Got Insurance? Got Knowledge?

As a lawyer who has litigated with insurance companies in many cases that revolved around whether there was insurance coverage on a motorized vehicle that was involved in a wreck, I was recently surprised to hear a judge say that, “Either he had insurance or he didn’t.” Granted, this particular judge was presiding over a criminal case in a court that doesn’t deal with civil lawsuits, still she was an experienced lawyer. However, that does bring home the point that not all judges and not all lawyers know about some areas of the law. There is a lot of specialization in the legal world today. Personally, I think it is a mistake to focus on learning more and more about less and less. There is a lot to be said for having a broad base of experience and understanding of the law.

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