On Monday, I shall celebrate my 31st anniversary in the practice of this noble profession.  There are many times that the profession has been frustrating to me, but, generally, it is a rewarding, noble profession.

It is exciting, particularly, to learn new things about the law.  Unlike a physician, who deals with the human body that has not changed in thousands of years, the law changes every second of every day.  This, in and of itself, keeps you on your toes and invigorated.

Another thing that changes every day–and that, until recently, I was very reluctant to change–is the manner in which the profession is publicized and marketed.  Both my father and I were of the “old school,” even eschewing advertising in the telephone directory to the point of limiting our business listings to one or two lines–not even a block advertisement.

As many good, young attorneys have moved into the practice in this area, however, I have learned from them, and we have changed with the times.  As a result, you have this website.

Two years ago, when we started display advertising in our DEX Media Yellow Pages, our lovely representative, about whom I shall speak more at the end of this post, really sold me on the benefits of this marketing tool that others had been using for years…and it has paid dividends many times over.  Thus, when we sat down with DEX and discovered that it had a website design team, I wanted to make certain that, when it was rolled out, it was the best.  I believe you will find this site to be the best on the Net.

The team with whom I have worked at DEX Media since the first of the year, and before, are to be congratulated.  First, to my present account representative, Jasmine Hyter, who, I pray, will excuse me some months when I am behind in getting those payments to DEX(!!).  Jasmine, I thank you, and I hope that our relationship will be as mutually beneficial as mine and Marianne’s was.

Next, to the #1 website designer/coordinator/major domo/jack-of-all-trades in the world:  Grant Halsey, if everyone in every profession performed their work as you perform your work, sir, we would all live in a perfect world.  The website design that you see is Grant’s handiwork, and it is tremendous.  I appreciate your consideration and patience over the past three months.

But, most of all, to the woman who started it all, my girl, Marianne Gormley, who is no longer with DEX, but who has worked with me for the past three or four years and has, literally, brought me from my 1980s ways of thinking into the new milleneum.  Marianne, it is your craftsmanship and attention to detail that has made this operation more successful, and has set the stage for greater and greater progress to come.  If you had told me four years ago that I would be editing my own blog and had the ability to edit my own website, I would have thrown a straightjacket on you, Marianne.  And to see this project through to the finish after you left DEX for another psotion a couple of months ago…anyone who employs you now or in the future ought to be very proud to have you on their team.

So, onward and upward we go…and grow.  If I’m around another 31 years, I’ll be 86, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll have learned something about the law then!  Again, thanks to all of you for what you have done for me and for this firm.

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