Hello, loyal readers and tipsters of Above the Law. Here at ATL, which recently celebrated its fourth birthday, things continue to thrive in terms of readership, revenue, and other metrics. As always, we have you to thank — for your thoughts, ideas, and criticisms, as we continue to grow and get better.
One of the keys to the success of the Above the Law community has always been the interaction between the editors and the readers. We want to write about what you want to talk about. The best way for us to do that is for you to tell us what you want to read about — and what you know about. Obviously we can’t write about something if we don’t know about it (and you can’t always rely on someone else to let us know).
Today we’ve set up a new way for our readers to get in touch with us. ATL now has a Google Voice account: 646-820-TIPS (or 646-820-8477). Now, whether you are at home or at work, you can send Above the Law text messages from the privacy of your own phone.
While reports of firms tracking associate communications have been ridiculously exaggerated — honestly, guys, they have better things to do — we understand that lawyers are a risk-averse bunch. And the layoffs, for any reason or no reason at all, have certainly put everyone on edge. Hopefully, the Google Voice account will add just another layer of anonymity between your private thoughts or concerns and the prying eyes of others.
Since we have a lot of new readers these days, let’s go through all the different ways you can contact Above the Law….
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (these emails go to both David Lat and Elie Mystal, and we read pretty much all of them — although we can’t respond personally to each one due to volume, for which we apologize)
- Telephone: 212-334-1871 (dial ext. 3 for Elie or ext. 9 for Lat)
- Text Messages: 646-820-TIPS (646-820-8477)
- Facebook Messages: David Lat or Elie Mystal
- Twitter: tweet @DavidLat or @ElieNYC
- Snail Mail (yes, we do get letters, and not just from prisoners):
262 Mott Street, Suite 102A,611 Broadway, Suite 907D, New York, NY 10012
As you can see, we’re really not that hard to get a hold of. Hopefully our new number will make things even easier. After all, texting is very popular with lawyers these days.
Thanks again for all of your passionate support. Like many of you, we’re looking forward to a busy and rewarding — bonuses are so close you can taste them, can’t you? — fourth quarter.