But it's been a very fruitful, if completely exhausting, time. On Monday I was assigned to the Careers Fair (where our task was basically to promote the firm). At the end of the entire event one of the partners asked if she could put my name down for the next day (and the next year), because, apparently, "You did such a great job." ...I suppose if HR tells me that I'm a great salesperson I'm doing something right? Was very amused when said partner asked me halfway through the event, "How many cups of coffee did you drink?! How are you so bubbly and energetic?" NO CUPS OF COFFEE, IT'S ALL ME IN THERE, REALLY. ... and then we all went back to the firm and I stayed til 8.40pm.
One of the law students asked me when the latest I got off work was. I laughed and said, "Oh no! I wish you'd asked me before last week!" Because last Friday night, I left the office at 1.10am. My Dad called to ask where I was, and when I told him I was leaving, he told me I was nuts. DADDY, BOSS'S WORD = LAW, YES?
Today was... my first hearing! Which naturally generated a phenomenal amount of work (and since both parties need to put in more submissions, this means even more work).
This Friday sees the setting-down of trial dates for a matter that - let's just say that when I informed an associate that I'd been put on it, he laughed and said, "GOOD LUCK, YOU'LL NEED IT." ... and I do. These hours I've been doing are all for this one matter. And we haven't even set trial dates yet. I don't want to think about what life will be like once trial dates are set.
But, you know, even as work is killing me: AT LEAST I'LL DIE HAPPY, because:
☆ llamrei posted these AMAZING RE-RELEASE COVERS of the YGO Ancient Egypt arc. FABULOUS WAY TO END A DAY (or start a morning, as the case may be) that included INTENSIVE RESEARCH on a case that began, "The plaintiff resided in Egypt..."
★ kurot has an AMAZING POST on Reborn doujin, Reborn doujin events, Reborn cosplayers, and Japan. If you're a Reborn fan, it's GUARANTEED TO BLOW YOUR MIND. ♥
Oh, and also, a startling number of leading lawyers have known right-hand men. It was surprising to me, but perhaps it should not have been so, as a fair bit of legal practice is conducted in teams and by teamwork, it only is sensible for every boss to have his (or her!) right-hand man. But to actually have other members of the legal profession able to identify them and say, "Oh, so-and-so is his right-hand man," and recite their entire history together, that did come as a surprise.
Doesn't help that 80% of my office wardrobe could clothe the entire Ten Years Later!Reborn cast. LONG LIVE THE BLACK AND WHITE. (Even if having to wear it continuously does drive me to dress in violent fuchsia pink on the days court attendance is not imminent).