Life after trial

 Illustration by  Jay Flynn.

Illustration by Jay Flynn.

I believe that lawyers take too much credit when a trial is won and too much responsibility when a trial is lost.

Of course this is our j.o.b.  We are in it to win it.  Our client's well being is our number one top absolute priority.  And regardless of the reasons why sometimes we cannot convince the judge or jury of our position - it totally bites when we lose.

That said we can only celebrate the wins or grieve the losses for so long.  We have to be resilient.  This means not ruminating to the point where we cannot give our other cases our full attention.

For trial lawyer survival reasons - I don't take time off after even the most grueling of trials.   It's not that I don't care.  I care to the depths of my soul.   But I have to tuck the elation or grief away.  And move forward to the next battle