What I didn’t know when I started is that lawyers are storytellers. I should have known this, of course. That’s what my dad does so well. But the story – the detail, the arc, and the substance—are what we spend our days crafting. Of course we read the cases and statutes, and we master causes of action and rules of evidence. But our jobs are to tell people’s stories–and to tell them in a way that makes sense in this framework. It is history. It is public policy. And it is about the people. It is what my dad told me.
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