I know… the photo is a bit blurry. It was taken by JJ, who is not used to the new camera yet. It’s a photo of me wearing barrister robes (which a colleague of mine left behind at our training day… of course I had to prance around in the apartment wearing them. I don’t have my own).
And here is the Loch Ness Lawyer!
This is actually what I wore to the legal conference today:
The training, as these things go, was very productive indeed.
Should finish it tonight (the SOTSii must wait… I’ve been having beverages with the colleagues and I believe in the adage “don’t drink and knit lace”, frankly).
I bought this little tote bag at the conference:
And – I decided to drop by the laundry room when I got home this evening – look what I found!
The legal seminar was surprisingly good. I learned that my ancestors still have a lot of influence in the legal process in Ontario:
(This is the guy who was “a bugger for the bottle”, according to the Three Bruces.
And – the best part of the training was seeing Eugene Meehan, a litigator from Ottawa who is into plain writing. His goal is to banish legalese. Gotta like that. I like the plain writing myself, as you might have gathered – but you may well see improvements on the writing style in this blog after his presentation!
Eugene happens to be Scottish, like JJ (although they don’t know one another – I checked with JJ). I never, ever thought I would go to a legal training and see footnotes like:
* or, as my grandfather would say when I tried to reply to my mother with any sentence beginning with “But” – “Save yeer breath tae blaw on yeer pooridge”.
Very, very educational.
So, it’s been a guid couple of days… but back to the grind today. And they’re calling for a storm. Just this past Sunday, they called for lovely balmy (8 celsius) weather today. I don’t know why I bother watching the weather, actually…