i finally got to meet with rhinitis’ mom over lunch today. she consulted me about putting up a corporation -- something i used to do regularly when i was still with a firm. as we were about to wrap things up, she remarked that i looked pretty young for a lawyer. i’m knocking on 30, but this is still something i regularly hear from people i’ve only just met. i always find that observation a little funny, because i imagine they might expect lawyers to be in their mid or late 30s, at the very least. when i entered law school, the average age of my blockmates might have been anywhere between 22 and 23 years old, although we had someone who was only 19 at the time. he was young then, and still was when he passed the bar at 24. in my case, i was just at the right age, since i turned 22 after two months of law school. although it really felt as if i turned a decade older. the odd thing is that i’m always mistaken for someone who is much older when i have my other hats on.