Finally, Enrico Schaefer has revealed himself as the Greatest American Lawyer. I’ve known Enrico for a while now, ever since he sent me an email in the early days of My Shingle before he launched his successful law firm and blog. And in April 2005, I met Enrico at the first LexThink conference and had a chance to speak with him for a while at the conference dinner. Enrico is a terrific person and a real visionary.
What both amazes and gratifies me, however, is the discretion of lawyer bloggers. So many people knew Enrico’s identity, but no one shared it, even inadvertently. We all talk about how the Internet and blogging make connections, but it goes beyond that: these tools build trust, lasting bonds and personal community. I’m just glad that with his unveiling, Enrico Schaefer can now participate fully in this online community as well.