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December 24, 2009
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Crowd of Lawyers - Pakistan Rally NYWe are a bit over three months into our blog and also approaching the end of the year. This always makes me take stock and wax a bit philosophical.  Questions of why I do what I do, why I enjoy doing it, and how that compares or contrasts to the rest of the legal profession leads to the question of how clients should pick their legal counsel out of the crowd of lawyers.

The starting place for most would be that clients should look for lawyers with substantive expertise in the area of their matter.  This is easy enough to say, but it feels pretty misleading to me.  In my mind, being a great construction litigation attorney means first being a great litigator and a great trial attorney (we will leave the litigator versus trial attorney discussion for another time).  It is difficult for clients to judge litigation trial skills though.  Unless a client has tried a case with me or at least sat through a deposition with me, how would they know I can shred an opposing expert?

One of the more intriguing and rewarding aspects of our recent entry into the legal blogging and social media arena has been the rapid development of conversations and connections with interesting people.  Two of these friendships have led to cross-posts on a pair of our friend's blogs.

We have been friendly with Chris Hill at Construction Law Musings for some time before the launch of our blog.  Not only has Chris been a tremendous source of information, support, and helpful advice during our first fledgling steps, but we have enjoyed an extended dialogue on various topics, blog posts, and twitter.  Chris invited us to guest post at Construction Law Musings and you can see that post today, Yes, Virginia, Contract Terms Do Matter: Financing Term Offers Owner an Escape Hatch.

February 17, 2006
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