Many people have told me that they relish the idea of being a solo lawyer, but they have one overriding fear: loneliness. People say "Ernie, won’t you miss the camraderie of being around people?" Yes, I reply. I will miss a lot of things about being in an office environment. But, many of these things I can recreate or simulate in some way.
For example, I’ve already decided that every other month I’m going to have a fire drill. One thing I’m not going to try to recreate, however, is the experience of waiting for an elevator.