On Friday, the law group I am working for will be going to court in Los Angeles to attend a hearing regarding a law suit over fees for a case that took place nearly a decade ago. The courthouse has a tremendous ability to animate the office. So many hundreds of hours filing, researching, crafting arguments… but all in the dark corners of a sparsely inhabited workplace. The courthouse brings this practice not only out of the dark, but into the spotlight. The intensity that this polarity creates is awesome to witness. I also had a good conversation with the boss regarding annotations to this document I’ve been toiling with for quite some time, and it is now the case that instead of editing its language I will be underlining significant elements. In my opinion, considering the technicalities of this document, this is tremendously more efficient and I’m very happy the boss and I both agree this is the best way to proceed.