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Your Legal Career in 6 Words or Less

Via The Legal Watercooler I came across Ross Fishman's interesting challenge to lawyers and law marketers: Can you summarize your "lives, careers, experiences, firms -- or just something [you've] been thinking about" in six words or less?

Fishman has been collecting some of the responses he has received, which include:

Thirty years. Same office. Metal desk.
I wish I'd become a teacher.
I love saying I'm a lawyer.
I help people every day. Wow.
My children will not become lawyers.
I hope this gets fun soon.
I'm stuck in the library. Dying.
I'd make Atticus Finch very sad.

As the summaries above suggest, the majority of those shared by Fishman are pretty negative. In my opinion, the two saddest summaries are (cue "Cat's in the Cradle" music):

"I work. My son plays alone;" and
"I've never seen a T-ball game. "

What is your six-word summary of your legal career? Personally, I'm going to go with this:

"Explored until it worked for me."

Posted by Bruce Carton on January 11, 2011 at 12:24 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)


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