When I said, "Hectic litigation, here I come" on Tuesday's post, I had no idea that it would come too soon. That scheduling hearing I thought was this Friday is actually a pre-trial hearing, which is ultimately the last step before the big show.
Needless to say that I am a little nervous right now. I got the case on Tuesday, met my client for the first time today, will be flying solo tomorrow since my partner has a big interview he cannot get out of, and I very little idea of what could happen tomorrow. As a methodical planner and preparer, this is not the way I like to operate, but I know this is how the law operates. But it's hard to get someone, particularly a law student, to let go of control or be ok when we lose it.
I just need to keep repeating to myself: Breathe. Confidence. Speak Clearly.