Well hello there blog! It's nice to see you at this late hour of 5:30 pm! There were a few quirks with a supposedly scheduled post so here I am. Where have I been all day? Well, I just tried my very first jury trial, start to finish, all by myself. Yes, I'm a big girl lawyer now. I have tried many cases without a jury on my own, and I've tried many jury trials as an assistant, but I have never tried one totally by myself. I actually started one a few months ago but it was settled before I did my opening statements, so I don't think that counts. I had a great experience and felt like I did a good job. I've definitely caught the trial bug and am ready and raring to go on the next one (ok, maybe that's not true--maybe I need a good long rest). Anyway, just wanted to check in, say I'm sorry if I've been neglecting you these past few days, but work comes before blog and I needed to be on my A-game. Thanks for all of your support and encouragement!