As a newly licensed attorney, you may feel ready to tackle any obstacle thrown your way if an employer is willing to give you a shot at the big time. At least, that is how I felt in the fall of 2017, after getting sworn in and starting a judicial clerkship in the Denver metro area. I was so hungry for a position in my chosen practice area (electric utility regulatory work) that when a sought-after regional firm called me, I prematurely warned my very understanding judge that I would be leaving my clerkship should I be chosen for the position.
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