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Site Was Down For a Few Hours

Deepest apologies from all of us here at Adam Smith, Esq., but our site suffered a “denial of service” attack very early this morning NY time and was down for a few hours. (Just in case you were wondering if it was you; it wasn’t.) As you can see, we’re once again a live  inhabitant
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Happy Birthday, Adam Smith!

Today is Adam Smith’s birthday: 1723, so he would be 292 today. Well, at least we think so. His birth was registered at the church in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (just across the Firth of Forth north of Edinburgh, not 10 miles as the crow flies) on 5 June 1723, so educated guesses place his actual birth
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Pericles’ Funeral Oration (Memorial Day + 1)

Nothing can possibly accompany a silent captioned picture of Arlington, so I publish this separately and for your reflection at your leisure and as with all things only if you wish. But for those of an historic bent, the tradition of annually setting aside a day to honor those fallen in war goes back at
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Memorial Day

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Global Law Summit/London

Dear Reader: From my long-time friend Stephen Denyer in London (Head of City and International at The Law Society) comes this: Dear Bruce:  Might I take a moment to emphasise how welcome all Adam Smith followers worldwide will be at the Global Law Summit taking place in historic venues across London in less than two weeks
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New Year’s Resolution (A Suggestion)

Still searching for a New Year’s Resolution? One that’s drop-dead simple to keep, at least? In the spirit of trying to be helpful to our loyal readers in all things, may we offer a modest suggestion: Simply subscribe to the Adam Smith, Esq. email list. By doing so, you can be sure you are among the
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In Dallas Wednesday 3rd December

Will you be in Dallas Wednesday, December 3 at 6:00 pm? If so, join me for discussion and cocktails around the emerging state of the law firm market. It will be at the historic Belo Mansion in the heart of downtown Dallas. From the description of the event: The “New Normal” is no longer new. On Wednesday, December
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In Chicago Thursday 20 November

Will you be in Chicago Thursday, November 20 at 6:00 pm? If so, you must come to what promises to be an engaging discussion about the rapidly evolving market dynamics of Law Land. Panelists will include: It will be at The Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court. From the description of the event: Join preeminent
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“Growth Is Dead” Events: Portland & Seattle

We’re following Horace Greeley’s advice and heading to the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to the generosity of our friends at the LMA Northwest, we’ll be presenting in both Portland and Seattle on “Growth Is Dead: Now What?” Both events are 8:00–9:00 am: Portland on Tuesday, September 23rd  at the offices of Stoel Rives; And Seattle on
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Happy Labor Day

   

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