Pro tip: extra court clothes in the office
Posted on August 17th, 2012
You know how you have the dream where it’s the end of the semester and you realize you’ve been taking a math class that you haven’t attended since the beginning of school and now it’s time for the final and holy crap, what are you going to do?
That’s my version of it, anyway. It always annoys me that it was a math class, because how stereotypical could I get? Also, I’m way too OCD to not go to class, and forget about a class? Right. Even in ye olde college days, I had a paper planner that outlined every class every day. And a Newton. There would be no forgetting.
When I started practicing law? Voilà, a new unprepared dream. This is the court appearance I didn’t know about and I’m at the courthouse but don’t have the file and the case could be dismissed if I don’t do a great job…at the hearing I had no idea about. Sometimes I don’t even know the facts of the case.
Sadly? This one happens. Unless you have really great 1) staff, 2) case management software, and 3) a boss who remembers to tell staff or put dates on the calendar? Yeah. Just like I have to send my kid to school with a set of spare clothes with her name written on the tags?
Always keep a court suit at the office for those unexpected court appearances.