Monday, October 18, 2010
Flattery - not
I received this unexpected little "a lawyer helps" pin in the mail yesterday. It made me laugh. It would have been a huge overstatement to say that I "helped" as a lawyer, although I may deserve credit for going to great lengths, and earning the small salary to prove it, to avoid being an "unhelpful lawyer." But when I finally read the letter that came with the pin I had to laugh even harder -- apparently the state bar finally figured out that I am 60 now, and this pin is a symbol of my Old-ness. They have got to be kidding.
Hmmm, or maybe they just sent it to everyone in the bar. I see, on second glance, that (in addition to the explanation of my 'master' status) there is also a brochure on pro bono work. Sometimes I am just too sensitive!