I know a lot of lawyers, and they’re always telling me, “Evan, I’m just too busy. I can't get caught up. What's worse, no one appreciates me. I'm burnt out. I lie awake at night and think, ‘Why did I become a lawyer?’”
Sometimes the answer’s simple. “Have you been reading overlawyered.com again?” I ask. Usually, however, the solution is more complex, and I end up suggesting a vacation. The troubled lawyer invariably replies, “I’d like to, but I’m just too damn busy.”
It got me thinking: Why not use this blawg to conduct a “virtual retreat” for lawyers who are too busy for real vacations? They may not have time to travel, but surely they have time to read my blawg. I’ll choose the dates (sometime in June, most likely); I’ll plan and post the itinerary; I’ll choose the events; I’ll be responsible for making sure everyone who wants to attend gets there safely, drinks responsibly, and stays away from my wife.
You won’t even have to sign up. When the time comes, all you’ll have to do is read as I describe in excruciating detail what’s happening hour by hour on our virtual retreat.
I promise to keep everyone updated about the plans. In the meantime, it might help to have suggestions as to the choice of a location. I’m thinking San Francisco, Miami or New Orleans. Tell me what you think, or suggest a location of your own—the only caveat is that the location must be somewhere I’ve been before. Otherwise, how can I describe what's happening?
More details coming soon . . .