Wednesday, April 05, 2006

And the business starts!!!

Adam is officially in business for himself and will be starting his first job as an independent contractor on Tuesday April 11, 2006!

Many of you (my 3 devoted readers) are probably wondering what the heck I am talking about ... here's the scoop...

The Johns Hopkins (temp) gig is ending this Thursday/Friday so Adam and I have been discussing what his next steps should be. We (and when I say "we", I mean I) would like him to have a FT, permanent, with benefits, 9-5 job... however, that dream just hasn't worked out.

So this Sunday Adam and I were discussing really starting his own legal business. Start out by doing legal consulting; helping overloaded small firms, writing briefs and memos, research, ect... Then over time start the process of taking on clients and transition into a full time law firm. We talked about what that would take from us... sacrifice and faith... and what it would do for Adam.... gets to work in the actual legal arena, learns all types of law, meets great people....

Monday morning Derek (one of the lawyers at JH) called Adam into his office. Derek told Adam that, on a whim, his wife and he got together with friends that they haven't seen for almost a year for dinner Friday night. Derek told Adam that this friend was taking on a 3 month case that would require him to hire someone to help out. Enter Adam's name! Derek apparently sung Adam's praises to Jim and Jim was interested.

Adam found all of this out Monday morning and met with Jim for lunch on Monday afternoon. Jim loved Adam and said as long as the client is fine with hiring you, you are hired!

Adam just got an email this morning that said "The client authorized hiring you as an independent contractor on the terms we discussed. See you Tuesday."

The job is approximately 3 months long so this will carry us into June. That gives Adam and I time to focus on starting his own business; the name, business cards, letterhead, ect... It also gives Adam time to start making contacts with other firms/laywers for the future. This particular job is also supposed to see approximately 3 weeks of courtroom time which Adam is very much looking forward to!

Sorry we were so "mums the word" about this but we have gotten our hopes up in the past and we just wanted to be sure that this would work out.

So there you go ladies and gentlemen! We are being looked after, Praise Jesus!!!


Craig (The Infamous "Paco") said...

I am so very proud of the both of you! That is great! Greenie and Lisa just started their own business as well, you may want to chat with them and see what they did. CONGRATS! That is awesome... I will be sure to spread the word around to my lawyer friends.

kathi said...

That's so cool! I'm thrilled for you and I'm excited just hearing how excited you are in your post. Things just fall into place sometimes, with some divine help. :)
big hug to you both.

Carrie said...

This brings tears of joy to my eyes. I am so happy for you both. It's amazing how things fall into place sometimes. A good reminder that Jesus cares and he is "in the boat" during the storms and worries of life.

LoveLladro said...

Craig - thanks so much! and spread the word to the ends of the earth if you can ;~)

Kathi - thanks and I am glad my excitement was apparent in my blog! I couldn't be more excited... Adam and I have been in such a holding pattern for so long it is nice to feel like we are going somewhere!

Carrie - thanks!! it's hard to remember but He really is there for us! Greg's sermon last week really hit home... Storms are necessary, Jesus DOES care and Jesus can conquer anything! Good stuff!

TortfeasorG said...

Indeed... we are both very excited about this!

I am doing what I want to do - which is helping people. That's why I became a lawyer in the first place... and that's the thing that keeps me going, even in the face of adversity. I rarely feel so good as when I know that the person I'm working for/with has confidence in me and can breathe a little easier because they know I'm pursuing their interests as if they were my own. I'm very happy to have this opportunity. God just keeps leading me where He wants me, and I have to remember that I don't have to know where that is.