‘Sidebar’ — a conference between the judge, the lawyers, and sometimes the parties to a case that the jury does not hear.
I hope to share the wit, wisdom, sayings, advice of and from other lawyers, judges, fellow travelers and even a few really, really deep thinkers which may have some applicability to the legal profession. For it has been said, so many times, and in so many variations that —
We [the Moderns] are like dwarves perched on the shoulders of giants [the Ancients], and thus we are able to see more and farther than the latter. And this is not at all because of the acuteness of our sight or the stature of our body, but because we are carried aloft and elevated by the magnitude of the giants.
~Attributed to Bernard of Chartresby John of Salisbury
If I have seen further it is by standing on ye sholders of Giants. Or nanos gigantum humeris insidentes.
~ Sir Isaac Newton
As for me, thus my phrasing of this timely maxim on the growth of knowledge and human kind is that
One man’s heritage is another man’s legacy.
BTW. I know not where I heard this, be it from my father or through my own ponderings, but I am sure if I have unknowingly borrowed it from another, I will be corrected. And if such, I apologize in advance.