Monday, April 30, 2012

Person of the Week: John Bolch

Name: John Bolch of the Family Lore blog 
Occupation: Solicitor (non-practising)

1. Briefly describe what your job involves.
I now spend my time writing, both for my blog Family Lore and for Family Lore Focus, which links to family law news stories, cases, articles and blog posts.

2. What do you like about your work?
Writing something creative (like Bleak Spouse), even if no one else likes it!

3. What would be your dream job?
Mission controller for a manned mission to Mars.

4. What are your favourite things beyond work?
Wine, astronomy, wine, chess, wine, computer games, wine, music, wine, films. Did I mention wine?

5. What are your favourite books and films?
It would be impossible to have one favourite of either. Candidates include:
Books - God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Vanity Fair, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and, of course, the BabyBarista books!
Films: The Graduate, Apocalypse Now, Life of Brian.

6. What changes would you like to see in the law?
Property rights for cohabitees, gay marriage.

7. What advice would you give to aspiring lawyers? 
That's easy: "Don't do it!"

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