Why I do what I do
I had the good fortune to attend the Fair Credit Reporting Act conference put on by the National Association of Consumer Advocates last month. During the conference, I was repeatedly reminded why I enjoy representing consumers with credit reporting errors, mismatched credit reports, and identity theft issues. It was highly informative and inspiring to hear top-flight consumer lawyers freely share their strategies and tactics for achieving the best outcomes for their clients. The graciousness of the presenters and the camaraderie amongst the attendees was energizing.
The longer I practice law the more I realize that my enthusiasm lies in helping individuals to achieve positive and, occasionally, life-changing outcomes through the legal system. It is a true privilege to serve as counsel to a diverse clientele. My most satisfying cases normally begin and end the same way: at the outset of the case, I encounter a client who is fearful, angry, anxious, and nervous; after the case ends, I see a client who is relieved, smiling, and ready to move on with their life. Of course, not all cases end that way, but it sure is a joy when they do. Law practice is about helping your clients. Some lawyers help individuals, others help businesses, and still others assist the government and non-profit organizations. I’ve never been a government or non-profit lawyer, but I have had the pleasure of helping many, many individuals and a few businesses. I hope to continue serving my clients as long as my mind and health allow!