Cinco de Mayo for Lawyers: Launch Day
As of 5 PM on May 5, 2011, Hire an Esquire is fully open for business. What better day than Cinco de Mayo for Hire an Esquire to open its virtual doors? Cinco de Mayo commemorates an unexpected victory on the path to Mexican Independence. We see the launch of Hire an Esquire as a victory on the path to Attorney Independence; and the story of how an attorney and various start-up veterans came together to create Hire an Esquire.
When we "pushed the button" to make the fully functional site public (picture at right) it was a long journey from almost 2 years ago when one late summer night I presented my idea to Edwin, a technology wizard, during Quizzo at Fergie's. I was the rare lawyer out well past midnight on a Wednesday night with my techie, entrepreneurial friends. Why? Because I was on a precious, short summer break between projects as a contract attorney.
Edwin offered to help me execute my idea. I would think he didn't know what he was getting himself into, but since he founded and sold another company after being on the team of one smashingly successful startup, I think he did. This began the long path where we would pick up a few co-founders, angel investors, and many other crucial parties that have participated in or otherwise supported the endless hours of work that got us where we are today!
There's still much work ahead. We're currently adding features that our attorneys and clients have requested. We're working to get lots of legal jobs for our registered attorneys all over the country, but for now we're excited for the many visionaries, including the 250+ talented freelance attorneys who have signed up with Hire an Esquire and who are joining us in transforming the legal careers. ¡Viva la revolución!
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