To balance (or maybe supplement) all the news about lawyer unhappiness, Julie Fleming and I, in December of 2006, instigated a round of appreciation from lawyers in the blawgosphere. To see how we organized the roundup, read Lawyers Appreciate… A 10-day countdown (Julie's description) and 10-day countdown: Lawyers Appreciate . . . (mine).
Five years later, let's look back and see what nearly 40 blogging lawyers wrote about what they most appreciate. Many of the entries were beautiful messages about being thankful; click to read them. (Or click to see Julie's list of links to what lawyers wrote; I think her list and mine are nearly identical.)
To those lawyers who participated: what do you think about what you wrote half a decade ago? To all lawyers: what are you appreciating about your profession as 2012 approaches? Please feel free to answer in the comments below or on your blog.