Look, I know… attorneys are the worst.
But you have to admit, trial attorneys are the best of the worst. Who hasn’t fantasized about emulating the protagonists of A Few Good Men or My Cousin Vinny?
I was a criminal trial lawyer for four years and loved every second of it, but competing priorities led me to a freelance writing career. Still, sometimes when my only audience is my computer screen instead of a jury hanging on my every word, I do miss the courtroom.
I may never have had a transcendent moment like Tom Cruise did when he got Jack Nicholson to admit to homicide, but I did learn a few lessons in court that you can apply to freelance blogging. [Read more…]