Hi folks, I hope everyone gave something back yesterday and did a mitzvah of some kind for somebody else.
I'm going to work on one of my New Year's resolutions and go at least a day (part of a day?) and try to only write positive things, like how this Time Magazine story on Scott Rothstein really makes us all look credible as a legal community:
Scott Rothstein is your typical South Florida wannabe. Obnoxiously flamboyant by most accounts, the Bronx-born Fort Lauderdale attorney had to have the flashiest Rolexes (so he bought a local boutique watch shop), the most houses (luxury mansions and condos from Manhattan to Morocco), the hottest cars (Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini) and the coolest yacht (an 87-footer). He had to leave the heftiest tips, usually at the upscale restaurants he co-owned, and schmooze the most powerful politicians — like Florida Governor Charlie Crist, for whom Rothstein bought a $52,000 cake, as a contribution to the state's Republican Party, on Crist's 52nd birthday in 2008.