Tuesday, March 10, 2015
I was watching The Good Wife on DVR last night and it kind of gave me a flashback. The main character was sitting preparing arguments on a case and in her head she was making the arguments and then had a dialogue going on with what the other side was going to argue. Trial prep is ultimately what takes so long on a case because you have to prepare everything you are going to do and then prep against everything opposing counsel is going to do. Sometimes this leads to overkill on a case, other times, no amount of preparation can combat some random fact that comes out that is given more weight than normal. There is no shame in losing if you have a bad set of facts. That is beyond your control. However, preparation is controllable.