What a week! There were not enough hours available to do everything I needed to do this week. That’s what weekends are for. I filed a new lawsuit, tried an arbitration, handled a full day mediation, filed a motion for preliminary injunction, served discovery responses, and much, much more. Each case and each task requires attention to detail and a great deal of knowledge about the facts of the case, the client’s needs, and the strategic goals that have been discussed. These are the kinds of weeks that shine a bright light upon whether or not you enjoy being a trial lawyer.
Do you have the energy and drive to put in the hours? Can you handle the stress and anxiety? Can you perform under pressure and manage your time wisely? But most importantly – do you enjoy it? If you cannot answer yes to each of these questions, get out of the arena.