Embrace the Process

Embrace the Process | Dana Heitz

{3:11 minutes to read} The law can be so black-and-white that it’s inconsistent with reality, which is notoriously (sometimes frighteningly) messy. And law is often mundane, bureaucratic, and tedious. After all, there isn’t much aesthetic joy in a stack of legal files. Poetry, on the other hand, is all complexity and flow and rulelessness and beauty, and it doesn’t seem to have much in common with the legal profession. But some lawyers can find the same kind of joy in rearranging evidence and watching an argument emerge as writers do from selecting the right words to structure their thoughts into a poem.

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