Currently two of my partners, one associate, and several other support staff are in trial here in Harris, County. The case technically began on September 10th with pre-trial matters taking place on that Thursday and Friday. Voir Dire began on Monday, September 14th and testimony started on Tuesday. Since then, all of my colleagues have dedicated their time, energy and focus on this trial. There is a possibility that the trial could last several more weeks. As a result, the rest of the firm has to come together and work as a team to help them with other matters which are going on here at the office. I will be the first to admit that sometimes I’m not as good of a team player as I could be. With the pressures of bringing in business, working the files, protecting the rights of your clients, and hopefully coming to a successful resolution helping out others sometimes is not in the front of my mind. However, in order for any business, and especially a law firm, those who are in firms together must work with each other to make sure that the clients’ are the number one priority and that means helping each other out. At the end of the day, everyone wins if those who are focused on trial and keep that focus while the rest of us help carry the water for them back at the office.