Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Nutmeg Lawyer Blog Profiled by the Connecticut Law Tribune
The Nutmeg Lawyer Blawg was profiled in this week's issue of the Connecticut Law Tribune. As you can imagine, it is always an honor to be interviewed by one of the leading legal publications in the nation. The Tribune is a great source of information for cutting legal news and developments in the law. It includes interviews with some of the top judges and lawyers in the state. It begged the question. Had I finally arrived? So, I finally made it to the big leagues. I was featured in the Connecticut Law Tribune. I was Lou Gehrig being put in for Wally Pipp. I was Susan Boyle singing my way to success despite being bravely frumpish. There was my picture on the front page along with notables like attorney John Brittain, renown for his work on the landmark Sheff v. Oneill case. Not bad company. I was amongst learned hands. From now on, I could be viewed as the scholarly type lawyer. I could finally get away with wearing a bowtie. I quickly opened to page five seeking my new found destiny. Surely, other firms would be calling me with offers of full figured salaries. Or perhaps I would receive a telegram begging me to chair the legal writing department of Yale or Harvard Law. Could this Tribune interview save me from my life of drunk driving grandmothers, shoplifting trust fund kids, suburban closings and desperate divorcees? Apparently, the answer was no. Destiny Awaits I took my copy of the Tribune into a local Scottish restaurant. Opening to page 5, I found my face glaring back at me in a full color photo aside an article entitled "A Lot of Funny Things Going On." Perhaps it will be an investigative piece, I thought with a glimmer of hope. Surely it would be a discussion of my insightful reflections regarding notaries and the illicit practice of law. Maybe it would focus on my opposition to the legislature's proposed sales tax on legal services? "Oh cruel fate, how shall my words be remembered for the ages in the black and white chronicles of the Tribune?" I asked incredously. "I don't know sir" came the answer behind the counter. "But your holding up the line. Do you want fries with your Happy Meal?" Let's just say a sampling of my eloquence included"jackass law students turn into jackass lawyers" and "I don't want to do homework every night." Pure poetry. I could be the next Clarence Darrow. The article referenced everything from Jamaican flag belt buckles, Playboy magazine, magicians, deli workers, William Shatner and a backhoe. I couldn't help wondering if I was the first attorney in the Tribune's illustrious history to use the word "jackass" in a quote. The word appears three times in the article. Perfect. Sometimes, I feel like I am being secretly taped for a bad reality based sitcom. (Update: apparently I'm not the only legal professional who uses the legal term "jackass" ) Kidding aside, my warmest thanks to the CT Law Tribune for their coverage of this blog. If your firm is considering doing a blog, I recommend doing so wholeheartedly. After only a month in existence, I have been surprised at the attention it has received. A Connecticut newspaper did a story on the illicit practice of law based on one of my posts and I have been contacted by bloggers and reporters from Maryland, Florida Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts regarding other posts. This week, Technolawyer.com will feature our Mobile Law Office article. Writing this blog has led to client referrals and some positive press coverage for our firm. Sincere thanks for your continued reading and support.
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