Friday, October 28, 2011

Recent Developments

I'm not sure how many people actually still read this blog, but for those that do I apologize for the lack of posts lately. Now that we are finally situated I feel like we are starting to get into a little bit of a groove again. I have applied to a couple of jobs here at the local district attorney's offices and the public defender's office but the job market is tight here and there are no openings so I am still sitting and waiting and crossing my fingers that something will open up. This week I also applied to become a member of a couple of appellate panels where if I were I accepted I would be appointed to handle the appeals of indigent clients here in California. I am worried that even though I have experience in appellate practice, it is not in the areas they are looking for, but I will keep my fingers crossed there as well.

In the meantime, I have started a internship/volunteership with the public defenders office so every Tuesday and Wednesday I go to the local court and help the assigned public defender with her misdemeanor calendar. She has a huge caseload and it is impressive to see her knock all of her cases out quickly and efficiently but also giving her clients quality representation in the minimal time she can spend with them. The courtroom is just one exit away from my wife's clinic, so we get to carpool and then the local cardroom is just across the street from the court so I have been playing some 20/40 limit on those afternoons.

Fresno has been bad to me in terms of poker profit, but hopefully things are turning around as I have had a couple of decent winning sessions lately. So the future plans are to keep the fingers crossed that I can get hired somewhere and to just keep on grinding until then.

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