Monday, December 21, 2009

A Long, Long Year

So, this year is drawing to a close. I have tried:
  • Two Murders
  • An Aggravated Sexual Battery
  • An Aggravated Sodomy
  • A Rape/Aggravated Assault
  • An Armed Robbery
  • A Burglary
  • and ... something else.

I tried and retried a murder with my boss as second chair. I've closed somewhere near 325 cases. I have been tired most of the year and feeling worn very thin.

Last week, I learned that the County CEO is asking us to eliminate 13 positions, in a 50 lawyer office.

Nonetheless, I'm feeling a little upbeat. I'm moving to a new courtroom after the first of the year and it sounds like it will suit my workstyle a little more. I'll be partnered with a great lawyer, from whom I know that I can learn a lot, and I'll be working with at least one prosecutor that I already know, from previous courtroom assignments. All in all, the change is going to be good.

Assuming that I am still employed.