The Baristas received a nice mention in Ben Cowgill’s new blog, the Legal Ethics Blog where he mentions our web disclaimer.

Cowgill writes: “So what is the ethics angle of this post? It’s this: I think the disclaimer is just right because it says what it needs to say while providing a little humor which actually makes it more effective in getting the attention of a sophisticated audience.”

We’ll keep trying to provide a little humor to a dry subject. In the meantime, check out the Legal Ethics Blog on issues related to professional ethics and don’t miss the talking avatar on the About page.

[Update: The correct name of Ben Cowgill’s Legal Ethics Blog has been added. -Ed.]

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  1. I’m glad you liked my comment about your blog, Stephen.

    Please note that my my weblog is actually called The Legal Ethics Blog and is devoted to all aspects of legal ethics and the law governing lawyers.

    “Legal Ethics + Legal Technology” was a week-long symposium I hosted on my blog in connection with ABA TechShow 2005, which was held in Chicago last week.

    Congratulations, again, on your Baristas blog. I’m sure it has been well received.

  2. “Your honor, I didn’t think the disclaimer was serious, because of all the jokes in it.” -unsophisticated litigant.

    Why tempt fate? Why invite disaster? Hubris, anyone?

  3. Stephen, permit me respond to the anonymous comment by “Icarus”. There is nothing about your disclaimer that “tempts fate” or “invites disaster.” Nor is it beyond the understanding of an “unsophisticated litigant.” And, of course, the appropriate use of humor is not the equivalent of “hubris”. Indeed, anyone who claimed that they failed to understand your disclaimer should be (if you will pardon the pun) laughed out of court.