Being a Lawyer was always a goal of mine even when I was a child. Just the thought of being able to make a difference in the world was enough to push me through college, grad school and finally the bar exam. Now I find myself on a daily basis not only helping people out through their legal hardships but also the business aspects of being a lawyer as well. I say business aspects because many people don't understand the amount of time and effort that goes on in the background in order to process clients and prepare for the cases. Not every client goes to trial and paperwork is an ongoing battle. As a criminal defense attorney I am routinely negotiating with prosecutors to get plea-bargains for my clients. It's not always an easy job and sometimes it's completely different than what I envisioned as a child, but in the end I make a difference in the world. This was the main reason I envisioned becoming a lawyer in the first place.