03 May 2011

An in-house lawyer

At times, having in-house counsel is very useful.

As a thought experiment, I considered what the requirements of an in-house lawyer for The e-Sword Users Foundation would be.

Given the global presence of e-Sword, the lawyer would need to know the fundamentals of:
  • Continental European law;
  • British Common Law;
  • US Statute Law, Case Law, and Constitutional Law;
  • Code Napoleon;
  • Roman Dutch Law;
  • Hispanic Law;
  • Indian Law;
  • Chinese Law;
  • Japanese Law;
  • Canon Law;
  • Shari'a & Fiqh;
  • Halakha;
Their first speciality would be copyright law.
Their second speciality would be non-profit law;
Their third speciality would be tax-exempt law;
Their fourth speciality would be patent law;

I'm not sure which part of the educational process would be easier:
  • Learning the ins and outs of those legal systems;
  • Learning the ins and outs of copyright law;
  • Learning the ins and outs of tax-exempt law;
  • Learning the ins and outs of non-profit law;
  • Learning the ins and outs of patent law;

Obviously I am looking for SuperLawyer.
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