Blank Rome LLP - Not All Attorneys Are the Enemy

We’ve all heard the joke, “What’s it called when a bus with 100 lawyers goes over the cliff?” The punch line, of course, is, “A good start.” Whether it’s ambulance-chasers or <shudder> politicians, sometimes this joke has merit, but in the case of Blank Rome LLP, it appears the maritime industry may have an ally or, at the least, a good source of information.

Their articles have been seen in [I]Maritime Reporter and Engineering News[/I] and on [I]gCaptain[/I] recently, but did you know they have their own in-house monthly newsletter? The January 2013 issue of [I]Mainbrace[/I] includes the article on Jones Act issues in the offshore industry seen in the above-mentioned sources, but also includes an excellent article on the use of electronic navigation systems in litigation. With the criminalization of the merchant mariner continuing on a worldwide basis, an understanding of our electronics as evidence is in our best interest.

Over and over, we are told that it is crucial to remain well-informed and educated in our chosen fields. Madden Maritime strives to provide a wide range of information on the maritime industry from an equally wide range of sources such as Blank Rome LLP. Stay tuned…

One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw
two men along the road-side eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and got out to investigate.

He asked one man, “Why are you eating grass?”
“We don’t have any money for food,” the poor man replied.
“We have to eat grass.”

“Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I’ll feed you,
” the lawyer said. “But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there,
under that tree.” “Bring them along,” the lawyer replied.

Turning to the other poor man he stated, "You may come with us, also."
The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, “But sir, I also have a wife
and SIX children with me!”

“Bring them all as well,” the lawyer answered. They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large
as the limousine was. Once under way, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said,
“Sir, you are too kind.”

"Thank you for taking all of us with you.

The lawyer replied, “Glad to do it.
You’ll really love my place.
The grass is almost a foot high.”