Monday, September 19, 2011
Perhaps a word of clarification is in order regarding the future of this humble blog.
1) We are not quitting. The Blog will not shut down.
2) The Blog must grow. To grow the Blog needs new blood. Several people have offered their services as a guest blogger and that is a good start. But ideally there would be a face of the blog. A respected attorney who would ensure that the comments remain appropriate and the content fair in all regards. With privilege comes responsibility. This blog has been privileged to be accepted by the Miami legal community. The blog has been cited by federal judges and used as a forum by some of the best attorneys in the country. With this type of acceptance comes the responsibility to make sure the blog is not used to hurt anyone. The first time a comment appears accusing someone of having an affair or publicizing some private aspect of a person's life, the blog loses all credibility. It takes a lifetime to build a reputation and one minute to ruin it.
The right person is out there to help. They just need to step up. Until they do, things will remain as usual here: SNAFU.
3) Despite all the legal acumen a potential blogger may have, the ability to be an ace football prognosticator would also be nice. Yesterday we picked the Jets (win) Falcons (win) and the Cowboys (push). Plus our wide and varied expertise on matters as diverse as wine, food, literature (Rumpole is currently reading: "The Fall Of The House Of Zeus; The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer" -not us, thankfully) , art, sports, exercise, nutrition and law undoubtedly make us a hard act to follow. That being said, when one door closes, another opens.
See You In Court.