Thursday, November 16, 2006

Trial

During the last few days, I have been frantically preparing for a pro bono contested divorce trial. It is the first trial that I have ever done, and I've been forced many a time to go back to my Bar outlines to figure out such basic things as rules of evidence and admissibility. Yikes! I'm having a mild heart attack.

I was up until 5 am last night, came back to the office at 9 am, and have been working around the clock today. All of this will be done by the end of the day tomorrow, but until then there's still a direct to complete, exhibits to identify, copy and mark, a motion to prepare, subpoenas to draft, and a myriad of other tasks. I'm freaking out a little because I want to do right by my client. We'll see what happens. Cross your fingers.

One thing I've realized is that Judges have a tendency to yell at attorneys, so I think I can handle that. I just "Yes, your honor" them to death. I have a feeling there's going to be a lot of yelling and a lot of "Yes, your honor"s tomorrow.

One thing is for certain: After 5 pm tomorrow, I'm going to be doing some serious drinking. (Which for me is like 3 drinks. Any more and I'm under the table!).

4 comments:

gravelly said...

Good luck tomorrow, Buttercup! I will be thinking of you!

Tracy said...

I hope the trial tomorrow goes very well and that the judge will honor your client with his ruling. Hang in there, Buttercup...your vacation is just around the corner!

InterstellarLass said...

I know you will do fantastic! What do they say in the legal profession? Break a gavel?

Anonymous said...

Buttercup, you are going to ROCK! I won't wish you luck because I'm sure you won't need it.

As for the judge...yea...they yell...I guess you just have to take it...and then laugh it off...it makes for a good pub story at a later point!