Saturday, June 14, 2008

It's Like I'm a Real Lawyer

A week and a half ago, I became a real lawyer. I represented a client in an arbitration. I examined our witness, I cross-examined their witness, and I gave an opening and closing statement. I was a lawyer.

It's sort of weird, because I've been a member of the bar and practicing law since last October. But when you're a specialist, dealing almost entirely with the minutiae of a tiny subsection of federal law, you don't really feel like you're doing what you thought a lawyer would do.

That's not to say I don't enjoy my actual work. I enjoy it quite a bit, actually. But a pro bono case here and there is pretty cool. Yes, it was a pro bono case. If you were a paying client of the firm, you'd get a considerably more competent attorney. That being said, I think I did quite well.

I'll let you all know when I get the arbitrator's decision.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

In my defense...

I have been nagging Fishfrog over the last month to post something. It's not my fault.

On a different note, Fishfrog and I went to the super ginormous Obama rally in Portland a few weeks ago. Even though we were smashed in the middle of a mass of 70,000 people, it was pretty fun. Here is the picture we took on my phone. Obama is the fuzzy white dot in the middle.