Belated and more complete photo array from the CREEC Inaugural Event

Can’t believe it’s already been a month since CREEC’s gala Inaugural Event!  Sophie blogged about it the week after, but since then, it’s been one durn* thing after another, so I haven’t gotten to post a more extended set of photos. We were very lucky to have a donation-in-kind from Mary Lou Mobley of Foothills Fine Photography, so the photos are genuinely awesome.  What’s more, they involve many of my favorite people so I’ve really enjoyed seeing them.  If you like any of the photos of yourself or one of your loved ones — or some random person who Mary Lou has rendered in photographic awesomeness — you can order prints from Foothills Fine Photography’s SmugMug site.                                                                                                         Thanks to everyone who came and those who contributed but couldn’t make it.  One of my favorite things about CREEC is that it gives us the excuse to hang out with all these amazing people.  Can’t wait til next year! ******** * Hey, it’s the CREECblog, not ThoughtSnax, so I’m trying to keep the swearing to a minimum. ** Yes, at some point soon we’ll have a more formal...

We love the DU Civil Rights Clinic

We are once again co-counseling with the DU Civil Rights Clinic.   The students’ first court appearance was last week.   Since I was thoughtless enough to run off before we could take a proper courthouse-steps photo — or even a proper dinosaur photo —   I thought I’d share some photos from our preparation. Rachel and Ryan prepare for court in DU’s mock courtroom: Amelia, who is not yet admitted as a student attorney, provides feedback & encouragement: Prof. (“Judge”) Webb calls the court to order: Prof. Fontana gets to play opposing counsel while a portrait of Dan Hoffman supervises the proceedings.     May we all go forth blessed with his wisdom and eloquence! We had a successful day in court Friday, though since it was only a status conference our victories were logistical.   Rachel and Ryan did a great job, and we really love the opportunity to work with the Clinic’s excellent students and professors.   For me, it’s like having all the fun of teaching law with none of the actual teaching skills! More news on the case coming soon! Update:   Rachel supplied the official courthouse-steps photo.   Looking sharp,...

The Ramps of Route 1

Every summer or so, we visit my brother and his family at their place in Maine.   To do this, we generally fly into Boston and then drive the four hours from Logan to mid-coast Maine.   The first three hours are on I-95; the last hour or so on Route 1 from Brunswick to Thomaston.   It has long struck me, as we meander up the barely two-lane road — often at 30 mph behind a giant RV or tractor — the amazing number of very small businesses that have ramps. This past weekend I made the trip with no deadline and no one else in the car, so I had the time* to take some photos of these examples of readily-achievableness. (Ready achievability?)** Disclaimer, because every now and again some defense-side attorney (hi, guys!) may read this:   I did not evaluate these ramps for compliance with the Standards.   I don’t know their dimensions or slope.   If you try to introduce this as evidence in one of my cases, I will file a Motion for Judicial Notice of Completely Missing the Point. The first couple were actually near Manchester, NH, where I had taken a detour to visit a college classmate. These next two are churches, which aren’t even covered by the ADA (unless they have some sort of commercial business on the side):     Onward to Rte 1: This actually might have been someone’s house.   Along Route 1, the distinction between house and business is often sort of vague. Just north of Wiscasset. Jean Kigel Studio, Damariscotta. Cheap cigarettes in Waldoboro. Somewhere...