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October 1, 2011 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Law Office of Lainey Feingold. I had practiced law for fifteen years when I decided to strike out on my own in 1996. That year my daughters turned 10 and 7. I was afraid that continuing on the path my legal career had taken would extract too steep a toll on the kind of parent I wanted to be. As with most new adventures, I was unsure about what having my own law firm would be like. I certainly could not have predicted that I would find a collaborative way to practice law that helped to solve disability access problems while developing lasting relationships with incredible people. [More on that below.] Or that I would be able to practice law without becoming mired in the procedural battles and adversarial posturing that is all too common in my chosen field.
Lainey Feingold occasionally writes book reviews and cultural commentary for BeyondChron, an on-line daily published by the Tenderloin Housing Clinic. (Lainey’s husband, Randy Shaw, is editor of the publication.) This post lists, in chronological order, links to Lainey’s pieces in BeyondChron.