Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The vanishing trial?

Apparently, trials are rare (registration required). I keep forgetting that criminal defense is the one field in which trials are relatively common. Last fall at a party in New York, I met a number of big firm lawyers. Their stories were all about filings and discovery motions and partners who make them pick up their dry cleaning. My stories were all about smelly clients and picking fights with a judge because I was getting bored.

I need to remind myself just how lucky I am to be in court so much, even if it makes it hard to stay on top of the necessary busywork.