Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Today...

I won my first case! Hopefully if the State does not appeal our client will be entitled to his backpay. I must say it felt really good to win against the state - my employment in Springfield along with dealing with many cases against the state has left me with great disgust for the Illinois State government. Now I must say some of this is particularly aimed at a particular governor - who made history today by technically being impeached "twice." But the majority of my remaining frustration and resentment comes from a few less than pleasant assistant attorney generals and counsel for the state agency's. Which leads me to the biggest challenge I face as a lawyer. I notice that the partners I am learning from all are so very friendly with opposing counsel in person. While I have no problem exchanging pleasantries and hello's I have no desire to chat with them about their children or their personal lives. And I should further explain that its not all attorney's I feel this way with, its just a few select few. It's those that have made objections just for the sake of objecting, or literally made things up in pleadings, or that file bogus motions just to procrastinate.... it's these attorneys that drive me absolutely nuts! I'd like to think that I would never do such things because I would never want a judge to question my creditability. Some of these things I also find unethical because I know they are done just to add additional work, which means extra and unnecessary expenses to the clients. Therefore I find these attorneys annoying, unintelligent and just plain despicable, which is why other than exchanging casual greetings I have no desire whatsoever to converse with them. I am not sure if my feelings are a "woman thing" - since women generally hold onto things; or it is just a personal or rookie thing. Either way, the point of my story was that this is something that I am going to have to get over.

1 comment:

Celia said...

Congrats!!! I am so proud :) I agree with you about the pleasantries... I wouldn't want to either with the annoying attorneys!