The beauty of being a small law firm is having some degree of control over what I do and who I do it for (usually). I do not get stuck doing just a single type of law—i.e., bankruptcy, divorce, or litigation. Here is a glimpse of what my schedule has been since I last updated this blog:
Thursday: Prepare an Answer and Counterclaim on a new case. Finalize discovery responses in a litigation. Met a client in Oakdale to review a case. Went to golf league in Maplewood.
Friday: Prepared probate pleadings. Sent out answers to discovery. Prepared and sent discovery to an opposing party. Commented on a proposed new business deal for a client in St. Paul.
Monday: Prepared for a hearing in Ramsey County. Submitted a letter to a judge in Otter Tail County, submitted a pleading on a case in Hennepin County. Settled two personal injury cases.
Tuesday: Settled a litigation for a business client. Worked on a declaratory judgment action for a client to get insurance coverage on a denied claim. Attended a hearing in St. Paul, and thankfully prevailed in every respect. Received a judgment after a trial in Freeborn County (my client was awarded every dollar we asked for in a real estate related matter). Met with a client in Vadnais Heights on a new corporate matter.
Wednesday: Attempted to get a resolution to a commercial lease dispute for a property in Minneapolis. Looked at firm's financials and workflow. Develop assignments for the paralegal to execute. Got up to speed on a real estate litigation over property in Anoka.
It's been a very busy week indeed, but I am very lucky to have clients who trust me to do their work!