Monday, September 13, 2010

Pride goeth, I splatteth

A couple of months ago I interviewed at another firm in the city. It was a solid interview but I didn't get an offer. I wasn't going to take the offer had it come, but I always like having options.

As this is a small town trapped in a big city, I now have a case where the partner I interviewed with is the lead opposing counsel. Due to my pride, I was determined to leave an impression on this attorney. I took charge in front of the judge, mapped out the coming events in the case and got the court to enter the order that I was looking to get. Since I was taking charge, I drafted the order.

And promptly wrote down the wrong date and time.

That'll show them.