We at HB Litigation Conferences LLC recently took over the Mealey’s Conference business, which a couple of us actually started as part of Mealey Publications, now owned by LexisNexis.  With the acquisition came one department that somehow escaped the due diligence scrutiny of three acquisition teams.  The guys in that department, which they dubbed  Mr. Legal Ed, produced educational video tapes for lawyers.  Much of what they created was destroyed in a fire caused by simultaneously running window air conditioners and space heaters in an attempt to create indoor rain.    The group caused fire, and when the sprinklers went off they danced in triumph and jubilation.  And in the dark.   We salvaged a handful of the recordings.  In this one, the Mr. Legal Ed team tried to demonstrate the importance of interviewing your client before building his case against the other side.   It’s a lesson worth learning, if not eating as a tasty snack.  Disclaimer:  The opinion expressed here is not intended as legal or nutritional advice.  Not suitable for children under 12, over 12 or pets prone to seizures.