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Letters: Telling the story

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Letters to the Editor


Congratulations on publishing “Just the Ticket,” September, page 22, a fantastic article by Philip N. Meyer. As a lawyer who has tried cases for nearly 32 years—99 percent of the time on the defense side—I think that Meyer does a great job of showing what good storytelling looks like. As trial lawyers, I believe our jobs are to (1) reduce (2) simplify and (3) bring alive our clients’ stories. Every client—even a trucking company—has a story to tell. The article does a wonderful job of giving a real-life example of how it’s done. Keep up the good work.

Mike H. Bassett

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Regarding the article “Building It Up,” September, page 36, while the subjects of the article should be congratulated on discovering a niche and, hopefully, profiting from it, I found it interesting that few—if any—of them are still practicing law. Perhaps that should be the subject of a future article: When presented with an opportunity to prosper elsewhere, how many of us would cut and run? And why? 

Steven Shulman
Melville, New York


Regarding the reference to Anatomy of a Murder in “The 25 Greatest Legal Movies,” August, page 36, the novel was written by John D. Voelker (as Robert Traver). Not only was he a Michigan trial court judge, but he was also one of Michigan’s most esteemed supreme court justices and greatest authors on trout fishing.

John A. Scott
Traverse City, Michigan


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