Getting Feedback

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By on April 21, 2012 11:27 pm Leave your thoughts

Thank you to everyone who views this blog. I just learned that I have had 17,000+ page views. Not exactly Grisham, but I appreciate every view.

I promise not to do this very often, but I posted the article below on my new blog “WV Lawyer – Tips and Techniques” I write this one for other lawyers and judges, but if you want to confirm how smart and witty I am (he says humbly), you may read it too. I am pleased that I am rather smart (humble too) because every day has a moment, or ten, where I feel pretty dumb.

The feedback I got this week made me feel really good. Here it is:

Yes; some day I am going to get some feedback that singes the hair off my head, but today I am feeling “all warm and fuzzy”. It was a “challenging week” that ended on a very good note, saving me LOTS of risk, anguish, and “up front money”. It was also stressful, but during that week, these three e-mails arrived and lifted my spirit.

Someone must have renewed the discussion started by a young lawyer in one of my discussion groups, probably the ABA Small Firm group on Linked In. I deeply appreciated their taking the time to read my writings and send me words of encouragement. Each could become a penpal, and will if they choose to.I always answer, even if you got stuck in my spam filter for awhile.

Writing is pure pleasure to me because I write about what I know and do NOT pause for research, citations, or anything that does not interest me. I save that for my “day job”. j.b.h.

Simon M. (from Australia) has sent you a message.

Date: 4/19/2012
Subject: RE: E-mail me at hunterjb@hunterlawfirm.net, and I will send you a link to the PDF of my new book or download it for your Kindle or iPad from…
Burton, your book is very good. I am in my 50’s and I note that I have discovered much the same ‘secrets’ to practice as you- even though we are worlds apart (NSW Aust v WV, USA), the game seems to be the same.

One difference- with technology I started with Macs (Mac Plus /SE) went to PC’s because they are ‘cheaper’, discovered they are not as they require additional technician fees to keep them working, and when technologies converged sufficiently for Mac’s to talk easily with PC’s migrated back to Macs.

Your book should be mandatory reading for anyone starting out in the profession.
From: Karen Q…..
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 9:18 AM
To: Burton Hunter
Subject: Perspectives of a small town lawyer
Hello Mr. Hunter,
I am a “non-traditional” student in law school and will be graduating in December of 2012. My interest is in Family law and as an older student I’m concerned about the job market and currently entertaining the possibility of opening a solo practice.
I have been following the Family Law Marketing blog in linked in and saw your post about your new book. I am open to any suggestions or advice you may have.
Thank you in advance for your posts, I’ve always found them informative !
 Best,
Karen J. Q (from, not sure.)
From: Amy D. L.[mailto:amy@somewhereinTexas.com]
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 11:13 AM
To: Burton Hunter
Subject: E-book
Mr. Hunter,
I am a small town lawyer having recently relocated back to my home town due to my mother’s illness. I would very much appreciate a copy of your book, “Perspectives of a Small Town Lawyer”.
Thank you in advance. Have a great weekend.

Amy D. L

Attorney & Counselor at Law
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200 E. Ferguson, Suite 423
Somewhere In, Texas 75..2
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