Thursday, June 08, 2006
A little light reading...
So, you want to know what I've been doing lately? See above.
I kid you not. This is actually a pile of documents from one case that just settled, so I was able to take them out of my file drawer... To replace them with a similar stack of paper on a new case.
My job on this one is to read everything, sift through to identify the "important facts" and then research to see what types of legal claims would be supported by these facts. It's sort of like a really long exam question, now that I think of it. And really, it's pretty interesting. I feel like a detective, putting bits and pieces together.
It feels endless, though. So today I am taking a break but still finishing an important legal task.
As in most professions, lawyers are required to do a certain amount of legal education annually. The reporting year for my bar association ends on June 30, which means I have to finish up my continuing legal education credits. Through the wonder of modern technology, I can view programs online AND download "podcast" seminars! So, this morning is dedicated to listening to an online seminar on evidence. Luckily, my sewing machine is about 5 feet from my computer. So I can sew and listen to the seminar at the same time.
Legal education has never been so enjoyable.