Encounter with Clerks

Bar & Bench November 4 2011

As a junior lawyer, one comes across difficult people and situations on a daily basis. It is expected that these are dealt with in a cool and calm manner. However,the true test of a junior's mettle is the encounter with the one individual who is the hardest to handle, the office clerk.

I often feel that being a good lawyer is a lot like being a tightrope walker. A good lawyer is one who is a master at the art of balance; a dose of aggression with the right amount of defensiveness, a touch of drama in an . . .

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