April 17, 2008

ID: "I was hoping for something a bit more fun. and made of whiskey"

Congratulations to Sarah for passing the Idaho bar, and thanks for this observation:

I am knee deep in my first official trial on appeal, and the trial lawyer (for the defendant) decides that it would be a good plan to call his client (now our client) a "maniac" during opening statements. Really? Really??? You think that is a good way to introduce your client to the jury? I may be just a baby lawyer, but I seem to think that the jury might not be so open to your defense if you start off on the my-client-the-maniac foot....