Benjamin joins Ogletree, Deakins law firm

Just got this release…

OK, never mind! I was going to copy a couple of grafs out of the release here for your perusal, but it’s a blasted PDF file, and you know how sometimes you can copy text out of a PDF and sometimes you can’t? This is one of those where you can’t, which is another occasion for me to say, as a blogger who values convenience and accessibility in information online…


OK, that’s out of my system.

Anyway, the release, which you can find here, says that Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, has hired Steve Benjamin effective Aug. 1.

I guess it’s kind of hard keeping a small law firm (Benjamin Law Firm, LLC) going when you’re distracted by the all-consuming “part-time” job of being mayor. Maybe someday we’ll get all grown up and have a full-time mayor in this town, and then the mayor won’t have to make arrangements on the side to feed his family. In the meantime, this kind of move makes sense: Going with a large firm that can afford to give you lots of leeway on your time…

8 thoughts on “Benjamin joins Ogletree, Deakins law firm

  1. Kathryn Fenner

    PDFs can’t be edited easily–keeps a Shirley Sherrod from happening. I think you can buy the upgrade from Adobe that allows more options….

    Congrats to Steve!

  2. Brad

    I don’t want to change the blasted thing; I just want to be able to pull quotes from it without retyping (which introduces multiple new opportunities for error).

    Usually, you can copy text from these things (which doesn’t change a thing in the original), but sometimes you can’t. The things are just so extremely quirky…

  3. Kathryn Fenner

    –Right, *you* don’t, but less reputable people might, and Shirley Sherrod wasn’t misquoted–she was plucked out of context…a link to the whole thing and only the whole thing helps control that!

  4. Kathryn Fenner

    j–Isn’t there some freeze feature, though, where the author can make it not readily editable even in the expensive version?


  5. j

    Kathryn, There are various security features, but most creators don’t use them as they just publish to pdf from their word processing software. You have a good point for those who know how to use the security features. Even with the features you can do minor editing or you can get other software to unlock or defeat the security. It’s harder with password security though.

  6. Joshua

    I think if someone printed from MS Word directly to a PDF then you can copy text out of it, because the PDF is actually storing text. If someone scanned a document to PDF then it’s basically just a picture of the text, which you can’t copy out of. It is totally annoying though when you cant copy or fill out forms properly in PDF.

  7. Kathryn Fenner

    I guess if I were politician’s flack, I’d want to lock down my message as much as possible. Sorry, Brad….


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