Thursday, January 08, 2004

Should law clerks talk to lawyers

Ernie the Attorney, in his ongoing law clerk chronicles, concludes here that it was a good thing that he was not allowed to talk to the lawyers when he was a law clerk.

Well, I was allowed to talk to the lawyers when I was a law clerk in the W.D. Va., but the lawyers didn't really want to talk to me, because they knew and I knew that I didn't know anything and couldn't do anything. Now, down in the Eastern District of Tennessee, they've got these permanent law clerks, and it is imperative that lawyers get to know them and pick their brains at every opportunity.

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