I stand here, on the screen before you today, because I have the immense privilege of addressing each of you, individually, and a cross-section of the profession, collectively, in this way. I have also earned myself the obligation to do so. Even when it’s uncomfortable. Even when it’s not popular. Even when it’s somewhat controversial. And most importantly, when others don’t seem to be talking about the things that affect our profession at all. Especially then.
When the time to stand up and fight presents itself to a person who is called to a cause: the soldier picks up his rifle; the boxer, his gloves; and the blogger, her keyboard. And we do not stop, until we have either silenced our opponent, or there is nothing of ourselves left to give. That time is today. The keyboard is locked and loaded. The House of Collins banner flies on high in the legal sector. The stallions stand at the ready. People are flocking to the streets holding poster boards boasting boating brightly colored glitter. Buckle up, people. Grab a beverage. Take a seat and grab your breakfast bar.