I have to say, after an 11 hour second day of work, reading the last page or so made me feel much better.
Late yesterday afternoon I got my first assignment, looking up this kind of obscure thing and reporting back. Spent the end of yesterday and this morning doing it and couldn't find anything really on point, so I had to go to the partner and basically tell her there was nothing. But, that looking at the statutes and the little the cases said, the general feeling she had yesterday about the issue made the most sense. She didn't seem phased by my lack of results, but I just felt like I totally missed something.
Then she gives me another assignment and asks me to write a short memo on it. Said that if it was taking me more than 5 hours I should talk to her. Started working on it and first had to completely familiarize myself with this larger topic I knew nothing about, then start looking for cases that were really on point. Could not find anything really. About 5 hours later I figure I've read every case that could even be close, and I have no definitive response. I try to go check in with her, and she's actually left for a meeting.
To make things worse, I go out of town for a conference first thing tomorrow morning. So I sit my ass down and start writing a memo outlining the basics and sort of extrapolating stuff for the question at hand. Next thing I know, I'm the last person in the office and I have something that might be ok, but might also be the worst thing ever written. Send it over to the partner, and emphasize in the email how willing I would be to redo it when I get back on Monday. Leave the office terrified cause I won't hear anything until I go back into work Monday morning.
Then I see that other people are having slightly similar experiences and it makes me feel better. Still not sure I handled it in the best way, maybe should have talked to the partner earlier, but maybe it won't hurt me too much.
ETA - forgot to mention, I absolutely love this place and the people so far. Know it's a long shot cause I'm just a rising 2L, but I think I could see myself here in the long run.