June 24, 2015

A Day in the Life

I've been doing the blog thing for over 4 years now (wow, I can't even believe it!) and I've been lucky enough to get some great emails from readers asking me for advice or requesting that I do a certain type of post. I have to be honest and say that while I have answered every reader email asking for advice I have never done a single post request purely because I haven't had the time or forethought to plan it out. I really just take pics of the things that I wear - I don't usually think ahead. 
I think the beauty of being a lawyer is how flexible my schedule is and how no day is exactly the same (at least this has been my personal experience in the areas of law I've practiced for the past 3 years). Some days are spent entirely at my desk, preparing for hearings, depositions, answering discovery, or writing motions. Some days are spent entirely out of the office at trials, hearings, depositions, or mediations. When I was practicing criminal law, sometimes entire days would be spent meeting with clients at the jails. 
In the morning, I dress depending on what I have to do for the day. If I'm going to court, I wear a suit or a jacket with a dress. If I'm going to a deposition, I might wear a fun pencil skirt that wouldn't be appropriate for a hearing. If I'm staying in the office all day, I'll wear something like the outfit in this post. At my firm, which is (in general) a plaintiff's civil litigation firm, on average, I spend a few hours out of the office each day, whether in the morning or afternoon, and a few hours at my desk. It's refreshing to do different things and not to have to sit inside all day. I might start out the morning by going to court for some hearings, and then coming back to the office afterward. Or, I might go to the office in the morning, go to an afternoon deposition, and then come back again. Some days we have to stay "late" to prepare for hearings/depositions that will take place the next morning, and some days I'm out the door at 6:01 PM.  The great thing about my firm is that they allow the younger attorneys to participate in hearings and depositions that other firms might reserve for more senior people. 
It can be redundant talking about law firms and how different they all are - but my advice is to find one that fits you and your professional needs. For me, I value constantly learning (it keeps the law from being boring), gaining courtroom experience, and having a congenial atmosphere with my coworkers. I know this post was super vague (like I said, it's really hard to explain a typical day because one day is never the same) but if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments or email me at professionallypetite@gmail.com. 
Jacket: Loft
Shirt: Loft (similar)
Jeans: Paige
Rings: David Yurman & Macys (the real deal)
Shoes: Pour la Victoire (similar)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban

7 comments:

  1. Those pants with those shoes are incredible!! Super cute outfit :)

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  2. What a great outfit! I'm definitely gonna have to recreate it. Love the stacked rings too!

    Roxi - www.goldenpolkadots.blogspot.com

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  3. thank you! and the best part is the jeans feel like leggings, and the shoes are surprisingly comfortable!

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  4. This is one of my favorite outfits of yours! So chic but fun too :)

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  5. I like this post and found your blog through Fran's. I am about to begin my 2L year and I enjoyed reading about your experience as an attorney!

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