Today was my last day at work. My day felt very bittersweet. I cleaned out my desk, logged in my hours, turned in my timesheets, and off to lunch I went with 30 co-workers.
We received a gift for working in the department. Nice things were said about us by our supervisor. Hugs were exchanged with promises to keep in touch.
I learned alot about the practice of law. I learned how to argue before a court, how to appear before a court, how to address a court. I learned how to draft legal documents, and the many, many revisions it takes. I learned, learned, learned how pervasive state office politics are. I learned the pain of having someone treat you hostile, and how to hold your head up and try to be the bigger person. I learned to communicate more effectively, to assert oneself, and my confidence in my abilities grew leaps and bounds.
I feel scared and sad. My first legal job down. No job.