St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics
In law school and in law practice, the power of preparation is reinforced. Generations of law students have heard me extol the virtue of preparation above all others. While it is true, even the best preparation will never beat luck; luck is fickle and not subject to our control. On the other hand, we totally control the amount and quality of the preparation we put into any project. I discovered preparation is more important than good looks, nice clothes, a shiny leather briefcase, eloquence, experience, or even intelligence.
Gerald Reamey, The Lawyer as Dream Enabler, 13 St. Mary's J. on Legal Malpractice & Ethics 34 (2023).