Relatively speaking, a decade is a long time. Einstein reflected on time and relativity by pondering that an hour spent with your lover seems to take a minute, and a minute with your hand on a hotplate seems to take an hour. Hopefully, your time with Lawyerist has felt altogether unlike having your hand on a hotplate for even a moment.

In 2009, Barack Obama became the first African-American President of the United States. “Sully” landed an Airbus A320 in the Hudson River. Iceland’s banking system (and, for that matter, entire government) collapsed. Michael Jackson died. Unemployment was north of 10%. Around 6,000 lawyers were laid off in short order (and many of those jobs still haven’t come back). The Yankees beat the Phillies four games to two in the 105th World Series (mercifully, they haven’t won one since). Parks and Recreation debuted, and Avatar crushed at the box office. Apple released the iPhone 3GS. Snapchat, Lyft, Pinterest, Slack, and Venmo didn’t exist, And the US economy was in the throes of the worst economic recession since the 1930s.

Here’s what we can say unequivocally: time has flown by for us. 120 months ago, Lawyerist had 4,000 site visits in a good month and just a few pages of meaningful content. Today, nearly 4,000 people visit the site each day. When they do, they find a website packed with thousands of pages of content, virtually all of which are dedicated in meaningful ways to helping you build the law business you want. Our two-person team grew to ten, and we’re continually pouring energy and resources into creating a community you can love.

To say we’ve grown is an understatement.

Lawyerist’s First Decade

We’ve enjoyed countless milestones in our first decade. Here is just a smattering:

Thank you. Each of you has played an important role in our journey, and we’re deeply grateful.

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