I am writing not one, not two, but THREE legal memos in an effort, on three different cases, to persuade the judge to see it my way.
Gosh, I can't remember the last time "law" ever came up in conversation in court. The conversations are usually about one of two things: 1. What a bad and horrible person my client is based merely on the charges, and 2. why every single one of my clients who is charged with something should take the very fair plea being offered (to which I always respond, "It would only be fair / generous / reasonable if he were GUILTY, judge." And then they usually snort or snicker with disdain.)
With all this law stuff, I'm starting to feel like a real lawyer! The only reminder that I'm a fake lawyer is the difficulty I'm having with cogent legal writing. It's true that if you don't use it you lose it.
I'm looking forward to hearing "Defense application denied" without any rational factual or legal explanation at the end of these hours and hours and hours of work.