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July 24, 2020

Practicing law? It's never about you, Jack.

From a comment--the kind of comment we've been making here since 2005--I made on ATL Surrogate this morning about advice to new associate lawyers:

Practicing law is never about you.

Learn how to be good lawyer on those sporadic and few but inevitable days when the worse possible things are happening to you personally and/or professionally or around you. I.e., Your car breaks down on the middle of the 14th Street Bridge one morning. You are sick. A child or parent is sick. Your wife just left you. Someone close to you dies. You just received some bad news about a certain case.

A client--any client--will still come first. You really don't get to have a bad day.

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The Patient Job, Gerard Seghers (1591–1651). National Gallery in Prague.

Posted by JD Hull at July 24, 2020 11:26 AM

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