Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Clinical Highs & Lows

The reason I like to document my experiences in the law clinic is because it is such a crash-course learning situation. Even though I've worked in many legal settings over the past two and a half years, there is something different about entirely having your own clients, especially clients who can not normally afford legal representation.

Being the type to take cases to heart, this has been a real roller coaster in emotions particularly in these last few weeks as we are wrapping up cases and having to say goodbye.

There have been many moments of futility and frustration. From the times when you get belittled or flat-out ignored by opposing counsel, to finding out about trial the day before. And there there are many moments of pride and accomplishment. From the times you meet your client's family and come up with a good solution, to speaking infront of court the first time, to helping your client find a suit for his job interview.

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