Having spent the first (almost) decade of my reporting career in the freelance arena, I had the opportunity to work with some wonderful attorneys. I developed a great rapport with some. Some others I consider to be "favorites." I know, like parents, we're not supposed to really have favorites. But I do. (I'm NOT a mother, though)
I had a happy circumstance in an out-of-town assignment the other day. I was in an unfamiliar courtroom, not the best layout, new judge, etc. But as the courtroom started to fill up, a friendly and familiar face came up before the Bar. I was delighted to see one of my "favorites" from my deposition practice. Made me smile.
And it was nice to have a little bit of friendly banter with someone that I knew and could relax around. It was a good day in court.
I hope you all have those attorneys who, whenever you see them, make you smile.