I was very taken with this entry on Weil Gotshal's Bankruptcy Blog about the role of the Yiddish word chutzpah in the law.
Not only was I impressed with how Doron Kenter managed to find various other legal texts to cite on the matter, but I also enjoyed how he went about it. Saying that, only lawyers could produce a relatively scholarly article like this on such a subject.
Even better is simply the fact that he has brought some levity in what, in anyone's book, is not the most fun-packed area of legal practice.
More amazingly still, there is a 'Humor' tag which leads to other light-hearted entries on the blog. Not a huge number, but enough to give the blog and the team some personality. You don't always see that in such blogs from big firms, so a big mazeltov to Weil.
On January 19, 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals flatly rejected an appeal of a bankruptcy court’s dismissal of a chapter 7 case “for cause” as a result of the debtor’s flagrant and repeated abuse of the bankruptcy and court processes to “retain assets for himself and defeat the legitimate claims of his business partners.” The Fifth Circuit noted that the debtor’s appeal of the bankruptcy court’s order could “only be described as an exercise in chutzpah.” So what is chutzpah?