An interview – and an ‘aha’ moment


Today I was interviewed about what it is like to be a barrister.  I realised I had a smile on my face for my whole answer.  After twenty three years I still love the excitement of opening a new brief, coming to grips with a new set of issues, thinking about the best way to solve a client’s problems, working out to convince a judge of my client’s case, and – of course – appearing in court and arguing matters.  Every day is different as I move from  conferences to researching law to drafting advices to negotiating settlements and – of course again – to going to court and doing my best to win my case.  How many people have that smile on their face after 23 years in the one job?   Aha, indeed!  I am in the right place.





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2 thoughts on “An interview – and an ‘aha’ moment

  1. Motherwhoworks November 14, 2012 at 10:40 am Reply

    Great start Sam – and great too that you love sc-ing or qc-ing or whatever you peeps call yourselves these days! Sx

  2. Angela O'Brien November 14, 2012 at 10:45 am Reply

    The corollary is that people who love their work inevitably communicate that through the way in which they approach each day at the job and their attitude and approach to clients. That’s very evident with you Sam as you approach every day with a smile on your face. Looking forward to future blogs.

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