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Going to Trial

by on May 16, 2013



[V]ery few young men and women who graduate from law school will ever try a case. Some of them end up in areas of law where trials are virtually nonexistent, such as intellectual property or antitrust. Others go into large law firms where they are never the ones allowed to actually try a case. But many are frankly just too scared to do it. There are a large number of lawyers, many calling themselves trial lawyers, who are petrified of going to trial. You can identify the really nervous ones because they are always the biggest blowhards, screaming and threatening that if they don’t get what they want the will just go to trial. Invariably if you look at them and say, “Okay, let’s pick a jury,” they fold like a cheap suit.

Well while I am not a Barrister [yet] I love going to trial. I have had 5…

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