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The Legal William Shakespeare

This past April marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.  See Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!  In 37 plays, Shakespeare wrote of kings, generals, lovers, and fools. He also made frequent mention of law.  He uses the word “law” approximately 200 times in 176 speeches in 36 different works. But what about lawyers?   By my count, Shakespeare…

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King Lear And The California Courts

This weekend, I watched the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of  King Lear in beautiful Ashland, Oregon.  Thus, my thoughts are on the Bard today.  It turns out that the play is no stranger to several recent California opinions. For example, Justice William W. Bedsworth of the Fourth District Court of Appeal began Estate of Giraldin, 199 Cal.App.4th…

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