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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Today in My Life

This morning started off relatively well. I came to the realization that what they say is true: if men had breasts they'd probably never leave the house. I'm not particularly entranced with my pair, but this morning I spend a good 5 minutes of precious getting ready time peeling off the sunburnt skin between them. I love to peel and the only other place I'm peeling is my upper back, which is infinitely more difficult for me to reach.

Today was an OK work day. I billed just fine, but feel like I'm not quite keeping up with my workload. Numerous deadlines loom and it remains to be seen whether I'll make them all. Partners who know I'm busy probably couldn't believe their eyes when I left work at 4:20 or so...but I was headed out to volunteer for a couple hours for the local bar association.

They had Ask a Lawyer night - it's still so crazy to me that I'm a lawyer, but I am. And so people asked me questions. I loved it. It was like triaging at the hospital (which I used to do), except the emergencies were legal instead of medical. That said, almost every single person I spoke with had medical problems intertwined with their legal issues. For some the medical problems were at the heart of their legal troubles, like those in debt due to outstanding medical bills. Others are clearly dealing with mental issues (can you say manic!?!) that are probably getting in the way of their being able to effectively deal with their legal matters.

Either way, I enjoyed it and even though I couldn't offer much but some referral line numbers and a little encouragement, I think I helped at least one person. Her situation as she described it is bleak and going nowhere, but she really needed what many of the patients I used to see at the hospital often needed: someone to listen. I did, and she left smiling and with a plan of action, while I fought back my tears so I could help the next person.


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Taking Down Words
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Overheard in New York
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