Authored By: Rachel Markin
Setting goals for your time in court seems like a no brainer, but as one attorney says, many unknowingly limit themselves when preparing for the big day.
Trial attorney, John G. Balestriere says time before a judge or arbitrator is precious. He suggests attorneys make double sure they're not limiting their case goals.
Belestriere writes in Above The Law attorneys should begin preparations by considering what they could possibly obtain for their clients. The cliché “open your mind” fits well in this stage of trial work; he advises to not automatically go to safe ground.
After deciding upon your goals, Balestriere says: prepare.
He advises lawyers to research and prepare for the specific law they will be addressing and understand the judge and how they’ve ruled in the past.
10 minutes in court could be more than 10 hours of prep work.
Balestriere suggests to think broadly of goals when heading to court, commit time to researching and watch for better than normal results.
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