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GAL – I Knew Him When….And So Did Many Others

by Carolyn Elefant on February 14, 2007 · 4 comments

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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.

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  • http://homeofficelawyerblog.com Grant Griffiths

    Here, here. I too have know Enrico for sometime and am glad he has “come out.” We have visited often about practice ideas, including paperLESS office and Basecamp. I look forward to more from him on the GAL and now I can finally give him personal credit for all of his great ideas and insight.

  • http://homeofficelawyerblog.com Grant Griffiths

    Here, here. I too have know Enrico for sometime and am glad he has “come out.” We have visited often about practice ideas, including paperLESS office and Basecamp. I look forward to more from him on the GAL and now I can finally give him personal credit for all of his great ideas and insight.

  • http://www.traverselegal.com GAL Enrico

    You know. That is an excellent point Carolyn. I guess I never really thought about it like that. There were so many people who knew who I was for a long time. But nobody said a word.
    Trust. Mutual Respect. Web 2.0, huh? Connecting people. Thanks to both you, Grant and everyone in the sphere who played with me on the playground … You guys rock!

  • http://www.traverselegal.com GAL Enrico

    You know. That is an excellent point Carolyn. I guess I never really thought about it like that. There were so many people who knew who I was for a long time. But nobody said a word.
    Trust. Mutual Respect. Web 2.0, huh? Connecting people. Thanks to both you, Grant and everyone in the sphere who played with me on the playground … You guys rock!

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