Looking back on the week, I think I did a fairly good job of not embarrassing myself as a lawyer in any significant way. Of course, I did continue publishing posts on this weblog, which I'm certain some lawyers would find embarrassing. And there was the fact that one of the week's two depositions was postponed, which raises the possibility that in not committing any grievous lawyerly sins, I was merely lacking in opportunities to commit them.
In any case, the week seemed more about rainmaking than serious legal work. "Rainmaking" is what the defense lawyers call it; plaintiffs' lawyers like me call it . . . well, I don't know what we call it. Schmoozing with other plaintiffs' lawyers? Hanging out? Going for beers?
On Tuesday, the rainmaking activities included a round of golf. The golf wasn't good. In fact, now that I think about it, it was when the week's quota of embarrassment occurred. Even after my good friend suggested I borrow his driver and slow down my backswing, things remained very grim.
My excuse? It was the first time I played golf this year. With any luck, it will be the last. Don't worry, though: if I'm called upon to engage in further rainmaking activities, I'll still be up for drinking beer . . .