I got a notice recently that in a few weeks will be the 35th anniversary of the day I was sworn into the Bar as a lawyer. Also, I decided to look back at the history of this little blog, and discovered that soon after my 35th Bar anniversary we will pass the 10th anniversary of this “weblog” (which is how these little publications were originally known). Like all milestone anniversaries, these two caused a bit of reflection, something kind of rare for a busy practicing lawyer.
Life in general is quite different than the day in 1982 when I became an attorney at law. I had more hair, it was a different color, had no children, and was plagued by fewer worries. Now, me, my graying hair and always opinionated kids live in the data-driven world where devices are always at our reach, information can be summoned at a moment’s notice from a variety of fora, and individual privacy is a thing of the past. I’m not complaining, progress is good. However, these many changes have greatly changed law and lawyering. Practicing law is now much more fast-paced, but likewise the data revolution has made me far more efficient. Continue Reading