Friday, April 6, 2012

Week 1 of Invisalign

It doesn't hurt anymore! The first day was the worst. I didn't think it was that bad, but compared to today, it was definitely pretty bad. The first three days were no better. I took Ibuprofen, but that did nothing. I had to eat yogurt, pudding and egg whites. I can eat normally now, but it's still hard for me to open my mouth wide. My teeth also feel sensitive when I bite down, but I think my teeth finished moving, because the aligner doesn't feel like anything.

I just finished 6 motions in limine in less than 24 hours. Practicing law sucks. I'm in the early steps of trial prep, and I've never gone to trial, so I don't know what anything is. I'm learning as I go along. The Rutter Guide was no help in trying to figure out the time limit to file motions in limine, and it seems like most practitioners file their motions before the final status conference. The court set the final status conference at my hearing on Monday, and I had to get my motions in 16 days before April 30. I had about 2 days to write them. No one at the office can help, since we were all overloaded with cases. One of the assistants quit last week, and we  had a new associate come in, so we're a little short-staffed.

There's been so much dramz at work. My work bff and I talk about writing our memoirs about being at a tiny, craptastic plaintiff's side firm pretty much everyday. She feels the same way I do. We like the nature of the work, but the speed at which we are required to work, and the expectation that we'll pick up other people's slack is killing us. More next time.