They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and for awhile, I was inclined to agree with them. I am a 47-year old attorney who was resistant to blogging. I came up with every excuse under the sun not to. How will I think of enough content to blog meaningfully and frequently? Who really wants to read about legal topics that often anyway? Using WordPress can’t be as easy as it sounds, right?
Then I began using social networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook and read other legal blogs. I attended a seminar at which a prominent lawyer admonished us to disregard social networking tools at our peril both in terms of keeping up with the latest changes in the law, communicating with clients, and staying on top of the competition. The last straw was a close friend, also an attorney, who started her own blog. “It really is that simple,” she said. “My teenage daughter can do it.” That probably isn’t a fair comparison because teenagers have grown up with the internet. When I started the practice of law, we were still writing our drafts on legal pads and handing them in to the word processing pool.
Starting this blog feels like my first time on skis, a little clumsy and not really sure where I’m going. But getting there is what it’s all about. I hope my blog posts on issues of business law, employment law and personal injury will be received as informative, timely, and perhaps even entertaining. If you enjoy my blog posts, please take a moment to navigate through the rest of my website and see why my practice is more than just lawyering. I want to give my clients peace of mind.