Most people hate being wrong. Just as many—if not more—hate having to own up to being wrong.

But that’s what lawyers on Reddit recommended to a second-year attorney who asked for help regarding a potential ethics matter. The Reddit user, SomewhereBig4473, began a thread Wednesday in the r/Lawfirm subreddit by recounting that they inadvertently failed to show up for an oral argument, leading the court to deny the young attorney’s motion to dismiss the case.