Monday, April 28, 2014

I Want the Truth! (Or Just an NG.)

There's nothing more exciting in the life of a lawyer than a jury trial.  When I was young, I'd watch Law & Order and dream of being Jack McCoy.  As I got older, I wanted to be Lieutenant Daniel Caffey in A Few Good Men, which is still one of my all-time favorite movies.
These days, my trial attorney hero is Mickey Haller of The Lincoln Lawyer.  I just don't want his clients...
This week, I'll be in a jury trial-- only the second of my career.  My first came only about a year after I started practicing, and I've been antsy for another one ever since.  My case this week isn't the strongest, but as long as I have something to argue, I'm set.  

I managed to hold off the nerves and anxiety through the weekend, but now that I'm in the office and making final preparations, I can feel the adrenaline and nerves starting up.  There's no rush quite like beginning an opening statement to a jury.  Except maybe hearing the words, "not guilty."

Can't wait to get started tomorrow!


  1. woohoo! I love how you combined this with pictures and stories of lawyers you like. I hope you feel even smarter then them when you are in action.

  2. That definitely sounds exciting! I'm sure you'll do great!

  3. I was as always told I could be a good lawyer as I know how to fight good apparently. Then I was on my first jury and got to see it first hand, one of the lawyers it was her first trial, and she tried to get us to pity her for her first time. We ruled in favor of the others and the newbie wasn't happy

    Good luck*

  4. Can't wait to hear how it's going!!! :)

  5. I want to come to a courtroom when you are in a jury trial! :)