- to late-twenties. I will also be looking at
recent developments in my practice areas: insurance law, personal injury,
medical malpractice, workers compensation, and Social Security disability
claims. The plan is to discuss how all of this will affect clients here in Utah. I’ll also pass along any tips, suggestions, practice pointers, and advice that I come across to help my fellow neophytes manage this wacky transition from civilian to law student to lawyer. Any helpful hints that anyone is willing to share would be greatly appreciated.
Finally, another part of this blog will be an examination of law and the arts.
Specifically, how law and the legal system is portrayed onstage and onscreen. I have a background in theater (or theatre, if you prefer), and I have a pretty good library of plays at home, many of which are legal dramas. I also grew up in a home where my father, a civil litigator, used to love watching re-runs of “Perry Mason,” and pointing out what they got wrong. As I said, I have a pretty good collection of plays in my library, but if you have something you want me to tackle, please let me know. If I have it, I’ll move it up on the list. If I don’t have it, this gives me an excuse to get it.
Once again, thanks for stopping by. I would like this to be a community and a
communal effort. So feel free to make comments, suggestions and pose questions. I may not have the answers, but I’ll try to find them.
W. Lewis Black
Neophyte Lawyer
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One Response to About Black’s Blawg

  1. Samara Thurlow says:

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say great blog!

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