I had my first court hearing yesterday for one of the cases from my law school clinic. Things didn’t go real smoothly but that was due to unanticipated events which I’m guessing happens often. We were able to get at least part of what our client needed done. I think I did fine and my supervising attorney was pleased with my performance. I was much more nervous anticipating this hearing than actually doing it.
Now that I have this hearing done I get to have another one next Friday and then I will probably be done for the semester. I feel more confident about this one. I’m still not sure that I’ll sit for the bar but now I can truthfully say I was a practicing attorney with court experience.