Walk into courtroom with Alysha. Most of law firm family have come to watch. Clients many with co-counsel have arrived. Some from around the world. Press is establishing base camp in the rear. As the minutes approach 9 the room fills.
Put bags on the table. Step out of tennies and into heels. Walk behind 85” tv that is in front right corner of the room. Breathe in and out. Kevin the court reporter is setting up. He says are you trying to avoid all the people. Nod at him. Smile. Find center.
Judge Shaffer enters just before 9. Jury comes in. Sits. Instructions are read. Judge says: now please turn your attention to the plaintiff for opening statement.Read More