O’Brion addressed the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association on Jan. 14 at Ocean Prime Restaurant in Denver. O’Brion is a professional speaker and founder of What Big Brands Know, a Denver-based consulting firm. He is creator of a program called The Business Blueprint: Simple steps to grow any business like a billion-dollar brand. His practical advice is based on what he learned in the big-company marketing departments of Proctor & Gamble, Coors Brewing, Quiznos and Red Robin. … [Read more...] about Learn From the Big Guys: Tested Marketing Tips Work for Law Firms
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His first job out of law school in late 2011 was as a public defender in Massachusetts, immediately handling arraignments and bail hearings and soon trying cases. He’s still at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, which handles representation for indigent criminal defendants statewide. But he doesn’t take on cases anymore, though he sometimes analyzes and maybe tweaks huge batches of cases to improve the agency’s work—and justice itself. … [Read more...] about A New Wave of Legal Rebels
While liberals had hoped that Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, would fill Scalia’s seat, Gorsuch’s selection preserved the court’s conservative bent. Since joining the court, Gorsuch has joined Justice Clarence Thomas as one of conservatives’ favorite justices, fully agreeing with Thomas in 14 of the 17 cases in which the court has not been unanimous, according to statistics compiled in part by the website SCOTUSblog. That’s in comparison to just eight of those cases where Gorsuch has fully agreed with more moderate conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy. … [Read more...] about Neil Gorsuch’s 1st year with Supreme Court
While Chinese food words reached the English-speaking mainstream largely through immigration, French food words arrived there from high culture. “French-ness” had long meant “fancy” in the United States, Jurafsky said, and so “restaurant menus, to indicate ‘fancy,’ would use French, even in an Italian restaurant”—calling a main course an “entrée,” for example, a word that came in roundabout fashion from the French term for appetizer. The language of French cooking, however, doesn’t seem to have made it into dictionaries until the second half of the 20th century. That was after Julia Child’s cookbooks and TV show taught a broad public not only how to prepare dishes like coqau vin and beef bourguignonne, but how to pronounce their names, in her distinctive Brahmin accent. Merriam-Webster added many French food words during this period, including “croissant” in 1963 and … [Read more...] about Hello, banh mi! How food words join the dictionary
He had planned to make the trip from Mexico, where he is spending his retirement, but, on May 14, it emerged he had been struck down by a heart problem and pulled out of the ceremony after realising he might be too ill to make the trip. … [Read more...] about Why is Prince Charles walking Meghan Markle down the aisle and when did she ask him to give her away?