“I am half way through a series of 600 page books which are at least three times too long, although they are doing very well in sales.”
Bob Simntrpriz isn’t an ex-lawyer in the traditional sense. He retired from the law after a self-described “Methuselan career.” However, Bob gets a post on Ex-Lawyers Club, because he’s the kind of guy I would (and have) walked ten extra New York blocks for just to listen to him talk. Even at [age redacted], Bob regularly displays more moxie than, well, everyone.
Incidentally, Bob’s long legal career included a stint as a staff member for CBS soaps in the ’50’s and ’60’s, where, from time-to-time, he was cast in roles. “But as a performer,” says Bob. “I was always a lawyer!”
As a retired attorney, Bob remains involved in various legal organizations. “Big deal with me these days: censorship,” says Bob. “I loathe it. But incidentally, I devote most of my remaining time and energy to promoting the Right to Die, particularly practical at my age!”
On a lighter note, Bob also reports: “I am half way through a series of 600-page books which are at least three times too long, although they are doing very well in sales.”
In fewer than 600 pages (in fact, in fewer than 600 words), Bob gives us his thoughts on being an ex-lawyer, from the retiree’s perspective:
1. Life for a lawyer who leaves the law is…. interesting. Seeing the same picture from “the other side” can be fascinating.
2. The hardest thing about being an ex-lawyer is…realizing that you are an ex.
3. The best thing about being an ex-lawyer is…less stress; less $$.
4. The primary misconception about ex-lawyers is…that they’re a bunch of liars and thieves.
5. The main difference between my life now and my life as a lawyer is…more sleep, more boredom (though I still serve as an arbitrator in a nearby court and as a public member of the NYS BD for Podiatry and as a pro bono advisor to friends and not for profit corps).