I became a lawyer because, among other reasons, it seemed like the natural extension of high school and college debate clubs. I thought it would be a profession where I would argue and debate for a living. And in TV shows and movies, writers and actors dramatize the work of lawyers by showing them passionately making speeches and arguments for their clients and causes. But rhetorical speechmaking is only a small part of litigation.

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