Evolution: A Lawyer's Long Game

Evolution is a base concept on which our world is built upon. Without it, there would be no civilization, no society, no multi-national business deals, no government, and no lawyers. Before I go too far, I’m not talking about evolution as in versus creationism. I’m talking about the ability to adapt to changing circumstances over time. Certainly, the ability to adapt is one of the key traits a lawyer must possess. It is this ability that allows an attorney to handle multiple cases at the same time and shift plans when something unexpected happens in one of those cases. But what about adapting over time? Some of it’s easy—I assume everyone reading this has a computer and uses that instead of a typewriter.

The first time I met Memphis Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Nick Rice, he asked me why I wanted to be a lawyer. Without hesitation I answered, “to be successful.” As soon as I said it, I realized that my answer must either meant nothing or was too ambiguous. So I attempted to clarify. Nick Rice then told me to stop talking because it was exactly the right answer. It is possible that my answer was just the style Memphis Divorce Attorney Nick Rice appreciates, “simple and sharp.” Part of being successful to me means adapting to changing circumstances both on the ground and long term changes. If I was stubborn and refused to adapt, well you wouldn’t be reading this post.

As lawyers and lawyers in the making, we are all evolving as we adapt to a constantly changing legal landscape. Any challenge to this means you are not doing your job as an attorney or not keeping up with your CLE requirement. Larry Rice, Memphis Divorce and Family Attorney, makes this quite apparent to everyone on the Rice Divorce Team. He is always looking for new ways to make things better and faster for both the team and clients.

One of the ways Larry Rice, Memphis Divorce Attorney, has done this is to start an interactive live broadcast CLE series. For those looking to take their next evolutionary leap, I encourage them to catch one of these broadcasts – Larry Rice is not just a Memphis Divorce Attorney, he is also a teacher, writer, director, actor, and comedian. The online CLEs can be attended using a computer browser or the Periscope app. More information, including dates, times, and links, can be found on the Rice Divorce Team Facebook page.

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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