This whole thing with my pro bono case has gotten me thinking – what the hell did I learn in law school? I mean, you’re there for three years. I must have picked up something. I do remember a lengthy on-call session in torts where I was grilled about the responsibilities of a homeowner if someone steps into a bear trap. You can imagine how useful that lecture has been.
But faced with an honest to god case, I feel like I know about as much as someone who watches Judge Judy. I hate to admit this but it took me 24 hours to figure out how to file an Appearance. I was given a mentor, as promised, but she wasn’t very helpful. I would email her a question, and she would email me one sentence back: READ THE RULES.
I did something smart and asked for a new mentor. I only had one conversation with him but I feel a lot clearer on the way to proceed. And it’s a good thing, because I get to go visit the ladies of probate court on Monday morning.