23 July 2006 by Published in: General News 15 comments

I’ve got a major announcement to make. While it impacts my professional life, it will also impact my blogging, which is why I decided to pass this along.

Since October 2002, I’ve been a partner in a small law firm. It hasn’t provided me with the mechanism to really expand my practice that I’d hoped, and I’d been hoping for a better opportunity to come along for some time.

Several weeks ago, that opportunity finally presented itself. Effective August 1, I will be joining a newly-formed law firm as a partner. It was too good an opportunity for me to pass up, and I jumped at it. I am being brought in to head the firm’s litigation practice and it’s going to provide me with the long-missing springboard to take my professional life to the next level. For the first time in years, I feel energized and enthusiastic about the practice of law. I can’t remember the last time that I felt this way.

So, it’s a huge change–trading in an old and comfortable relationship for a bold, new venture. I’m nervous and excited all at the same time. It’s certainly going to be a significant adjustment. I tell all of you this because it will undoubtedly affect my blogging–I don’t know how much, but I’m going to have more on my plate for at least a while during this transition.

I will keep everyone posted as to how things progress. I spent the day today beginning the process of packing up my office and all of my things, never a small task.

Wish me luck. It’s going to be a big change.

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Comments

  1. John D. Mackintosh
    Sun 23rd Jul 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Eric,

    Congratulations! Sounds like a great move. I know what you mean about feeling energized about what you do–I haven’t felt that way in sometime now, what with the shrinking staff we have endured in recent years, so having that feeling is a definite sign that it is a move in the right direction.

    John

  2. Lanny
    Sun 23rd Jul 2006 at 11:59 pm

    Eric,

    Congratulations! Best wishes on your new position. I am especially glad to read that your energized by the change–joy imparts a strength that is necessary if we are to live above our circumstances. I wish you every success.

    Lanny

  3. Mon 24th Jul 2006 at 8:40 am

    Thanks, guys. It’s a big move, but one I hope will work out.

    Eric

  4. Mon 24th Jul 2006 at 10:04 am

    Congrats, Eric, now that it’s finally happening. It sounds as though you are going to be much more challenged… and busy!

    J.D.

  5. Randy Sauls
    Mon 24th Jul 2006 at 10:12 am

    Eric:

    Congratulations on your move. I know this is a major change in your life and all changes, at least the good ones, are scary and exciting at the same time. Some law firms around here occasionally resemble a game of musical chairs with all the moves; you need a program to know the players, but somehow it all works out in the end and everyone seems happy. Sure the same will be true for you. Go get ’em!

    Randy

  6. Russell Bonds
    Mon 24th Jul 2006 at 10:15 am

    Eric–

    Warmest congrats; that’s exciting news and it’s great to hear your enthusiasm about the move. Having made a similar shift in my law practice four years ago, I can tell you that it does revitalize your outlook not only on law but on life. (But I bet you’ll be very busy for awhile . . .) I’ll look forward to hearing from your new firm. Best wishes, Russ

  7. Mon 24th Jul 2006 at 10:45 am

    Congratulations! I also just went through a change, becoming the Park Interpreter at Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Good Luck to you, and keep on bloggin’!!

  8. Mon 24th Jul 2006 at 11:57 am

    Congratulations!

  9. Rob Wick
    Mon 24th Jul 2006 at 1:10 pm

    Eric,

    Sounds like some exciting things will be coming your way. Every now and then we need a little shake up in life to make things interesting…although I doubt you have much trouble keeping things interesting. Hope all goes well.

    Best wishes
    Rob

  10. Andy
    Mon 24th Jul 2006 at 2:33 pm

    Hey Eric Good Luck and Congratulations.

  11. Bill Satterlee
    Mon 24th Jul 2006 at 8:47 pm

    I am really happy for you. Congratulations and good luck.

  12. Mon 24th Jul 2006 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks, everyone. I’m really touched by the outporing of good wishes.

    I spent most of the morning cleaning out and packing up my desk, so I guess it’s for real. It’s my furniture and is going with me, but it still has to be emptied in order to be moved. My office is filled with boxes.

    One week from today is my last day there.

    I’m staring over the precipice into the abyss. And I like what I see.

    Eric

  13. Harold Pearman
    Wed 26th Jul 2006 at 8:50 pm

    Congrats Eric.

    Hope its a great move for you . Just don’t short change your CW clients.
    We need you too!!!

  14. Wed 02nd Aug 2006 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks, Harold. And I will try my damnedest not to.

    Eric

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