Day in the life of
Lawyer – Angela May
For me, being a lawyer is rewarding because I get to fight for those that have been injured or hurt through no fault of their own. I get to use my voice to persuade others to compensate my clients for their injuries.
As a plaintiff’s lawyer, I have worked for firms that truly value work/life balance. I usually don’t work long hours unless I’m preparing for a hearing or a trial, which is great for me since I’m a working mother.
Additionally, I have worked for smaller firms which allowed me to get more hands-on experience and handle cases that I may not have had the opportunity to work on at larger firms.
One of the pros of being a lawyer is getting to help people who truly need it. For me, there is nothing more rewarding than getting a great result for my client and putting a smile on their face. I also love people so I try to connect with my clients on a personal level and develop a sense of trust.
One of the cons is not being able to help everyone or meet every client’s expectations, due to a factors such as bad facts or the law just isn’t in the client’s favor. This usually requires having difficult conversations with the client which can be very disappointing because I want to help everyone – and when I can’t, I tend to take it personally.
represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.