I have been writing blogs for the firm now for a while and when I was first asked to start writing, the first thought that came to my mind was “Who is going to read a blog by a Law Clerk?” The second thought I had was “What the heck am I going to write about?” I am truly amazed by how many Law Clerks in firm’s write blogs. That is truly amazing.
To be fair, the second thought had scared me the most as coming up with a blog can sometimes be a difficult task. We can take different spins on certain topics but there really is no way around on being repetitive, but I feel we as firm do a pretty good job at keeping various topics. For instance, Robin K. Mann and I can pick the same topic to write on, but coming from each of us puts a totally different perspective on that topic. Robin’s would be from a lawyer’s perspective and mine from a “behind the scenes” perspective.
For the first time last week, a total stranger reached out to me and wanted to talk about a blog that I wrote. Do we give free advice? Well, seeing as the lawyers only have their time to sell, of course not, but this was something completely different. A future student in a Law Clerk program was doing research on becoming a certified Law Clerk and they came across my blog where I talk about what it takes to become a Law Clerk. For most of you, I’m sure you are thinking this is no big deal, but for me, it made me realize that we don’t always know who is reading our blogs, and therefore, we don’t know who we could be helping from time to time.
From this experience I take away that while I may be writing blogs mostly for myself, there is still a chance that someone else is reading it and if I can spread what little wisdom that I have on, that just makes my day.
To that future student, I wish you all the best of luck in your future career.
Christine Allan, Law Clerk