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Susan Yorke, California Appellate Law Group (Photo: Courtesy Photo) Susan Yorke, California Appellate Law Group. (Courtesy photo)

Law is a famously formal profession. That formality is enshrined in all sorts of ways—special titles for attorneys and judges, strict dress codes in the office and in court, ritualized oaths and cries, the banging of the gavel. At a time when first names, ping pong tables, and hoodies are de rigueur in most other professions, the law is strikingly anachronistic.

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