The North Carolina State Bar Journal has published an expanded version of the essay, “Three Uncles at the Bar,” that I wrote on this site about a year ago.
OPCD Videos: Running Your Life Like a Business
Basic principles from business strategy can help us think through how we want to maximize the resources we have in our lives—especially time.
2020 Annual Meeting Planning
Being a candidate for the executive committee offers the chance to gratefully reflect on what makes the ALSB special.
Phillips named to Pro Bono Honor Society
Matthew Phillips was recognized as an inaugural member of the Pro Bono Honor Society by the NC Equal Access to Justice Commission.
Tradition and Innovation in Business Law
Matthew is a candidate for the executive committee of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
In Search of a Professional Politician
“In Search of a Professional Politician” highlights the definition of professional identity and imagines the ways that professional politicians, as opposed to career politicians, would lead and influence the American political landscape.
Three Uncles at the Bar
Ten years ago today, the Hon. L. Todd Burke called his Forsyth County courtroom to order and recognized a distinguished lawyer from Lumberton, North Carolina, who had been serving the State and the Bar for fifty years and eight days. Horace E. Stacy, Jr., stood and moved the admission of his great-nephew to the Court, and asked the judge’s leave to explain the provenance of the Bible he would use to take the oath.
ALSB Declaration of Candidacy
With humility and excitement, I wish to be a candidate for election as ALSB’s secretary-treasurer at the 2017 (Savannah) annual conference.
Capitalism & Professional Identity
We need a bold and renewed conception of honorable business as a noble profession. The most serious challenges to American business culture can be addressed by recapturing and reclaiming two truths: businesses are led by professionals, and the primary function of business is to create value in society.
‘Brexit’ means trouble for Democrats and Republicans
‘Brexit’ is a harbinger for American politics: the core error of the EU’s leadership is present on our side of the Atlantic as well.