Entering week 4 of the craziest, steepest and exciting-ist learning cuuuurve of my life.
In the past few weeks I have been; clueless, excited, relieved, sleep deprived, baby barrister, counsellor, preacher, blagger, hungry, emotional and the list continues.
Particular highlights include client calling solicitor and telling them I am the ‘beautifulist most caring person in the world’ following her conditional discharge, prepping all night for my first trial which was then dropped following some prosecution prodding and an emotional mum relieved for her 17 year old boy following charge being dropped hugging me and thanking Allah.
Non-highlights; two of the most uncooperative coDs ever who seemed to think despite being their lawyer I was operating for the other side…! Having to tell a sobbing man who has been on remand for nearly 6 months, now extended for longer that he isn’t coming out.
Emotionally challenging. Rewarding. Draining. Exhilarating.
Have to put up with the dark circles and sadly nowhere near as cute as a panda, but alas I wake up every morning and hope I can make a change to someone- however slight.
And to me.