F1@1F’s Farewell

Posted in F1@1F Friends by Mike Sacks on April 3, 2011


On Friday I posted my part in an April Fool’s joke.  But this post, sadly, is no joke.

When F1@1F turned one year old at the end of this past December, I posted a short thank-you for your making F1@1F a deeply satisfying project.  At the time, I hadn’t realized that just a few months later, I’d have to re-extend those sentiments upon the closing of this site.

Tomorrow, I will be starting as a first-year associate at a law firm here in DC.  When I leave for work in the morning, I will be taking F1@1F off the air.  Accordingly, by the time many of you read this post in your morning email check or RSS sweep, the blog will be a memory.  Of course, due to my last batch of law school finals, intensive bar studies, getting a job offer, proposing to the First Lady of F1@1F, and preparing for the new gig, F1@1F has already been de facto wound-down.

Closing F1@1F will be bittersweet: while I’m incredibly proud of F1@1F and will miss having my own corner among Court watchers to contribute my commentary, I also feel very lucky to have a job in DC and a steady paycheck in a recovering-but-still-slow legal market.

Luckier still, my firm has assured me that it maintains a liberal publication policy.  So while this personal blog may disappear, I hope to return in due time as an active analyst in my firm’s own outlets or in op/ed pages across the country.

So I said it in December and I’ll say it again now: thank you all.  You have made this little project of mine into something far bigger than I had ever imagined.


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  1. Larken said, on April 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I dont know if I can handle this! How will I learn about the law? But Congrats Mike, you have opened the world up to our legal system (and gotten me into the NY Times) in which I am thankful!

  2. Bill Tyroler said, on April 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Congratulations and best of luck, Mike. Say hi to the FL for me.

  3. AD said, on April 3, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Congratulations and good luck with the job, Mike. How used to your fun and insightful commentary we all became. Be sure to let us know where we can read you next time you surface.

  4. Josh Blackman said, on April 3, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Mike, I am so sorry to see you go (from the blogophere). You have been a brilliant colleague, an insightful pundit, and a great friend. Best of luck to you for your future endeavors.

  5. John said, on April 3, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Thank you for your contributions. I am not a legal junky, but I understand that it is important to pay attention to the law and your place has been a great resource for stories that are not always covered often in the main stream media. Please let us know if you will continue to post on twitter and if there are any other blogs that you recommend.

  6. A.E. said, on April 3, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Congrats on everything and best of luck. Your writing fascinated and often floored us with its perceptiveness (and dare I say kindness? can you describe legal writing that way?), and you’ve got some loyal fans for it. Looking forward to the next piece, whenever and wherever that may be, and wishing you all the very best– you deserve nothing but.

  7. Andrew MacKie-Mason said, on April 4, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I’ve been reading almost since the beginning, but rarely commenting. I just wanted to let you know now that I’ve always been excited when your blog popped up in my RSS reader, and it was always the first place I turned to for an enjoyable and informative read. Good luck in the practice of law, and I’m sure I’ll continue to hear your name in the world of legal news and commentary.

  8. NJ said, on April 4, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Sad to see it go, congrats on the job tho!

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