I Almost Forgot to Renew My Law License…

Wow!  Thank goodness for the days of email…I just received a reminder from the State Bar Association to renew my license for 2011.  I TOTALLY forgot.  Completely.  They sent the packets out in early November…so long ago.  Packet?  What packet?  I’m sure I put it somewhere.  The good news is that I can renew on the internet.  Thank GOD for the internet!

But wait, you ask.  Why would I renew?  I’m writing now.  Well…I worked hard for that license.  And I’m going ‘affiliate’ this year, which means I’m not going to practice law.  BUT, and it’s a big but, I can change my mind at any time and just pay the full licensing fee.  If I go inactive, I think (don’t quote me on this but I’m pretty sure) it’s a done deal and I’d have to take the bar exam to practice again.  NOT going to do that. 

Someone asked me the other day if I miss being a lawyer.  Um, not really.  I do miss the shoes and power suits.  But I liked research and plotting strategy as a lawyer…which I get to do as a writer, often in my jammies.  You can’t wear jammies in court.   🙂