Re: How much notice did you give to ER?
I gave 6 months notice that I did not wish to serve as managing partner of my firm anymore. Three months later I told my board that I wanted to go part time once my term was up as managing partner. We spent three months negotiating a compensation arrangement.
I just gave a mid year report to the managing partner about how my part time arrangement is going and indicated I wish to work (meaning bill) even less hours. We will see how it is received. Current plan is probably to stay to mid year next year. I will need a number of months to phase out. I have a lateral hire new associate working with me, which will help the phase out.
My goal is for all to go smooth for clients and firm, and if Mr. Apocalypse is right and all goes to heck, I can keep plugging along here indefinately. But I hope to be out by next May or June.
Billable hours so far this month: 42.
No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA