Archive | March, 2015

Foolscap

-originally published in Sudbury District Law Association August 2014 newsletter- noun:  [ foolz-kap] An anachronistic abomination perpetuated by a professional group prone to preserving ill-considered standards. In North America the term refers to a size of writing paper, 8 ½ inches by 14 inches, also known by the name ‘legal size’ paper. Frequently associated with […]

Esquire & Other Honorifics

-originally published in the Sudbury District Law Association February 2014 newsletter-   Somehow, somewhen, around these parts, the use of the title ‘Esquire’ in written communications about or to lawyers has near vanished. I used to experience a little pick-me-up when I would get a letter, however perfunctory, that was addressed to “T. Michael Hennessy, […]