Monday, January 30, 2012

Except He Wasn't A Lawyer, And You Said Nothing

There will be no links to him here, the moronic, career-suicidal law student that in 2012 called himself a "lawyer" on his twitter bio. It's over, he's deleted his account. He's gone. He's let me know privately he now understands what he was doing, what he was possibly doing, and in a moment of maturity - he said "thank you."

Yes, I was the twitter police, again.

Yeah, you remember, the lawyer-turned convicted felon who was still soliciting business on twitter, pretending to still be practicing?

And so last night someone tells me about a young law student who claims to be a "lawyer" on twitter. The typical "happysphere" lawyers, who see confrontation as a "friend" and "follower" killer, a dead end to social media rock stardom, sat back and enjoyed the show - apparently for days, weeks.

But as one happysphere lawyer told a "rookie lawyer" that inquired about me: I'm mean.

After asking the law student whether he considered who may see his twitter-feed (his law school Dean, the Bar), he claimed it to be entertainment. After I asked who may be entertained, he contiued to explain. I explained that explaining this was only creating a "paper" trail, and suggested he get the hell off twitter.

So he did.

Yes, I "bullied" him off twitter.

Except he didn't see it that way.

It was just some of the lawyers on twitter that did.

You said nothing. You thought it was funny.

I, Mr. Mean, decided to help a brother out.

Because I'm mean.

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shg said...

Which is a bigger threat to the integrity of the profession, a lying law student or a lawyer who prefers to block "real" in favor of "happy"?

Or is there any reason to choose?

Rob Suarez said...

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." - Albert Einstein

I, for one, appreciate your efforts to keep the profession honest!

Anonymous said...

Geez, I didn't know this was cool quote day.

"A horse is a horse, of course, of couse, and no one can talk to a horse, of course, that is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed." - Abraham Lincoln