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August 05, 2006

Sensitive Litigation Moment No. 10: Stand Up, Guys.

Jonathan Stein at his busy and thoughtful blog The Practice offers some fine advice in "Stand up and be heard". Jonathan and I have very different day-to-day law practices. But this is a great post for any trial lawyer, new or experienced, in state or federal forums. Another reason for standing up in court, rather than sitting--even if you have the option to sit or "sitting" is the local practice--is the overall goal to make that courtroom "yours". It's hard to be, or appear to be, supremely confident and in charge of your environment when you are sitting down. It makes you look unbecomingly detached, too.

Posted by JD Hull at August 5, 2006 11:00 PM


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