What New Litigators Can Do to Win Their First Trial
April 29, 2015
Martis Alex offers tips to green litigators at trial
According to Labaton Sucharow partner Martis Alex, "There's no substitute for knowing all of the facts and the law. You never want the jury to see any doubt, hesitation, or that you are surprised. As part of your trial prep, prepare your adversary's case—then figure out how to beat it. Don't try to fool the jury—they will see through you, and any loss of credibility could be fatal to your case. Remember, the jurors' eyes are on you at all times. Your facial expressions and body language speak as loudly as your words. Finally, relax. You are well prepared, you believe in your case—show the judge and jury why they should agree with you."