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The reality of law vs. what you see on TV

I may be giving a hint of my age right now, but does anyone remember Perry Mason and Matlock? These were popular television series back in the 1980’s and 90’s. Okay, Perry Mason even dates back to the 60’s. Now that you’ve answered the question about whether you remember these series, will anyone admit to … Continue reading

The switch from paralegal to author

As you may have read in my last post “Write What You Know”, I was a practicing paralegal and case manager for the past fifteen years. I had a wonderful career back in the States. I started my career by working at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland. I felt a sense of … Continue reading

Write What You Know

During my pre-teen and teenage years I wanted to be…a lawyer, but not just a lawyer. I wanted to be a civil rights lawyer. Growing up in an African-American household, my parents’ (as well as my ancestors’) stories were intriguing, compelling, and sometimes downright unbelievable. However, when I became an adult I attended university and … Continue reading