It seems like only yesterday I was attending my first motion, settlement conference and spending countless hours deciphering paper jams, but here I am eight months down and just two to go. With the anticipation of my Bar Call in June fast approaching perhaps the one thing I have learned most during my articles is the true meaning of the term ‘Practicing Law’.
While I have had the opportunity to work toward improving certain aspects of my practice by attending to similar matters over and over, I have quickly realized that even the most trivial of matters can keep you on your toes. For example, when you think you had perfected the best way of advocating for a particular client within the realm of a small claims settlement conference, you soon meet your match, whether it be an unreasonable unrepresented, a brilliant opposing counsel or a hardened judge. One again you are back to practicing new techniques and learning new ways of advocating. It all comes back to practice, and if I have learned one thing during my articles it’s that the practice part of law never ends.