Quote of the Day - The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
As the New Year begins, Coast to Coast looks into the crystal ball with my co-host Bob Ambrogi, an attorney and fellow legal blogger for Law.com. We have a bonus on this show with two other fellow legal bloggers for the Law.com legal blog network.
Our special guests and prognosticators (who are also lawyers) include Norman Pattis, one of the best-known criminal defense lawyers in the country. Attorney Norman Pattis is one of Connecticut's best- known criminal defense lawyers and civil rights attorneys. In addition, Norm is an accomplished lawyer and writer, who writes the blog, Crime & Federalism and owns a rare book shop (Whitlock Farms Bookstore) just outside of New Haven, Connecticut. He recently formed his own firm, specializing in criminal defense, civil rights, appellate work and representing lawyers in professional disputes. He has argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits, and appeared before the United States Supreme Court on prisoner's rights litigation.
Our next guest is Attorney Carolyn Elefant from Washington D.C, who specializes in energy regulatory issues is founder and principal attorney in the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant (LOCE). Prior to founding LOCE, Carolyn worked as an associate attorney for the law firm of Duncan and Allen, a national energy boutique, also located in Washington D.C., from 1990-1993 and served as an attorney advisor with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1988 to 1990. Carolyn also launched My Shingle, a website for and about solos and small law firms.
Finally, we have my friend, Stephen Kaplan from the Los Angeles firm of Hicks, Mims and Kaplan, who focuses on business law. Steve is a habitual prognosticator and an attorney from the law firm of Hicks, Mims & Kaplan out of Los Angeles, California and his practice areas include business law; business litigation and probate litigation. Listen to our show for their predictions for 2006 ranging from the Alito hearings to terrorism to legal technology ... and legal podcasting!