I Don't Wanna Be a Cog in Someone Else's Wheel

There are a lot of reasons why attorneys go into the solo practice of law, but I would dare say that the main reason is that we solos have decided that we do not want to be a cog in someone else's wheel. We do not even have to be in our own wheel. In this digital age we do not need such mechanics. We survive and thrive on the bases of 1s and 0s. We are binary. We have replaced the old mechanics with digital electronic circuitry. We know we can now place the operation of our legal system on the same path. Solos yearn for independence, as opposed to hegemony or colonization. We do not wish to be protectorates. This means we want self-governance. I mean we wish to govern ourselves, our time, our interest, our resources, our minds, and cogs are controlled by other powers.

—Chuck Newton