Work Boots, Not Wing Tips: Lawyer's Lessons from the Oil Rig

Texas Lawyer has signed up Alan Bush as a freelance contributor.  His latest article, "Work Boots, Not Wing Tips: Lawyer's Lessons from the Oil Rig," appeared in the Out of Order: In House Texas section on October 14. 

Here's what Alan had to say about spending a day out on an oil rig:

A day on an oil rig does a lawyer a world of good, even on a hot July day in the Brazos Valley.  I knew it from the second my boots hit the gravel.  This wasn’t cushy CLE, but I knew I’d learn a lot.  Life in the oil patch isn’t easy — neither is lawyering in the courtroom or the boardroom.  But spending time with folks on that rig left me with some lasting lessons...

Read the full article for more.  In it, Alan lays out what some oil patch lessons mean for law practice:

  • Get out on the rig floor.
  • Get your hands dirty.
  • Feed a hungry client.
  • Understand who is the rock star.
  • Do it yourself.
  • Cover your home front.