By: Forrest Edwards
Nearly a year ago, I began as a law clerk with Rice, Amundsen & Caperton. It was the end of my first year of law school and I was in search of an opportunity to learn more about family law and civil litigation in general. Through my previous experience working in the legal field, I was more than familiar with Larry Rice and his reputation as an expert in divorce law. On several occasions I utilized his book, “The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice,” to assist in drafting certain pleadings. It is also worth mentioning that Larry went to Southwestern (now Rhodes College) with my mother and Hillcrest High School with my father. I was thrilled to begin learning about the ins and outs of divorce law from the man who literally wrote the book.
On my first day of work, I walked into the homey office located on Jefferson Avenue and was taken aback at what I saw. This three-story office was filled with hustle and bustle and functioned like a well-oiled machine. The amount of information I was confronted with on my first day was daunting and I thought I could never remember it all. Luckily, I had constant support from the attorneys, paralegals, and other law clerks in the office.
Fast forward to present time and I am still learning something new every single day. I began the position expecting to learn about family law, and I have, but equally as important I have learned how hard the Rice Divorce Team works for their clients. The combined capability, dedication, and expertise of the Rice Divorce Team is something that can truly only be experienced firsthand, although we hope that you never need to hire us.
My experience as a member of the Rice Divorce Team has undoubtedly shaped my career as a legal professional and continues to be a humbling experience.
This blog is written by the law clerks and interns of the Rice Divorce Team. We document our experience working with Memphis Divorce Lawyer Larry Rice and Memphis Divorce Lawyer Nick Rice, as well as other members of the Rice Divorce Team. The Rice Divorce Team represents clients in Tennessee, including Memphis, Nashville, Jackson, Columbia, Johnson City, and Knoxville. We hope these blog posts will be interesting and show the evolution of students as they move towards being divorce and family lawyers and paralegals. The statements in these posts should not be used as legal advice about divorce or family law.
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In the 2016 Mid South Super Lawyer edition, Larry Rice answered questions on a few of his favorite things. Click the link to read what he said on page 10: http://digital.superlawyers.com/superlawyers/taslrs16?pg=10#pg10