I haven’t posted anything for awhile because of court, clients and family. Those responsibilities take priority and when we get busy, the blog takes a backseat. Time is the one thing we have plenty of but never enough.
I was even thinking of taking the summer off; it’s a busy time in Myrtle Beach. I may just do that. But first, I wanted to introduce a new blog on the blog roll: Inside the Courtroom, by Kirk Truslow.
Kirk is a real defense lawyer who has tried real cases with real clients. He knocks it out of the park with his post on Internet Made Lawyers:
So, when I see a website bragging of the experience, aggressiveness and sound trial skills of attorneys I know have not participated in a trial, it is appalling to me. I call these lawyers Internet Made Lawyers.
That pretty much sums it all up. I’m reminded of this cartoon I saw somewhere on the internet. He also offers a solution. First, a call to arms to the real lawyers to educate the public. Second, to the not-so-real lawyers:
And to the Internet Made Lawyers, take some pride in your work. Take the time and energy to become experienced and aggressive. You will be happy you did, and you will lose that feeling of doubt you must carry into court for your guilty pleas.