Well, the first couple months in the practice of law has been successful; mostly in family and in magistrate (misdemeanor criminal offenses) court. Four disposed of cases and four wins (win=client is happy and got a result that met or exceeded their informed and reasonable expectation going in).
But the bell of a loss will be coming soon. How do you deal with your emotions after telling that client, “Sorry, pal. I did my best. These next 6 months in jail will go quick.” Or “Sorry you lost custody of your kid. That supervised visitation every two weeks for four hours will at least let you see him.”
Have you had disappointed clients go all over town and slander you about what a crappy lawyer you are? Call you crying? Yell and scream at you?
Personally, I think I’ll have to get drunk to handle it. Suggestions?