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Friday, August 21, 2009

Scary Smart

I'm currently involved in three amicus (friend of the court) situations where we have or are contemplating filing briefs on behalf of my trade association in support of this or that legal issue.

What strikes me is how ridiculously smart and credentialed some of the appellate attorneys are. We're talking Harvard Law School, clerks for Supreme Court Justices, etc. Scary.

I am a total piker when it comes to them, pure smartswise. Luckily, I survive by using my Yidishe Kup, and Brooklyn street smarts (first four years in Brooklyn; you can never take the Brooklyn out of the boy).