Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Bar Talk: September 2022

September 2022 Bar Bulletin

By Ruth Apahidean Harper

Our profession’s purpose is grounded in memorializing client problems and solutions in some medium, usually written. Cuneiform laws in the ancient Middle East, of which the Code of Hammurabi is one, are examples of how old this approach is. Whether written in stone, wax-covered tablets, parchment, paper, or .docx files, what we write down helps hold cultures and societies together. Several thousand years from now, if this world and the humans on it are still around, I would hazard a guess that the way document legal problems and solutions will evolve. Even audio recordings, video, and virtual reality will be considered archaic....

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