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Author Archives: Michael Siri

Legal Karma – What Comes Around Goes Around

As I post this blog entry, 2010 has been a harsh year for the Michael Siri family.  After bringing home our New Year’s Eve baby boy, our dog of 6 years, a wonderful St. Bernard we rescued from the Maryland ...

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Hypothermia for a Cause

On Saturday, as snow was falling through most of Maryland and the temperature dipped well below freezing, I was standing half-naked on the beach at Sandy Point State Park with 17 other young lawyers preparing myself for a dip into ...

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A Young Lawyer’s Work Never Ends

Occasionally (and fortunately, not often), I come to work, sit at my desk, and realize that I do not have a pile of work to get through. Usually it happens between the week of Christmas and New Year’s, when a ...

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Holiday Planning

The holidays are upon us and, as always, it has taken me by surprise. Christmas and New Year’s falls on the same date every year and every year I can’t believe that it is already Christmas and New Year’s. Tis ...

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Stress is all about perspective

I’m stressed. And if you ask my coworkers (or my wife), when I’m stressed, I’m moody and difficult and, on occasion, unbearable. The wheels of litigation seem to be in constant rotation with my caseload, my wife is 8 and ...

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Thanks from a Young Lawyer

Thanksgiving is around the corner and I thought a little list of things a young lawyer should be thankful for is appropriate. I am thankful for the following: 1. That for a period of four days over the holiday, I ...

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The Maryland Bar – Where Everyone Knows Your Name

At last week’s Generation J.D. launch party, I was once again made aware of how small the Maryland legal community is and how your reputation precedes you.  During normal chit chat with other fellow happy hour launch participants, I became ...

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My Blackberry: A Love-Hate Relationship

Nothing is worse than an after-hours blackberry message from a partner, a client, or an opposing counsel.  As much as I wish I could turn the electronic leash that connects me from my home in Cockeysville to my office in ...

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Judge…..Your Honor…..John?

At the Maryland Conference of Bar Presidents hosted by the MSBA this past weekend, I was sitting at a conference table discussing something bar related with a group of attorneys, including a couple members of the bench. When I started ...

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