Join us every week for the Friday 5 where we get the inside scoop on the lawyers of Harrison Pensa. Featured lawyers answer 5 questions about who they are and what they care about. You’ll be surprised at what you will discover.
Q: How is practicing law different than you thought it would be?
There is a huge business side to operating a successful legal practice, and that is not something that we’re taught in law school. In law school, we learn about legal concepts in a more abstract, conceptual setting. However, in daily practice, we also need to think about docketing, billing, and managing client expectations, which are things that you really can’t learn by reading a textbook.
Q: What makes a typical day great?
Going in front of a judge, making your (hopefully) well-reasoned argument, and getting the result you want after hours of preparation. And then being able to tell the client about it.
Q: If you couldn’t be a lawyer, what would you do?
Travel writer. Or professional food critic. Professional food critic who travels?
Q: Hit random on your iPod – what are the top 5 songs that come up?
- Campus – Vampire Weekend
- Days go By – Keith Urban
- Electric Chapel – Lady GaGa
- All Canadian Surf Club – Tragically Hip
- Wonderwall – Oasis
Q: Last foreign country that I visited was? Why?
I went on vacation to Paris, France for a week in August. I almost didn’t come home…