Thursday, December 9, 2010

Double win for me!

JD got pulled into B-Dub's office - closed door style - today. JD does not work for him, so I was intrigued.

Turns out, JD is preparing Happy-Go-Lucky Partner for trial and it's JD's first one. My, how he is growing up! Brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it?

Well, Vannah was assigned the lovely supervising Paralegal position. Thank goodness. I got super lucky because I had to supervise the last trial over Partner's daughter, whom I really like, and I would have hated - HATED - having to deal with JD's wanna be know-it-all, better-than-everyone-else attitude. I just hope the next trial isn't one I get assigned to with him. Poor Vannah!

He went back to his desk, like the eager back end of a beaver that he is, and started an audio CLE on how useful diagrams are at trial. ( Did you know there are lots of different kinds of diagrams? No, it's true.) He turned it up so loud that the whole office could hear it and one of the partners told him to turn it down. Come on, didn't you go to law school? I think diagrams are the least of his worries.

Secretary also got assigned to help JD. DOUBLE WIN FOR ME! How many people does it take to assist one person? Seriously? It's not a big trial. She came to me later with the Jury Instructions I drafted for my last trial and handed me a marked-up draft and a book. She asked me if I knew why B-Dub handed her the book.  "Yes," I said, "and I also know why you didn't bother to ask him when he handed it to you." Two mysteries, solved!

In any event, I was not assigned to supervise the trial, and couldn't be happier about that.

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