On the Way to the Courthouse:
Over the last several years our partner, Mike Wells, has written nearly 200 widely acclaimed “On the Way to the Courthouse” pieces. Many of them are published in various state and local publications as well, including the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, the Winston-Salem Journal, the North Carolina State Bar Quarterly, and the Clemmons Courier. Selections of them have also been recorded for the Winston-Salem affiliate of National Public Radio and for the North Carolina National Public Radio network.
Included here is a selected list of some of the most widely read and acclaimed pieces, which we hope you find useful.
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It started with a phone call. I was asked some years ago to host a weekly pro bono local legal call-in show for a radio station on a Sunday afternoon from 3-4 pm to fulfill the station’s required public service FCC requirement. The questions of the callers were...
All of us would agree we live in decidedly different times than we have experienced before. Never in our lifetimes have so many people been so uncertain about so many things, and literally so afraid.
We do not have to be a supreme court justice, or a decider-in-waiting at an elite private school, to understand in our lane of life as a decider the importance of humility, balance, and a measured view of our own opinions. Very few decisions or comments, including comments about politics and pandemics, driven to the edges of available options by stridency, ego or largely anecdotal one-time personal experiences, take us to the best place. And just calling those decisions and comments every time we have a disagreement with someone a stand on principle does not make all of them so, does it?