Where Are You? — Attorney at Work

Searching for You
  • First I checked the author’s state bar profile, since state law requires attorneys to list contact information where they can actually be reached. The state bar listing showed him with a different firm and included his email address. I sent my “attaboy” message there.
  • Next, just for giggles, I checked the website of the firm where I had sent the message. He didn’t appear as an attorney on that site either. Hmmm. Would the firm that hosts the article actually want to continue that page if the author was no longer with the firm? And what about me? Would I lose the networking value of reaching out to him because I sent the message to the wrong place?
  • Then I Googled the lawyer. Everything I saw, including his Avvo listing, showed him at the initial firm. Then I checked LinkedIn-not there.
  • I called the firm that hosts the article and asked if the author was still with them. The receptionist said no, and confirmed that the state bar listing was accurate.

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I am an attorney and trained mediator. I help people settle disputes through mediation.

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