By Grif Stockley
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She has a piece of the Davis case, too. We both like Oscar better than Chip Burton. It is no secret that Oscar was responsible for hiring us, for one thing, but also he is genuinely a nice man. He is in his sixties and seems ready to retire, but for some reason he won’t or can’t. If his office is any indication, he can afford it. He has a fireplace, an antique walnut desk I’d like to steal if I could figure out a way to get it through the door, and works of unknown (to me) Southern artists, who, according to Martha (incongruously, an art history major in college), for the moment are quite popular.
I flee down the hall until I get to 1613 and find Clan as promised, leaning back in his chair and gazing at his wall. I walk through the open door. “Your receptionist doesn’t seem particularly in awe of you,” I say, taking a seat in the only other chair in the office. He grins, his now fat cheeks billowing outward like toy sails. “It’s a mutual-non admiration society. Thank God she’s a temp. ” He spreads both hands under his rib cage in the now time-dishonored manner. I shake my head in wonder at my friend’s perpetual time warp.
I could write a book about what I still don’t know about general practice. I am going to have to find a floor full of lawyers who will take turns holding my hand and lending me their forms. I can handle a criminal case and have learned more than I want to know from the plaintiff’s side about personal injury litigation, but I can’t draw up a simple deed without wanting to check my malpractice coverage. I realize suddenly that I am no longer covered by the firm. I’ll just have to fly without it for a while.