Originally Posted by johnnynorman
When you go to work, try not to take work home with you (figuratively, not literally). Once you start caring about your clients, that's when the pain begins. Treat your clients like a doctor treats a patient. Do your best, but know that the results aren't your fault and that your one client is a spec in the universe, as are you.
This coming from a fairly jaded lawyer.
Wow! I thought my posts in the billable hours thread made me sound jaded, but you definitely win with "spec in the universe."
Odoreater - first, congratulations! Regarding the bar, while you should study hard (go to classes, take the practice tests, etc.), remember that you only have to pass, you don't have to get an "A." In other words, don't psyche yourself out. The bar review courses are designed to give you enough information to pass the bar. Do what they tell you to do, and you should be fine. My other advice is, outside of the bar review classes, avoid studying with groups of people, as this will only heighten your anxiety (it's like being around law students during finals mulitplied by 100).