I got a raise
Posted by Ron Coleman on February 13, 2008
From Avvo.com, a new online lawyer-rating service, which now gives me a perfect score on every criterion of ginchiness. For a while I was one in the hole on “industry recognition,” but I guess somebody else recognized me.
All a narcissist needs, I know. But here’s the point of this post: Avvo rates me “Superb, 10.0.” Well, look, I’ve done some very good work from time to time. I’m grateful for the recognition. I have moments where, yes, I may be the best lawyer in the room.
But either there’s a lot longer way down than I appreciate, or Avvo needs to be tweaked. It is in beta, after all. Because I know what the real, true, elite in the profession looks like. The people who are utterly focused, utterly relentless, utterly perfect. Epitomes of preparation, patience and perspicacity.
And I’m not they. Though I do from time to time, uh… beat them. For about half the price.
But I still think Avvo needs to reflect this subtle point: The air may be thin where I’m standing, but I see footsteps in the snowy path leading above.
Unless they’re rating my profile picture, too, maybe?