Litigation is a bit like football– the helmet & pads version we play here in North America, not the one where the use of hands is forbidden (seriously, guys?).
Much of the academic side of the game is in strategy, thinking fifteen minutes down the road, managing the clock, keeping your QB protected and your linemen well-rested. But sometimes, there’s just no strategy possible, like when three seconds are on the clock, it’s 4th and goal, and you’re down by 5. There’s precisely one acceptable move, and that’s simply to go for the end zone. There’s a whole lot of comfort in that. Even though it might seem like a daunting situation, all you can do is just execute.
In much of what I do, there’s simply no strategizing possible. There’s precisely one acceptable move, and that’s a Request pursuant to Article 5 of the 1965 Hague Service Convention. Many HSC member-states are what I like to call “Five-O countries” because they object to Article 10 alternative methods, so you’re left with Article Five Only. There’s a whole lot of comfort in that. Even though it might seem like a daunting situation, all you can do is just execute.Continue Reading Five-O countries and the (counterintuitive) comfort of zero options.