It has been an amazing few days, this truly is the best experience I have ever had. I spent a significant amount of time a few weeks ago on a very complicated auto theft case, interviewing multiple witnesses to get a story map together (the case will be dismissed after the defendant pays her restitution... yes I am a tiny bit proud... :) ) This week, I have a murder case that I am working on and have been busy watching police videos of witness interviews and compiling information. These past few weeks have been some of the most fascinating, invigorating and enjoyable weeks of my life.
Whether I am reading cases, calling clients, sitting in a court room or filling out an accounting form for a will, I am so invested in and interested in what I am doing that nothing else matters to me, I can't explain it really, I am just so happy! One reason that I love it here so much is that these cases are not classroom assignments where no ones lives are really affected, and some teacher just makes something up the night before. These cases that I work on, the outcome actually means something to people.
I am midway through week five and any doubt I possibly had that I shouldn't become a lawyer is gone, I know this is what I was meant to be. I love coming to work everyday because when I get something done I feel very accomplished. It is nice to wake up and want to jump right out of bed to start my day. I am so happy I have a few more weeks here and I cannot wait to see what is in store for me!