November 06, 2020 Feature

The Next Big Thing

By Judge Samuel A. Thumma

For as long as I can remember, thinking about and pursuing the next big thing has been exciting, rewarding, sometimes disappointing, and always motivating. And in hindsight, it seems that is how it should have been. But now, as a judge of a certain age, I have come to think that the next big thing may not be a big thing at all. Or, stated more accurately, that the next big thing is not an abrupt change in job or a promotion to a different court or some other enormous milestone.

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