Podcast #35: Jodi Ettenberg’s Never-Ending Vacation from Law Practice

Jodi Ettenberg left for a vacation, and never came back. On today’s podcast, she talks about how to do the same (even if you’ve got a shorter timeline). But first, did Ohio just issue the dumbest ethics opinion ever?

Ohio, Seminars, and Solitication

[A]ttorneys giving seminars to the public cannot engage in dialogue with people who come up to them after the seminar asking legal questions. These poor muted devils are limited to “advis[ing] that person to contact the office to make an appointment or to seek legal counsel of his or her choice.”

That is, to put it charitably, absolutely bonkers.

That’s from Avvo general counsel, Josh King, who writes the Socially Awkward Law blog. It’s the latest in a weird collection of ethics opinions trying to figure out what is direct solicitation and what isn’t. Like this one from Florida, where text messages are considered direct solicitation.

Jodi Ettenberg’s Never-Ending Vacation from Law Practice

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After practicing law for a while, Jodi Ettenberg left to pursue her dream of traveling around the world for a year … and she never came back. Today she talks about how that happened, what work looks like when you’re far from home, and how she manages her finances. She also talks about how to finally run off and have your own adventure — even if you don’t intend to be gone for years.

Thanks to Ruby Receptionists for sponsoring this episode!

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