10/02/13 - 4:29pm
You went to work today, and nothing happened.
Oh, there were the usual things: papers to sign, calls to make, clients to soothe. Your job didn’t entail someone losing their home. Nobody relinquished their children. Retirement accounts kept intact, belongings weren’t divvied up, and checkbooks weren’t decimated. Nobody lost their life at your job today.
But Margaret Klaw sees those things – and more. She’s a family lawyer, and in her new book “Keeping It Civil” (c.2013, Algonquin Books, $24.95, 272 pages) she writes about her most memorable court cases.