Below is an excerpt from an article featured in the October issue of the Litigation Journal for the ABA written by Partner Jean-Marie Crahan.
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For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for want of a horseshoe nail.
This tale, handed down with many variations over the centuries, teaches us that seemingly small acts or omissions can have devastating consequences. As lawyers, we research, analyze, and develop solutions to help keep our clients from losing their kingdoms for want of a nail. Sometimes we forget, however, that our own kingdoms—our careers, employees, and clients—can be lost for the want of a nail. Nowhere is this truer for lawyers than in the realm of technology.