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Motion practice, or something like it

Today is a solid office day. For me, at least. I was supposed to be at 26th and California, with Raymond, but I figured that because I have two huge motions that need to be done by this Friday, my time would be better spent at the office, while he worked our sex cases that […]

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“The Worst They Can Say Is No:” What I’ve learned about bravery

My career, fledgling though it is, has been transformative. There is no doubt about that. It has changed me in many ways I see clearly, and many ways that I’m sure I don’t – yet. I thrill to each new discovery about myself, and my character, and my outlook, and I’m sure I’ll keep growing […]

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The List: Because I’m so tired of being a timid, passive, boring little thing.

This is basically the plot of a lame romantic comedy starring Katherine Heigl or some other non-descript White Woman, but that’s okay, because I won’t let that stop me. And while I muddle my way through this, you guys are, sadly, along for the ride and will just have to bear with me, and possibly […]

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So … we might not be the ones Anita Alvarez is trying to reach out to.

On Friday, August 16, I attended the Abby Foundation’s Women Together annual luncheon in Tinley Park. The foundation is named after Abigail Adams, and the luncheon was such a nice event. The speaker this year was Anita Alvarez, the Cook County States Attorney. For those not familiar with the title, that means she’s the boss […]

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I exist, I promise.

I think I remember saying that I was going to make more of an effort to share some current pictures of me on this blog, just to convince you guys that I exist and am not some middle-aged white man sitting in his mother’s basement in Butte, Montana, pretending to be a tiny, awkward, little […]

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Sigh.

We just put on an almost three-day trial in Cook County. We lost. I am devastated. But still, I’m reminded of all the reasons why I wanted to be a criminal defense attorney. This is the life I chose, and I don’t regret it for a second. I’m a little more disillusioned, but not disheartened. […]

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“Isn’t it funny how your dreams come true?”

That was what my boss said to me after I told him this story. And I couldn’t agree more – it’s pretty hilarious how my life has worked out. And continues to work out. It’s pretty hilarious how all of these things I never thought would be possible just kind of … show up. So […]

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I had lunch with THE Andrea Lyon a month ago!

I didn’t blog about this yet, did I? I know a lot of you (a LOT of you) were very curious about it, and also very excited for me, which was very sweet of you. When I mentioned it on Twitter, I got all sorts of replies from people who greatly admired her work (um, […]

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So I joined a gym for the first time ever.

You guys. I joined a gym. :| An actual gym. Not like that fake gym that I joined that got raided by the FBI a week later. @BobBlahBlawg STILL hasn’t let me live that down. No, no, this is a real, legit gym. With treadmills and weird stair machines and more weight machines than I’ve […]

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Impostor Syndrome – Anyone Else Have It?

No, I’m seriously asking: does anyone else suffer from Impostor Syndrome? Because I have a feeling a lot of us do. I know I do, and if any of y’all have any tips as to how to deal with it, I’m all ears. Now, obviously, we all carry around baggage, and this isn’t going to […]

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