Monday, January 9, 2012
Profiles in Rotten Pork: ABA “President” William T. Robinson III
The Subject’s Background:
When examining a subject, it is best to look at the specimen under the microscope. In this specific case, one should use a high-powered instrument.
“Robinson is a graduate of Thomas More College and the University of Kentucky, College of Law, where in 2004 he was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame. He served as Chair of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Board, Chair of the Cincinnati USA Partnership for Economic Development and is Founding Secretary-Treasurer of the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED).”
Keep listing your “credentials,” Ass-Clown. As far as I am concerned, you can wipe your haunches with those “honors.” If you don’t have any integrity, then who gives a damn how many boards and committees you serve on?!?!
On August 9, 2011, Robinson’s employer proudly announced that he was named to lead the ABA:
“Frost Brown Todd is proud to announce attorney Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III has been named president of the American Bar Association (ABA).
“I am extremely honored and enthusiastically accept the responsibilities of representing you as your next president,” Robinson said in remarks to the ABA’s House of Delegates. “I am determined to lead this great association with commitment, clarity and continuity, as we work together to guide the future of our profession.”
What makes this morally bankrupt organization so great, William?!?! It is CLEAR that this body doesn’t give one damn about current students, recent grads or small firm and solo practitioners. You can shove that “commitment, clarity and continuity” platitude up your ass, William T. Robinson III.
As you can see, William T. Robinson III, was named to Kentucky Super Lawyers, in four consecutive years, i.e. 2008-2011.
ABA Head Swine Shoves His Hoof in His Snout:
On January 4, 2012, the Chicago Tribune published a piece, by reporter David Ingram, entitled “ABA head has little sympathy for jobless lawyers.” Here is the opening paragraph:
“Young lawyers with huge educational debts and no jobs in a depressed U.S. legal market should have known what they were getting into, the president of the American Bar Association said on Wednesday.” [Emphasis mine]
The article continued:
“[William] Robinson, a lawyer in Kentucky, said anyone entering lawschool has already completed an undergraduate degree or more.
"It's inconceivable to me that someone with a college education, or a graduate level education, would not know before deciding to go to law school that the economy has declined over the last several years and that the job market out there is not as opportune as it might have been five, six, seven, eight years ago," he said.”
Apparently, this cretin fails to understand that the ABA law schools have consistently published misleading and distorted employment and starting salary statistics, for years. By the way, Bernard Madoff’s defrauded investors included highly educated, connected, wealthy and powerful people. I guess they should not receive any consideration or compensation either, correct?!?!
Other Commentators Have Already Grilled This Pig for His Boar-like Behavior:
On Thursday, January 5, 2012, Staci Zaretsky kicked Robinson in the face, with an ATL piece entitled “The ABA Thinks It’s Your Own Fault If You’re Poor and Unemployed.”
“That’s funny, because it’s inconceivable to everyone else that someone at the head of the American Bar Association would not know before deciding to make such a statement that law schools have been painting pretty pictures of an extremely opportune job market for the last decade, despite the declining economy.”
On January 5, 2012, Paul Campos, law professor at the University of Colorado, also backhanded this swine across the snout and jowls:
“I'm personally looking forward to seeing Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III's testimony at the upcoming Senate hearings on the subject of, among many other fascinating topics, whether the current president of the ABA is as crooked as a three-dollar bill, or just remarkably stupid.
This isn't as easy a question to answer as you might imagine. It's true that it's hard to believe anyone with an IQ over 95 could say the things Robinson says in this interview (really, go read it). On the other hand, I've learned over the past couple of decades that there are some really, really dumb people in this business, some of whom, through the mysterious processes by which Persons of Quality rise to Positions of Leadership, are actually running important aspects of this thing of ours.” [Emphasis mine]
Willfully Ignorant William T. Robinson III Gets His Panties in a Bunch Over “Attacks”:
“These are difficult times in legal education," Robinson said, referring to the tight legal job market, skyrocketing costs and criticism from The New York Times and elsewhere. "The attacks are not fair, in our opinion."
Imagine the effects of unjustified, skyrocketing tuition and the shrinking legal job market on debt-strapped, recent law grads, Porky.
Conclusion: In the last analysis, William T. Robinson III, is a greedy pig who does not want to see the gravy train come to an end. As such, this highly-educated idiot will do and say whatever it takes, in order to detract from the main issue. In short, he does not want anyone taking a skeptical look at American “legal education.” He is a confidence man who needs to build up the trust of naïve and ignorant students, in his organization. In comparison, used car salesmen don't burden you with six figures of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.
Posted by Nando at 5:58 AM