You sweated through a motion to dismiss or a summary judgment. It took months–maybe even years–to complete discovery in your case. You even made it through a hearing or two. Now, you wake up screaming at night. You have cold sweats. Your stomach feels as if Lilliputians are tap dancing on it. It must mean it’s time to go to trial. It’s not enough to simply say, “be prepared,” but it is good advice.
Blogger Mitch Jackson has more. Despite referring to trial lawyers as “human beings,” the attorney / author offers some otherwise useful presentation tips that may prove effective for those representing themselves in court:
Mark Twain is credited with once saying, ‘It takes me three weeks to prepare for an impromptu speech.’ If you’ve ever watched a really good trial lawyer give an opening statement or closing argument, you’ll walk away from the experience moved, motivated and ready to take the requested action. Not only will you feel a strong rapport with the lawyer, you’ll also feel passionate about his or her client and the case.
See the full article from Mitch Jackson.