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Being a lawyer means being the boss

Being a lawyer means being the boss. When I was in law school I remember always hearing the comment that, law school teaches you the law but it does not teach you how to be a lawyer. I still hear that comment from time to time, and obviously there is truth to the statement. I mean for better or for worse there is no class on billing hours.

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The inability to unwind

Lawyers are generally strung pretty tight. The edicts of our profession require us to perform different roles depending on our audience. According to the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct's Preamble, "A lawyer, as a member of the legal profession, is a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system and a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice." Add another layer of professional and personal requirements and one's responsibilities grows exponentially.

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In the blink of an eye

I saw my neighbor out walking the other day. I hadn’t seen her in a while and the first thought to go through my mind the instant I saw her was: “she’s lost weight.” As we drew closer and talked for a while, I realized that I wasn’t sure if she had or not. We weren’t talking about Biggest Loser territory. She just seemed a little slimmer. Her face seemed a little thinner…if that makes any sense.

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