THE CIRCLE OF ADVISORS, ONE OF AN ONGOING SERIES OF ESSAYS ON "THINGS IMPORTANT TO EVERY LAWYER"
Part I: Considering Drake
There’s a story about a lawyer, well known in my part of the country. I’ll call him Drake. A born entrepreneur, Drake ran a successful personal injury firm. Drake’s practice was so successful, in fact, that his biggest problem was where to purchase his next vacation home. He couldn’t decide between Aspen or Hartford, Connecticut. It was an important decision, but not the sort of lives-hanging-in-the-balance decision to which Drake had become accustomed to making as a big-time personal injury lawyer. As he played one realtor off another, negotiating like the pro that he was, Drake reported to his friends that he was becoming bored with his life. He made this unexpected claim with just a hint of self-pity, tipping his head slightly to the left and then looking down at the floor. It wasn’t an easy thing to watch.
It was at about this time that our local federal court announced a job opening for U.S. Magistrate. ...
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