Ward Bower: 1947–2016

Word came this weekend that my friend and one of Adam Smith, Esq.’s closest long-time partners in the surprisingly small world we inhabit had died a few days ago of a sudden heart attack; Ward was 69. I can’t even remember the first time I met Ward, as it...

Welcome to the Refreshed Adam Smith, Esq.

The observant and—one can hope—the unobservant alike among you will note an updated look here at AdamSmithEsq.com. We readily admit this “refresh” means more to us than it means to you, and we’re fine with that.  Indulge us a moment. A few of the...

A Brief Interlude on Language

In the midst of our series on Jim Collins’s How the Mighty Fall, it occurs to me it might be valuable to pause and talk for a moment about language. Partly this is prompted by a bit of self-consciousness on my part, that the true value of Collins’s five...

FRCP Webinars

AccessData webinar series: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the FRCP Amendments I will be moderating a series of three webinars on the amendments to the FRCP.  Registration is free and each webinar will last about 45 minutes. AccessData is running an eDiscovery...

Law Firm Leaders Dinner: Seattle 15 Oct

We know many of our loyal readers are based in the Pacific Northwest, and for those who might find themselves in Seattle on Thursday, October 15th, we invite your attention to the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators’ annual Law Firm...
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