Today I got a nice email from Tim Kevan, a barrister in the UK. He said he had been enjoying my blog and invited me to check out his blog, which I did. I really enjoy making connections with people this way. Last week I had a great conversation with David Edelstein, a criminal defense lawyer in Miami. He doesn’t have a blog, but his website amply demonstrates how internet-savvy he is. Even though we only talked for about 20 minutes I learned that David is a very thoughtful fellow, definitely someone that I would feel comfortable recommending folks to if they had a criminal law problem in Miami. In fact, we decided to ‘connect’ up via Linkedin (the only way you could see that we are connected in Linkedin is if you were ‘connected’ to one of us).
Last week I also had the pleasure of meeting Ray Dowd, a lawyer from New York who practices copyright law (and has published a book called The Copyright Litigation Handbook). Ray was in town for a gathering of copyright folks, and hooked up with my friend Greg Grimsal. They are both active in the Federal Bar Association. Ray and Greg were apparently having dinner when Ray asked him if he knew ‘Ernie the Attorney’. Greg called me immediately and passed the phone to Ray and, after a short conversation, we all agreed to meet up at a nearby music club called Dos Jefes. I had a great time talking to Ray, who has a great blog called Small Firm Life. He doesn’t update it that much, but it’s still a great blog.
It’s encounters like these, which are now pretty routine, that remind me how fortunate I am to have stumbled into this whole blogging thing.
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Thanks for sharing Ernie, we need more networkers like you to help the industry!
Hey, Ernie. David Edelstein used to work for me. Small world! Give me a call. You can do so from the click to call button on my website at http://www.JoffeLaw.com.
Thanks Ernie and I agree – the world is getting smaller. Keep in touch. All v best Tim
This is crazy Ernie! I heard of judges and such who refuse to use anything newer than a typewriter. But check this out: https://www.alternet.org/rights/46925/
As an IT person I can tell you that Malware will do this to a computer, especially if kids are allowed on the thing. So what the hell is going on?