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Ten reasons I'd rather try a case against a good lawyer

An attorney asked me to help try a case a week before trial.  Day one I arrived with a notice of appearance.  The defense lawyer objected due to "unfair surprise."  Overruled.

It was not a complex trial but the defense lawyer struggled.  Mightily.

After the good (for us) verdict came in this is what the jurors said.  They had a really hard time with how bad the defense lawyer was.  They felt very sorry for the defendant for having such a poor lawyer.  Closing argument was so awful they could not even "bear to look" at her.  They had to make extra sure they didn't rule against the defendant because of counsel.  So they tried to even things out.   Thankfully they were able to give us a good verdict but this left a permanent impression with me.

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