Lawyers are serious about our work. It involves important matters on behalf of our clients and can have significant and serious consequences. But it’s important to keep everything in perspective. Here’s a great story from a “former” young lawyer who remembers his first time dealing with former Oklahoma Bar President, Doug Sanders of Poteau, Oklahoma. (We all call him Dougal.) Obviously the words of wisdom that were shared with him made a lasting impact.
To have a long-term career in the law it is important to keep things in perspective and sometimes you may have to teach yourself to say “It’s just a danged ol’ lawsuit.”