There is a common misconception that Court is a strict, no-nonsense process that is etched in stone. It might shock you to find out that Court is really an unpredictable environment that requires quick-on-your-feet thinking and flexibility.
If you've been following the news, you've likely heard about litigation surrounding Taylor Swift, who was being sued for defamation by a radio DJ. Swift alleged that this DJ had grabbed her, under the skirt, in 2013. Not wanting to make a national news story of the situation, Swift had reported the grab to her "people", who notified the DJ's radio station employers, who then fired the DJ. This DJ then alleged that Swift made up allegations that he had grabbed her inappropriately, which resulted in him getting fired and becoming unable to find any employment now. He sued her in federal court for this.
Words are tricky. They can get you in trouble or out of trouble. They can save your life or get you killed. They can save your relationship or end it. They can win your case or lose it. I think you get the idea. Words are everything in our profession. Words are the art of trial practice. If you asked ten attorneys what one word within a Judge's Order or Opinion meant, you might get ten different opinions, depending on their frame of reference.
Tonight's post about a shocking revelation was written by our Savannah family law attorney, Professor David Purvis.
There is substance and there is process. Both are vital to knowing the game board and winning the game. In trial practice, you've got to know the intricacies of discovery. Tonight, our Marietta divorce attorney, Alyssa Blanchard, takes us to an infrequently used but vital tool in the litigation process.
Tonight's post about a very peculiar aspect of Trial Practice was written by our Savannah divorce attorney, David Purvis.
A little while ago, I was trying a free wheeling case which was stretching on into days. Opposing Counsel's witnesses and documents seemed as loose as as an earthworm on valium. He barely knew who he was going to call as a witness anymore than I did. For trial practice, it was nearly anarchy. It was very close to pandemonium in the court room.
"A man has got to know his limitations." I've grown up knowing this to be true and knowing my limitations in my family law practice is one of the most important things I could know.
Tonight's post on being honest with your attorney was written by our Atlanta Family Law attorney, Dina Khismatulina.
A good family law trial lawyer understands their client, their client's perspective, goals, motivation, fears and hopes. A good family law trial lawyer can articulate their client's position and frame that position well, with compassion, with clarity, with purpose and with conviction.