Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on TV

I'm knee-deep in preparations for my Objection to Motion to Strike Jury Demand and For Bench Trial on Remaining Issues, as well as the Exhibits to support it.

I'm a marketer. And a journalist. Also? A Defendant pro se.

The marketer in me understands how attorneys operate...which, ironically, is much like a marketer.

The journalist in me is indignant that Plaintiff's counsel is selectively reporting information to create a circumstantial and inaccurate tale.

The Defendant in me is mad as a hornet that my life has been turned on its ear for almost two years because of an ego-driven lawsuit.

I've learned a lot in that time, though.

1. Mostly, I'm strong. When I'm not, there are so many people who fill in the gaps.

2. If I believe in something on principle, then the fighter in me doesn't go down until the bitter end.

3. There are so many valuables in my life that this lawsuit can't take away, no matter what.

4. As painful as they may seem, some things happen for a reason.

5. Wine is a lot cheaper than paying an attorney


Susan Neal said...

You have my sympathies. I've only been in one small civil suit, but it was highly unpleasant and even though we prevailed, it was small compensation for the stress it caused. Yuck. I hope it concludes quickly and happily for you and...I'll add lawyer to your many talents.

The Herd Mom said...

I'm really hoping and praying that you prevail. You know how I feel. ;)