While President of the Hennepin County Bar Association in 2015 and 2016, Kim blogged regularly with random thoughts about her random thoughts. These blogs are being “republished” here in the order they appeared during Kim’s bar presidency. Going forward more Deep (or Random Thoughts) by Kim Lowe may or may not be forthcoming. It all depends on what thoughts pop into Kim’s head (or under her high school hair) during the course of the day.
Posted By HCBA President Kimberly A. Lowe, Monday, October 12, 2015
In the legal profession, every word we write and say is scrutinized, searched for meaning and then read and reread for every possible outcome. Words are our livelihood. To lawyers, words are like the famous dress that sparked a vicious Tumblr debate earlier this year (check out the debate here and a more professional scientific explanation here). Like the dress, which can be either blue and black or gold and white depending how you look at it, the color of words change according to who sees (or hears) them and when. While what has been lovingly dubbed on the internet as “The Great Dress Debate of 2015” may seem like a trite example of the importance of perspective, it does a good job of showing how even seemingly unimportant things (like the color of an overpriced dress) can have large, unintended consequences and spark strong opinions.
For almost 20 years Kim Lowe has lawyered from the trenches. Kim lawyers from experience, using her knowledge of the law and understanding of how both for-profit and nonprofit business enterprises operate.