Ed. note: Happy Thanksgiving! Above the Law will be dark tomorrow for the holiday and on a reduced publishing schedule on Friday, November 27.
* This is one way to make sure atheist voices are heard… and immediately mocked. [Indy Star]
* A roundup of fun and wacky recent cases. [Texas Lawyer]
* A practical guide for lawyers looking to embark on annual planning. [Associate’s Mind]
* Finally, resolution on Judge Ashley Tabaddor’s lawsuit against the DOJ after the DOJ ordered her off all cases involving Iranians based on her heritage. [PAAIA]
* It’s the holidays, so take time to catch up with friends — just make sure you do it in this incredibly photogenic way. [The Onion]
* John Kasich takes a swing at the big dog, Trump. This is one time that invoking Godwin’s Law doesn’t seem like hyperbole. [YouTube]
A Pennsylvania judge dismissed a harassment charge against a Muslim man who allegedly attacked an atheist dressed up as “Zombie Mohammed.” Since then, everyone has been talking about and arguing over this case. What do you make of it?
Most everyone knows what an elevator speech is: it’s a short, pithy, memorable description of a company’s services. Lawyers have always built their reputations on their expertise, such that the creation of an elevator pitch should be one of the easiest things for an attorney to do; however, many lawyers still stumble over the basic question: “What do you do?”