Sometimes it feels like that’s what our clients are: a runaway train, wrong way on a one-way track. You try your best: you plead, you exhort, you beg; yet they have their own wisdom, their own logic, their own reason for doing things. Doesn’t matter that you’re an attorney and doesn’t matter that you’re trained to help them. Clients will do what clients want to do.
It’s disappointing and frustrating. We dedicate our lives, nay, our careers to those that no one else will help. We fight with them, we get angry with them, but we do it all for them. Not because we’re better; rather because we might as well be them.
PD Dude is experiencing this and I completely understand. You second guess yourself: “Could I have been more convincing? Should I have explained it better? Did I do something wrong?” It’s only because you care.
The lesson is never to give up, never to be defeated, but to know that you tried when not many others would.
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