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Reflecting On Chicago

Those who follow @blawgreview on Twitter know that the seldom-photographed Editor of Blawg Review (above in Millennium Park) was in Chicago this week for the InsideCounsel SuperConference.

It was great to have the opportunity to meetup with so many interesting lawyers who had traveled across the country for the SuperConference, including several law bloggers who had hosted Blawg Review -- Stephanie West Allen (#114), Scott Greenfield (#170), and Dan Hull (#65 and #145). Their panel on Dealing With Gen Y @ Work was one of the most controversial and lively discussions ever at a conference. Adrian Dayton, who participated in the discussion with others, and who tweeted @adriandayton throughout the conference, wrote an interesting and provocative counterpoint in a blog post headlined: Why Partners Don’t Understand Generation Y, where the discussion continues in the comments. And Scott Greenfield replied on Twitter @scottgreenfield pointing to a new post on Simple Justice: The Slackoisie Fight Back.

We also met, for the first time, an old friend of Blawg Review (#45), Patrick Lamb, whose Chicago-based Valorem Law Group was on the leading edge of the debate about the "billiable hour" at InsideCounsel's SuperConference.

Beyond the conference, we had a chance to experience the hospitality of the locals. First among many, we'd like to thank R. David Donoghue, who hosted Blawg Review twice (#133 and #173), for generously inviting us to join him and his lovely wife and lawyer friends to cheer the Blackhawks vs. Canucks in a playoff hockey game at the United Center. We also visited historic Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs beat the Giants. We had a great dinner at Harry Caray's when, unfortunately, the White Sox and Tigers were rained out. Next time, ChiSox.

I can't wait to get back to Chicago, back to the Well. Who will be joining Kevin O'Keefe and Niki Black in Chicago for the "Get A Life" Conference... Scott, Dan... Holden? Anyone? Anyone?