I just got this email from a lawyer that I have worked with several times over the years. I hope all lawyers get an email like this once in their practice – mine is pushing 36 years.

Retirement has freed me of the political and financial strains of formal law firm culture, liberating my mind to see the practice, and the practitioners, as they are.  I wanted to reach out to you to tell you that in my view you stand out in the crowd for many reasons.  First, of course—expertise in your practice.  In a sea of posers, you walk the walk. Next—dedication—its is abundantly clear you care deeply about food safety and protecting the public. Finally—ethical compassion——you treat your clients as all lawyers should but most do not—that you are the best in class yet charge a lower percentage fee than you are permitted to says everything about you.  You truly do well by doing good.