I am sure there are many reasons — historical, astronomical, agricultural — why the New Year commences in the middle of winter (or as it’s referred to in Miami the “Not-Summer”), but I can’t call any to mind that are convincing. Wouldn’t it make more sense for the year to begin at the onset of spring (in Miami, “Early Summer”), when the flowers are budding, the bees (Africanized) are buzzing and the alligators are sloshing through suburban swimming pools in search of mates?

Apparently not. Instead, it is in the dead, cold (less hot) days of January when we are supposed turn over a new leaf, cast out the old bad habits and resolve to do better in the New Year. Herewith, some Resolutions for Lawyers:

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