Monica Bay is a lawyer and a professional journalist, with important titles like editor-in-chief of Law Technology News and editorial director of Law Firm Inc. and Small Firm Business.
Somehow, she still finds time for her law blog, which she appropriately titled The Common Scold. In the Commentaries on the Laws of England, Blackstone says of this offence:
Lastly, a common scold, communis rixatrix, (for our law-latin confines it to the feminine gender) is a public nuisance to her neighbourhood. For which offence she may be indicted; and, if convicted, shall be sentenced to be placed in a certain engine of correction called the trebucket, castigatory, or cucking stool, which in the Saxon language signifies the scolding stool; though now it is frequently corrupted into ducking stool, because the residue of the judgement is, that, when she is so placed therein, she shall be plunged in the water for her punishment. (Bl. Comm. IV:13.5.8) more...Blogging, Monica's free to be as meddlesome, argumentative and opinionated as she damn well pleases. And if ya wanna disagree with anything she writes on her blawg, well, comments are enabled.
Seriously though, anyone who's met Mon knows she's a real sweetie and a lot of fun to hang out with, especially at a ballgame when her Yankees are winning. If you ever get the chance to meet with her at LexThink or one of the many law conferences she's called upon by her work to attend, you'll find she's got lots to add to the discussion about law and lawyers. So don't hesitate to seek her out. She's fun to chat with, and smart too. Give a listen.