On the Road With Spencer Aronfeld

The NYT takes a look at the Spencer Aronfeld Gulf Oil Spill traveling road show, with video:

Some lawyers are taking a lower-budget approach. For the past month, Spencer Aronfeld, a Miami lawyer, has posted a half-dozen YouTube videos chronicling his travels through the gulf to view the oil’s devastation – and presumably to sign up a few clients.

In the first video in the series, shot in the New Orleans airport, Mr. Aronfeld describes a “very emotional experience” he had while flying over the oil spill from Miami.

“We’ve rented a car, we’re going to drive down the coast, we’re going to roll up our sleeves, take our briefcases out, and find out how we can help people who depend on this environment, and to hold those people responsible who have caused this horrible, horrible disaster,” he says. In another, viewable above, he visits a Vietnamese shrimper thwarted by the spill who is hoping for alternative employment.

I’m not sure what to make of these videos, though they are somewhat compelling and provide a snapshot of what some people are experiencing in dealing with this disaster.I’m less sure of the purpose of Spencer’s “morning huddle” at his law offices, though it looks like a perfectly fine place to work — which of course is why I have posted that video above.Hi Madeline!BTW, get Mayra’s name right next time ok Spence?In other news, I have to “unplug” for a few days to actually focus on my day job, but you all are in good hands with trusty, lusty Guest Blogger, who has kindly agreed to man the ship for a few days.I should be back some time next week.

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