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I Broke My Site

Well, it looks like I broke RickHorowitz — my website, anyway. At least, I broke the “slideshow” function at the top of the page.

You’re probably tired of hearing me say this (you who might have found this blog via some Google search and then started reading several of the articles, even though the site appears to be almost dead), but I haven’t blogged here in awhile.

The big problem boils down to this: I’m a lawyer. I don’t know why, but I’ve been concerned about maintaining a “personal” blog, like this one.  I worry that people — potential clients and clients, to be exact — will react to things I say on my personal blog, even though the main page (as the site is currently constructed; this may change) says, under the heading “Letting My Hair Down”:

This site is where I let my hair down. Everyone is different in private life versus professional life; everyone is entitled to both. Don’t judge my professionalism or ability as an attorney by what you might see on this site.  This site is meant to allow me some self- expression and enjoyment that isn’t necessarily related to what I do as a criminal defense lawyer.

I do, however, have other interests (particularly “writing”) and I do want a place where I can “play” and “experiment” and write about things that have nothing to do with the law.  To do what I want to do, I think I need to pay more attention to this site.  (And, now that I broke it, I might have to actually re-design it.)

So I’m just going to have to ask people — potential clients and clients, to be exact — to remember that, as I said above (and on the current main page), people’s private lives and professional lives are different.  What I write here may, or may not, tell you much about me.  What it probably won’t do is give you a very good idea of what kind of lawyer I am; it probably won’t tell you if I’m the attorney who could best handle your case.

On the other hand, I guess I have no control over how people make their decisions.

I can only be myself.  And hope for the best.

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