There’s soon to be another new solo on the block, Steve Wells of the Alaska Blawg, who’s leaving the Public Defender’s office to start a new firm (hat tip to Kevin at Lex Blog for mentioning this). Steve writes that:
This is one of the saddest and yet most exciting posts I have written. For the past several months, I have been doing a lot of soul searching regarding my future. I knew when I took this position that it would be for roughly three years, give or take a few months, maybe a year, on either side.
The reason is that this particular position will ultimately burn out whoever has it….
I’m heading into private practice, hanging out a shingle. I’m going to be renting space from a friend of mine who has his own office, which should minimize expenses and give me a good head start.
What’s so amazing about blogs is that just a couple of years ago, sitting here as an energy regulatory solo in the D.C. area, I’d have never known about an Alaskan colleague who’s joining the big happy family of shinglers.