Tuesday, January 5, 2010

DJ: Appellate Lawyer Edition

The Perspective page in today's Daily Journal (subscription req'd)features two of our well-known, well-regarded appellate experts.

M.C. Sungaila writes about Horvitz and Levy's admirable sabbatical policy -- six weeks off every five years. She reminds us to explore "the overlapping worlds and ways of life beyond the law office or courtroom."

Ben Shatz compares the influence on California law of two famous Holmes: Sherlock and Oliver Wendell.

I've got to confess I've read several works by the former, and almost none by the latter. If you like Sherlock Holmes, you've no doubt taken an interest in another arrogant, music-loving, drug-using, domicile-named detective (diagnostician, more accurately) who lives at 221B and is befriended by a Dr. W--son.