Perspective. It seems to be something we all lose sight of and that changes not only from year to year, but often from moment to moment. Very much like opinions, we all have one and they are all often very different. Recently, I was given the gift of time to travel to Nicaragua on a mission trip where I, along with 22 other people from various backgrounds, spent a week in Granada, building kitchens at 3 different schools. These kitchens would allow the children to have at least one hot meal per day, as the government had agreed to supply the food supplies and the parent volunteers would prepare it, but prior to the kitchen facilities they were forced to cook over open fire and often experienced severe smoke inhalation or burn injuries. I went with the perspective that I, the American, with all that I have, would give to these people who were less fortunate than I. Instead, I realized that I was the one being given a gift—the gift of perspective.

LAW DAY 2012
Is your firm planning to celebrate Law Day 2012 on May 1? If you haven’t made plans to do so, this is an event you can use to build some interest via social media, blog posts, offering free articles or participating in some other fashion. The ABA offers a planning guide with suggestions and artwork you can use on their website at
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