Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Trials and Tribulations

Man, this job thing is rough.  Yesterday was not such a good day.  The judge was in a bad mood, which put the court staff in a bad mood, which made everyone else edgy.  I had some good cases, then took on a case that I shouldn't have.  I had to talk to several attorneys about it, one who gave me a thorough tongue-lashing, and I could feel my face turning red and tears coming to my eyes.  My supervisor is not going to be pleased when it comes this case comes to light, and rightfully so.  I'm dreading it.  I feel like a scolded puppy so I'm trying to lay low and stay quiet for now. I was so stressed when I got home last night that inevitably, the thoughts of "Maybe I should have been a librarian" crossed my mind.  I've been sick for two weeks, and I get healthy for about a day and then get sicker the next... and today is one of the less healthy days.  Whew.  Well, at least it's only a 3 day week.  Nothing's been done that can't be undone, and no one's the worse for it.  Except perhaps my ego.
I'm really looking forward to a long weekend of home, warmth, and turkey. 
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

How can you choose your cases? Doesn't the PD's office have to take all of them? On a bright note, at least you can look forward to it snowing tomorrow.

womanofthelaw said...

The PD's office does take all cases - but I'm only qualified to do very few. No one's going to hand me a homicide. Anyway, I ended up taking a case that probably requires more skill and knowledge than I have at this point, but I'm hoping that it will also be a good way to learn.

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Absolutely. You learn best by doing.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Blonde Justice said...

When I was new, one of my bosses told me, "When you mess up, come tell me. There's nothing you can screw up that we can't unscrew if you let me know."

That's good advice.

And when I was new I often dove into the cases that other people who started with me wouldn't touch yet. But, you learn by doing, so just get in there. And don't be afraid to ask anyone and everyone for help. That, too, is how you learn.

AND USE YOUR SICK TIME!!! Don't feel guilty about it. Remember, you don't want to get those poor clients, some of whom already have weak immune systems, sick.