In Which I Realize I’m Not As Multitalented As Some…

It has been a while. I know this. I’ve chosen to wrap up a few pending cases and focus on an overseas project, and my blog suffered as a result.

My apologies.

In the interim, Colin Samuels was kind enough to invite me to Google+. I joined out of pure curiosity. At first blush, it appears to be a huge help in doing stuff. What kind of stuff? I have no clue, but it does stuff.

I fiddled with it for a bit, added a few of the usual suspects into a circle, tested a post, and have largely ignored it since. I don’t like Facebook, and I suspect I may not like Google+ equally as much.

A couple of days after gracing Google with my membership in +, a few people I don’t know added me to one of their circles. I looked at the profile of one, and she appears to be an exceptionally multitalented attorney. Her areas of practice include:

Estate Planning, Wills, Trust, Power of Attorney, Probate, Living Will, Business Planning, LLC, Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Partnership, Non-profit, Tax exempt, Contract, Lease, Buy-Sell, Real Estate, Landlord, Criminal Defense, Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic, DUI, Personal Injury, Car Wreck, Domestic Relations, Divorce, Dissolution, Child Support, Custody, Visitation, Grandparent Rights, Neighbor Dispute, Juvenile, Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation, Etc.

I work in a very narrow niche, and, frankly, I don’t know enough about most of the areas above to be competent. In a few months, I might get my mind around one or two, but even that is a stretch.

It’s just proof that there are some exceptionally multitalented lawyers in our midst, capable of achieving excellence in more than 35 areas of law.

Or, maybe it’s another example of lawyers, desperate to make the next BMW payment, looking to achieve mediocrity to gain a few billable hours.