The musings of a juggling mother

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Moving forward

Life certainly seems to be moving forward apace here.

Despite buggering off early yesterday and therefore missing the phonecall from the practise manager I was invited to a formal interview with the partner next tuesday. except it won't be with the partner apparently, but with his wife, who is a Legal exec. But close enough:-) The partner did agree that, assuming I actually do get the job, he would pay my membership fees to ILEX, and according to the practise manager both my solicitor & colleague have said I'm OK. I'd kind of forgotten they'd be giving reports on my work - I should have been trying harder to woo them I suppose, but perhaps just getting on with the work & being me is the best bet - I'm not much good at pretending to be someone else:-)

Of course, i buggered off early today too, because the latest Dr's app't I could get for LMD was 3.20pm (well, the latest one with my Dr, and I don't see why I should even bother seeing any others after their track record). She was absolutely fine over night & this morning - showing a good few spots, but no pox's at all. But the nursery wouldn't accept my word for it that it wasn't chicken pox, so I needed to see the Dr to be told she had a "bit of a rash, nothing to worry about". Still, at least she'll be able to go back on friday no problems.

Works getting a bit manic now, as the cover solicitor works in a very different way to previous partner. The partner used to deal with the whole case from start to finish, just getting the secretaries to type up & send out the letters. Cover solicitor just personally deals with the main legal conveyancing, expecting the secreties to do all the leg work, form filling & registrations (as well as type letters etc). I don't actually see a problem with that except I'm a bit slow cos I have to learn how to do each thing, and other seceratary a) misses the old partner & the way things were, and b) hasn't done the "Top & Tailing" for so long she's mostly forgotton too, so it's a bit like the blind leading the blind there. With three completions early next week, we're working flat out to get everything done, while still not falling behind on the up & coming files! Still, I'm getting more & more certain that they are going to expect me to tale on my own caseload fairly soon after I start at weston office, so the learning curve is good for me.

I'm certainly feeling much happier now I'm back at work. I am just not cut out to be a SAHM.

college is getting more complicated now too. tonight we moved onto criminal law. i do have to take an exam in this, so there's more pressure straight away. I'd forgotton how many cases we are expected to learn - about 100, with name, date, brief facts, outcome, reasons, & court and presiding judge. I've gone off the idea a bit now;-) Criminal Law has changed SO much in the last 15 years too! i knew that the labour gov't had been consolidating all of our criminal law in theory, but seeing the changes on paper was a bit of a shock:-) it is simpler no - but still complicated enough:-)

Apparently my sister has dropped me in the proverbial by mentioning to my mum that i have a blog. I don't think I've said anything toooooo incriminating have I? Not recently anyway!


  • At Thursday, October 12, 2006 12:43:00 pm, Blogger craziequeen said…

    Wow - strike two - your mum has the internet *and* knows you have a blog......
    But can she find it :-)

    I'm still on first strike with my mum, she knows I have a blog - but doesn't have the internet [phew]


  • At Thursday, October 12, 2006 4:05:00 pm, Blogger Astryngia said…

    woo-hoo - things have moved on apace for you since I last caught up with you!! I trained as a solicitor yonks ago - you're bringing back fond memories of starting out as a receptionist in a solicitor's office, learning to type, filing, taking on some legal research and so on and so forward. :-) Happy Days.

  • At Thursday, October 12, 2006 4:25:00 pm, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said…

    So glad there were no pox, bodes well for your presence at work. I was climbing the walls by the end of my 5th year as a SAHM, so I'm there with you on that! Good luck with the interview.


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