Maggie started her new job as a real live* lawyer yesterday. She’s working for a small firm here in town called The Wenholz Law Firm. She really likes the people and had a great first day. She was all big, big smiles when she came home.
We got this job thanks to a friend’s recommendation (thank you, Kathy!) and we believe it’s going to work out perfectly. It’s a one lawyer shop with a supporting staff of about 3 or 4. The offices are in a quaint old house off Bee Caves and close to my school so we can meet for lunch. Maggie’s got a new desk, computer and other assorted Lawyer-stuff all upstairs in her corner of a larger room. Maggie said that she wants to bring up one or two of her paintings to give it a sense of home.
David, the lawyer, is fully aware of our situation and is willing to be flexible with us which just really, really helps tremendously. Oh, and he’s already proven to be receptive to Maggie’s endless stream of improvement suggestions. And you know how Maggie LOVES to make things better!
She’ll essentially be doing paralegal work until the all-important bar results are posted early November. And the firm isn’t really family law but David was clear that as soon as she gets her bar card she’s welcome to bring in any business she’d like, family or otherwise. Maggie plans to sign up for court appointments as soon as is permissible to get that ball rolling.
She has said multiple times – “what a great first day!” And I wholeheartedly agree. It’s been a long hard road to get here and there were some times when I wasn’t sure we’d make it. But, it sure is nice to finally make it to this place.
* We like to stress that “live” part a lot. And combining the cancer crap and all the dead lawyer jokes is fertile ground for some hilarious jokes but I’m drawing a blank this morning. My brain is full of balance sheets and sales funnels.