First month update

On Thursday I will have completed a full month as a public defender. The move out here went smoothly and we're pretty much settled in. It's been busy, with two trips back to the east coast, so not a lot of time to rest.

Life as a PD is busy. I have over 100 cases right now, and should have over 150 by the end of this week, as more are transferred to me. I'm regularly in the office until 6:30 or 7:00, catching up on writing motions and returning client phone calls.

I was supposed to have worked on two trials by now, but one client didn't show up on time to court and another trial got continued because the prosecution didn't have their witness. I have another trial scheduled for next week.

I'll try to update more often, but I'm pretty busy and there's a lot of stuff I can't say, due to client confidentiality concerns.

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I passed the Colorado Bar Exam

Results of the Colorado Bar Exam were posted this morning and my name was listed in the list of people who passed. Now I just need to pass the background check, take a professionalism class, and swear in and I'll be a real lawyer.

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Update from Colorado

Sorry for the lack of posting. Since my last post, I have:

  • Graduated from law school cum laude.

  • Temporarily moved to Denver to study for the Colorado bar exam.

  • Set a wedding date and time with my fiancee and booked a venue for same.

  • Started growing a bar exam "playoff beard".

  • Quit my day job as a programmer in preparation for my new day job as a public defender (to commence at some indefinite future time).

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