Monday, September 19, 2011

Preparing for Trial

   Clients do not always realize the work that is necessary to properly bring a case to trial.  One of my cases goes to trial in 60 days and my office is getting ready.  Here is a list of projects we are working on.
  1. Scheduling witness testimony
  2. Finalizing Exhibits
  3. Finalizing Jury Instructions
  4. Filing motions regarding the anticipated evidence
  5. Completing depositions of opposing experts
  6. Asking the Court to order final document production.
As trial approaches, I will be talking to the individual witnesses more so that they understand the importance of their testimony, working on jury selection, preparing demonstrative exhibits, and, of course, opening/closing arguments.

   Because of the work involved, it is important that the Client appreciate both the strengths and weaknesses of his case.  You have to play your hand smartly.  See