::taps mic:: “Is this thing on?”

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on Mar 13, 2017 in The After-3L Life | Subscribe

If any of my older readers are still checking this blog occasionally, (1) I love you but (2) you probably need to seek therapy 😉

It’s been over a year since I wrote anything here at law:/dev/null. Officially the longest hiatus from blogging I’d had since I started way back in the halcyon days of my 1L year.

A metric f*ckload of life has happened since then. I ran for office (and got blown out).1 One of my criminal defense cases went viral. And then it went viral again, and again, and again, and again.2

T Greg's Twitter Followers Over Time

My Twitter followers over time, a 1,599% increase since my last post

So basically Twitter became my home instead of the blogging world 😂

We also did a lot of philanthropy work, raising money for the American Heart Association, SHIFT NC, Crayons2Calculators, and two separate “foodraisers” for the kids at a local elementary school (that looks like it will be an annual thing!).

The intern I hired as my paralegal back in March 2015 passed the July 2015 bar exam and started working for me as an attorney in October 2015, so she’s now been with the firm for more than a year. The attorney in Charlotte I brought on board back in August 2015 still works with us too.

Not everything has been lollipops and rainbows, of course. The catch to being a candidate is that running the campaign nearly bankrupted the law firm.3 😞 You might remember from this old post that we opened a Charlotte office in September 2015; well we decided to close it in August 2016 due to the costs, and in the months since I’ve been scrambling to get the law firm back on the upward trajectory it was on before I foolishly opted to jump into the ring.

Oh and I nearly died of pneumonia back in December 2015. But I’m still here!

Getting back into blogging was one of my 3 New Year’s Resolutions this year,4 so I figured it was time to log back in to the WordPress Dashboard and see how many e-cobwebs had built up in my absence. I’ll clean out the blogroll some time soon, and may or may not change the theme to something more modern — we’ll see.

Until then, thanks for checking in!

  1. Upside: I picked up more votes than any Republican to run for the seat, along with endorsements from the conservative gun rights org GrassRoots NC, plus the moderate NC Voters for Animal Welfare, plus the progressive Independent Weekly (who even had my smiling face on their cover for this profile story, the entire week leading up to the election 😮). Oh, and Montel Williams (seriously). Not bad for a first-time Republican candidate in blue territory during the Trump era, right? []
  2. I’d include all the links to it, but there are a lot of them. It was terrifying. []
  3. Running for office and running a business are not compatible. I don’t care what anyone tells you. []
  4. The other two? Take home at least $50K, and get below 200lbs. I’m not yet making much progress on either of them. []

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