Caught Up in the Whirlwind

ORIGINALLY POSTED 9/8/10–Whew! I have had a whirlwind of a day and have so much to tell you!

A Labor Day weekend it was—I labored for three days on my outlines. I am current on two and nearly there on the third.  Friday I ran errands and worried because I got no studying done.  However, last week was super busy so ultimately I was ok with taking the day off.  I made up for it the rest of the weekend though with each day devoted to one subject; it was brutal.  So much for a short week, it’s the same amount of work just shoved into less time!

Next Monday one of my student organizations is hosting Texas First Lady Anita Perry at the law school.  We are hoping for a wonderful turn out, but getting there takes lots of planning.  Fliers must be made and distributed, invitations printed, facilities reserved and logistics coordinated.  I think it will be quite a notable event to have such a distinguished guest here and I am hoping that the whole law school community will take this opportunity to come hear her speak.  I have to thank her office for being so gracious and the First Lady for taking time to come visit our school.

Update on my aunt’s case:  I met with a lawyer in Austin and prepared a fully detailed notebook containing everything I’ve gathered about the accident.  The attorney was visibly impressed with my work.  He reviewed the liabilities of the case with me in detail; unlike he would a “regular” client.  He figured that as a law student I’d be able to follow, which I did.  His candor was refreshing. He ultimately declined the case because it was too far away, but he offered to refer it to other attorneys in San Antonio.  By the time I got home from our meeting, I had two referrals, one of whom took the case.  This attorney was also impressed with my work and as a result he’s invited me to sit second chair (i.e. “co-counsel”) at the trial.  That’s pretty darned awesome!

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About LegalTrenches

I graduated law school in May 2012 and have been blogging about my experience as a non-traditional student since my 2L year. I live over 200 miles from my law school and so I commuted two round trips a week from the beginning. I put almost 1000 miles a week on my car. Law school is crazy. It's even crazier as a non-traditional commuter student, but I wouldn't have had it any other way! I blogged my way through bar prep and sat for the July 2012 Texas Bar exam. Hopefully some of my experiences will help out those taking the bar exam after me. On Nov. 1, 2012, I received my bar results and became an officially licensed Texas lawyer! Follow me as I transition into the legal world as a brand new baby lawyer. I'll try to keep it light and promise to keep it real.

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