Me: Um, I'm filing this "amended complaint" for you. Do we need to pay for this?
Attorney 4: I guess so.
Me: Ok, is this date right?
Attorney 4: No...I think we need to do the date on the order. Are we serving the attorney?
Me: Oh! Good idea. Completely forgot about that. Wait, am I still serving the guy the attorney represents?
Attorney 4: I don't think so. I mean, that's why he has a lawyer, right?
Me: Makes sense. But, the date on the order doesn't give us enough time to serve the lawyer.
Attorney 4: Oh, you're right. How does that work?
Secretary 2: Actually,
Me & Attorney 4: Really?!?!
Secretary 2: Yes. Just give me the complaint.
I'll be the first to admit that I know absolutely nothing about the practice of law. Today, however, confirmed that I don't even want to know how to do half of this lawyer stuff.
I mean really, do I want to learn how to file an amended complaint? Not at all. Will I ever want to know how the difference between the different motions to dismiss? Doubt it. Am I ever going to be able to cite statutes by memory? Nope. Do do I foresee caring about any of the other tedious and arbitrary details you allegedly need to know in order to engage in the practice of law? Not in a million years.
This does not bode well for my future in the profession.