On Tuesday, February 1st, the Bankruptcy
Section and New Lawyers
Section will be co-sponsoring the 4th
Annual Young Bar Meets Bench program, where a panel of
judges will offer advice and suggestions to the newest members of
the bankruptcy bar. BBA Week knows that its members are
expert lawyers, but this event got us curious about their other
areas of expertise, so we are asking:
"In what area (other
than the law) do friends or family turn to you for
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Crisette Church – Day Pitney
cousins, nieces and nephews come to me often for college
advice. I went to UCLA for my undergrad and had the time
of my life! My family immigrated here when I was young
and I had to navigate the college process pretty much on my
own. So I like to help them out when I can.
On a lighter note, my friends come to me for makeup and
fashion tips. Growing up with three sisters, I just find
these girly things really fun.">
Adam B. Ziegler - Donnelly, Conroy &
"My only non-law expertise is Cajun
food. So if you need a restaurant recommendation in
Louisiana, a good gumbo recipe, or a lesson in how to eat a
crawfish, then I'm your guy."
Ann Chernicoff – Nixon Peabody
a week goes by that I don't get a question about grammar,
usage, or Bluebooking. My father is a professional writer and
copy editor, so maybe it's hereditary..."
J. Scott Lauer – Committee for Public Counsel
"Fantasy baseball, the genius marriage of
baseball and commodities trading. My lifelong (and
possibly unhealthy) obsession with box scores and obscure
statistics is well known to family and friends, so it’s no
surprise I find myself giving a lot of advice on who is washed
up, who are the hot prospects, etc. I’m happy to
help…as long as you’re not in my league."
Marques C. Lipton - The Law Offices of Timothy M.
"Not especially, however everyone I
know seems to come to me with questions that they think are
legal questions but are actually just general gripes about
life. i.e "the neighbor mows his lawn too early in the
morning, can I take any legal action?" "My boss yelled at me
in front of everyone yesterday, is that a violation of my
fourth amendment rights?" And my favorite, "I parked in a
crosswalk and I got a ticket, what's your legal advice?"
Invariably when I tell the people who ask that either I don't
know or they have no claim they say, 'some lawyer you
Chris Borzumato - Borzumato Law
"I would say that I am in a unique
situation in that most of my friends are years younger than me
and turn to me for general advice. I would like to say
that they turn to me because of me education or professional
bearing, but I don't think that is the truth. I think
it's because I'm older and have experienced what they are