I've been meaning for a while to write about lawyering as the closest distance between words and change. Then, on a recent episode of Let's Start a Law Firm, I accidentally spoke what I had been intending to write. Being a lawyer is awesome and if you're one who happens to love words, it's even awesomer.
This two minute clip pretty much says it all.
To be a little (more) self-involved, here are my favorite moments:
"Bank accounts get smaller and they get bigger based on the words that we put on pages."
"I was an English major because I think writing is important and that it can change the world. As a lawyer, you are at the very center of that possible change."
I feel very grateful to all of the teachers and friends in my life that helped me get okay at writing and at least appreciate that the serial comma matters.
If you're a lawyer, you owe it to yourself and your clients to become and remain curious about words and writing. They are, often, all we've got and, miraculously, all we need to change the world.